Dental crowns are designed to restore a single tooth. The shell is custom-made, so its size, shape and color are the same as the rest of your natural teeth. A dental bridge consists of false teeth fixed between 2 crowns that are attached to healthy teeth that fill the space caused by a missing tooth. Designed for more than one missing tooth, bridges can correct more serious tooth loss, damage or decay than a crown.

Bridges:

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Crowns:

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Your dentist will perform a thorough examination to determine which is best for you. During the consultation, you may ask him or her questions, discuss which procedure you’re most comfortable with, and express your concerns. The consultation process is focused on your individual needs, and a good dentist recommends either a crown or bridge when he or she knows which will be of most benefit to you.

These days, most dental practices provide all-ceramic bridges and crowns, but some dentists go above and beyond to offer restorations that are unrivaled in durability, aesthetics and quality. Working with elite-level laboratory technicians who use the best materials, they have raised the bar in restorative dentistry. From start to finish, they are committed to perfecting your oral health and smile, and will work tirelessly to ensure your satisfaction.

When your dental prosthetic has been made, you will return to your dentist’s office to have it placed. These prosthetics, whether they are crowns or bridges, look and function just like your natural tooth/teeth once did, restoring dental health, appearance and confidence.

 

Need bridges in Lakeland FL? Visit us at the dental office of G.R. Sheumaker Jr. DDS. Our friendly and caring staff are dedicated to helping you achieve a beautiful and healthy smile. Give us a call today.