How Crowns Form Bridges That Mend Smiles
Fixing broken or missing teeth with dental crowns and bridges is a simple, inexpensive procedure
Our teeth are the strongest bones in our bodies, but they experience the type of wear and tear that makes this necessary for several reasons. They’re the first step in breaking down food that nourishes us, crushing and grinding it before entering digestion, while also playing a critical role in speech. On top of all this, we still expect them to stay strong and dazzle the world every time we smile.
All of which is difficult to do with a broken tooth.
Thankfully, Lastra and Raffel Family Dentistry understands the importance of a healthy mouth and how essential teeth are to a comfortable life. This is why – in combination with our general practice and cosmetic dentistry in Miami – we offer crowns and bridges to bring back the luster of any smile, ensuring a resilient bite
What is a dental crown?
When a tooth breaks, causing trouble eating, speaking, or inflicting pain, an efficient way to remedy this a dental crown. A common procedure, dental crowns in Miami, has been part of Dr. Raffel’s practice for years.
But what exactly is a crown?
Basically, it’s a cap that is permanently cemented on top of a damaged tooth to protect it from further damage and bolster its strength. This cap is molded to fit the inside of a patient’s mouth when they bite or chew, helping with the process of eating, while also improving a smile’s aesthetics.
The end result looks and functions like a real tooth.
Crowns can be made of ceramic, zirconia, gold, and a variety of other materials. They are not dentures – they are not meant to be removed – and improve alignment as well as appearance.
What is a dental bridge?
A dental bridge is a series of crowns permanently placed in the mouth that fit over adjacent teeth while replacing a missing tooth and filling in the gap. Hence the name
A dental bridge in Miami is also a common procedure that improves the quality of life and revitalizes a mouth’s appearance.
When is a dental crown or bridge recommended?
There are several reasons why a dental crown or bridge may be necessary.
- A tooth is broken
- Most of the tooth is missing
- Reconstruction after a root canal
- A tooth has lost its cusp
- There is a gap in the mouth from missing teeth
If any of these applies to you or someone you love, a dental crown or bridge could be a successful remedy.
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