Dental Crowns and Bridge Work

Dental Crowns and Bridge Work

Crowns and bridgework are two very common dental procedures that can help many people in various situations. Crowns duplicate the shape and size of the original tooth and effectively replace the top of a damaged tooth. Dental bridges are meant to “bridge the gap” created when one or more teeth are missing from a mouth.

A dental crown is frequently used after a root canal to stabilize the large filling left behind in the tooth. While the filling material is strong and durable, a dental crown is an added layer of protection to the tooth’s natural structure. Crowns can also fall under the cosmetic facet of dentistry, improving the appearance of a misshapen or discolored tooth to better fit into your smile. In situations where a tooth is worn or damaged, a dental crown can restore its biting surface, improving the efficiency of eating and chewing.

Dental bridgework replaces missing teeth by “bridging” the gap between the two healthy teeth on either side. Bridgework can be either removable or permanent, depending on preference and situation. Removable bridges use metal clasps on either side of a prosthetic tooth to hold the bridgework in place. A permanent bridge uses dental crowns on either side, anchoring onto the healthy teeth and remaining permanently in the mouth. Unlike other tooth replacement options like dental implants, bridges lie above the gumline and rest on its surface.

The philosophy of Siesta Dental is to provide thorough and proactive dentistry to our patients. The dental field has grown leaps and bounds over the years and we are so excited to bring the latest state of the art dentistry to the Sarasota and Manatee County.

We are standing by and look forward to helping you get the smile you want!

Siesta Dental treats patients from Manatee and Sarasota County: Anna Maria, Bradenton, Bradenton Beach, Holmes Beach, Palmetto, Longboat Key, Lakewood Ranch, Ellenton, Oneco, Parrish, Bayshore Gardens, Myakka City, Sarasota, North Port, Venice, Englewood, Nokomis, Osprey, Siesta Key, South Venice, and Casey Key.