Crowns & Bridges
At Boca Smiles Dentistry, it’s our responsibility to provide you with the treatments and education you need to keep your smile healthy and intact for as long as possible. But one day, you may break a tooth on hard candy or lose a tooth because of a sports injury. In either case, we need to take steps to restore function and appearance to your smile, and crowns and bridges accomplish both.
What Crowns & Bridges Do
Crowns, often called “caps,” are carefully designed shells of porcelain or other durable material that are custom made to fit over and protect your natural tooth. If you have a tooth that’s broken, structurally weak, or significantly decayed, a crown placed at our Boca Raton dental office is the perfect solution. A crown may also allow us to save a tooth that might otherwise have to be extracted.
Bridges are one of the most popular and affordable solutions for a missing tooth. Thanks to updated materials and technology, bridges created at our Boca Raton dental office are practically indistinguishable from your natural teeth.
We understand that having any dental restoration placed – whether it’s a bridge or a crown – is a significant investment for you. After all, you will most likely live with the restoration for many years, so we want you to be thrilled with the results.
Dr. Lee has 15 years’ experience in placing high-quality esthetic restorations that are beautiful, durable, and indistinguishable from your natural teeth. We will be happy to answer all your questions and help you decide whether a crown or bridge is appropriate for your needs.
How We Use Dental Crowns
Dental crowns are a versatile restoration and can resolve a number of problems:
- Protect and strengthen teeth weakened by decay or disease
- Protect a tooth after root canal therapy
- Strengthen a cracked or broken tooth
- Cosmetically restore teeth that are chipped or severely stained
Strong, Durable Dental Crowns
Since your new crown is designed to work as a natural tooth, it needs to withstand a lot of wear and tear. Porcelain and zirconia are both very strong and durable materials that resist staining and are an excellent choice for esthetic dental crowns. With proper care and routine dental checkups, your crown could last as long as 15 years.
A bridge is a dental restoration that we use to replace one or more missing teeth. Bridges are typically made using crowns that attach to adjacent teeth with an artificial tooth suspended between them to fill the space left by a missing tooth.
While a dental bridge enhances your appearance by correcting the appearance of a missing tooth, it also serves the important purpose of stabilizing surrounding teeth. When a tooth is missing, adjacent teeth can change position over time, resulting in misalignment and problems with your dental bite.
Contact Us for More Information
If you are ready to take the next step toward achieving your goal of a perfect smile, please contact our Boca Raton dental office. We will be happy to work with you to decide which type of restoration is the right choice for you. Please give us a call at (561) 827-8628 to schedule your consultation!