It isn’t just a good idea but a necessity to replace missing or broken teeth; the longer you wait to replace a missing tooth, the greater the risks.
Missing teeth can lead to crowding, bone loss, problems with your bite, lack of self-confidence, issues like heart disease, diabetes, Alzheimer’s, and even cancer.
Dr. Beata A. Carlson and Associates and their team at Natural and Cosmetic Dentistry are pleased to provide patients with metal-free dental crowns and bridges.
What are crowns and bridges?
Crowns and bridges are two popular restorations used to repair the smile. Porcelain crowns are “caps” that are fabricated with ceramic. They are made to match the existing teeth and bond over the top of a prepared tooth. Our Doctors prepare the teeth in the most friendly of manner as possible to the existing tooth structure so as to preserve the nerve of the tooth.
Crowns are designed to offer an extra layer of protection and strength against breakage and preserve the natural tooth underneath. They are commonly placed on teeth that might be compromised somehow, such as having a large cavity or being damaged from trauma or injury.
Bridges are porcelain restorations made to replace one or more teeth in a row. They are created with a false tooth called a pontic fused to a dental crown on each side. This restoration requires that patients have teeth on each side of the missing tooth to anchor the bridge in place. Some patients may even have a dental implant placed on one or both sides to use a dental bridge in repairing their smile.
Are you interested in crowns and bridges?
Contact Natural and Cosmetic Dentistry in Clearwater, Florida, to discuss your tooth restoration and replacement options. Dr. Beata A. Carlson and Associates and their team of professionals are dedicated to ensuring patients have access to solutions for broken, imperfect, or lost teeth.
Call 727-888-6523 to request an appointment at our facility at 1825 Sunset Point Road. We are open to new and returning patients in the community who are considering natural, holistic, and restorative dentistry services.