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Are Crowns and Bridges Right for Me?

Find out how this popular dental restoration could improve your smile’s appearance.

Cosmetic Dentistry ProcedureIf you are missing a tooth or dealing with dental damage, our Palm Beach Gardens family dentists, Dr. Sharon Gilbert, Dr. Eric Gott, and Dr. Kyle DeLuca, may recommend getting either a dental crown or bridge, for these restorative pieces improve your smile’s appearance and restore oral functionality. Here's how to tell whether you should turn to crowns or bridges for help.


Do You Need to Strengthen a Tooth?

If so, then a dental crown may be the best choice. This tooth-shaped cap is often made from porcelain or ceramic to mimic the look of a real tooth. This cap is placed over a tooth that has been compromised by injury, decay, or infection. Some of the benefits of getting a dental crown from our Palm Beach Gardens office include,

  • Preserve the natural tooth’s structure
  • Prevent the need for a tooth extraction in the future
  • Repair a tooth that has been worn down
  • Restore a tooth that has severe decay
  • Improve the color, shape, and appearance of a tooth
  • Cover a dental implant to replace a single missing tooth


Do You Need a Replace a Missing Tooth?

While a crown is recommended if your tooth is still viable and simply requires a little extra strength and durability in order to be fully functional, if you are actually missing a tooth, a dental bridge may recommend.

For bridge treatment, it’s important that the rest of your smile is healthy, as we will need the help of teeth surrounding the gap to anchor the dental bridge into place. The purpose of a bridge is to fill the gap left over by your missing tooth with an artificial tooth that looks just like your natural smile. In order for natural teeth to support the bridge, we will need to place dental crowns over these healthy teeth so as to anchor the false tooth in place.


Interested? Give Us a Call!

Do you have questions about getting dental crowns and bridges in from our Palm Beach Gardens office? Do you want to find out if your smile could benefit from these restorations? If so, call Downtown Dental Care today at (561) 623-9935 to learn more!