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Crowns and Bridges services offered in Orlando, FL

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 Q & A

What are crowns and bridges?

Crowns and bridges are common dental restorations that work in different ways to correct issues with your smile. 

Dental crowns

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

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.  

What kinds of problems can dental crowns correct?

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:

  • To protect a worn-down tooth
  • To cover a cracked or chipped tooth
  • To improve discoloration that can’t be corrected with teeth whitening
  • To cover a root canal restoration
  • To correct irregularities in the size or shape of teeth

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.  

What are the advantages of dental bridges?

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.