DENTAL CROWNS & BRIDGES DENTISTRY IN PEMBROKE PINES FLORIDA
Optimizing dental health and/or the aesthetic effects of a natural smile
Dental crowns can be needed for a variety of reasons. A common reason is to protect a weak tooth from breaking, or to repair a cracked tooth. Some desire crowns simply for the cosmetic effect if desiring to cover stained or ill-shaped teeth. Crowns restore the shape, strength, size and the overall appearance of the tooth. Dental crowns are also used to cover a dental implant or support a dental bridge. Children who are at high risk for dental decay also need dental crowns to protect teeth from breaking.
Permanent crowns can be made from a variety of materials, such as stainless steel, gold or other metal alloys, resin materials, ceramic or porcelain that is fused to a metal. Children will usually get stainless steel crowns as this application is more cost effective, requiring fewer visits to complete the crown application. Metal crowns are probably more durable, with less wear and tear over time from biting and chewing. Older children and adults are more likely to want a porcelain or ceramic crown that can be matched to other teeth, making the teeth span look more natural.
Dental bridges do just that – bridge the gap between missing teeth. They are supported by natural teeth or dental implants. A dental bridge will help maintain the natural shape of your face and help with your chewing, biting and speaking. It will also help other teeth maintain their position.