Crowns and bridges are among the most popular dental restorations performed at OBT Dental & Orthodontics in Orlando, Florida. The team of outstanding dentists creates beautiful and natural-looking restorations that help complete your smile. If you’d like more information about crowns and bridges, call to schedule a visit or book online today.
Crowns and bridges are common dental restorations that work in different ways to correct issues with your smile.
Dental crowns replace a portion of your natural tooth tissue but leave the roots of the tooth in place. A crown covers all of the visible surfaces of your natural tooth.
Dental bridges replace one or more missing teeth with artificial teeth. The bridge is anchored on each side with a dental crown on the adjacent teeth and affixed permanently in place.
Thanks to advancements in dental technology, the artificial materials used in crafting dental crowns and bridges offer an incredibly natural-looking finish. They even have the same minor irregularities and color variations as natural teeth.
Dental crowns are among the most versatile types of dental restorations. They offer both functional and aesthetic benefits.
Some of the reasons people come in for dental crowns include:
Dental crowns are also the visible portion of dental implants. The artificial teeth used in bridgework are called pontics but are manufactured similarly to crowns.
Dental bridges are a great way to fill a gap in your smile. Because they are held in place by dental crowns, bridges are considered to be permanent restorations.
Bridgework can make your smile more attractive and helps restore normal speech patterns. Replacing missing teeth also helps stabilize your bite, giving your remaining natural teeth the support needed to stay in place.
Bridges are more secure than partial dentures and won’t slip or shift in your mouth. They do cost a bit more than dentures but less than dental implants, which are permanent. However, even the best dental bridges eventually need to be repaired or replaced, so it’s important to factor those costs in when making a decision.
The best way to learn more about crowns and bridges is to book a one-on-one consultation at OBT Dental & Orthodontics. You can schedule your visit online any time of day or call to speak with a friendly member of the administrative staff during normal business hours.