Crowns And Bridges Restore The Natural Beauty And Function Of Your Smile

At Family Dentistry of Boynton Beach in Boynton Beach, FL, dental crowns and bridges are crucial in restoring and enhancing your dental health and appearance. These versatile dental restorations are commonly used to repair damaged or missing teeth, helping you regain your confidence and maintain proper oral function.

Dental Crowns:

Dental crowns are customized prosthetic caps that encase a damaged or weakened tooth. They’re typically fabricated from materials like porcelain, ceramic, or metal and are designed to match the color and shape of your natural teeth. Crowns serve multiple purposes, including:

  • Restoring a Damaged Tooth: Crowns protect and strengthen teeth that have undergone significant decay, fractures, or root canal therapy.
  • Improving Aesthetics: They can enhance the appearance of discolored or misshapen teeth, creating a more appealing smile.
  • Providing Support: Crowns support dental bridges and secure dental implants.

Placement of Dental Crowns:

Our dentist will examine your tooth to assess its condition and determine if a crown is necessary. The dentist will remove a portion of the damaged tooth's outer structure to accommodate the crown. An impression of your tooth is taken to create a custom-fit restoration. While the permanent crown is fabricated, a temporary one is placed to protect your tooth. Once the permanent crown is ready, it’s bonded to your tooth using dental cement.

Dental Bridges:

Dental bridges are prosthetic devices used to replace missing teeth. They consist of one or more artificial teeth called pontics supported by dental crowns or implants on either side. Bridges offer several advantages:

  • Restored Function: Bridges help restore your ability to chew and speak properly.
  • Aesthetic Enhancement: They fill in the gaps left by missing teeth, improving your smile's appearance.
  • Prevent Shifting: Bridges prevent adjacent teeth from shifting and altering your bite alignment.

Placement of Dental Bridges:

The teeth adjacent to the gap are prepared by reshaping them to accommodate crowns, and impressions are taken to create a custom bridge. A temporary bridge is placed while the permanent bridge is being fabricated. Once ready, the permanent bridge is secured, restoring your smile's beauty and functionality.

If you're experiencing dental issues, contact us today to explore how these restorations can enhance oral health and quality of life.

Contact Family Dentistry of Boynton Beach About Crowns & Bridges Today!

  • Give support to weakened, damaged teeth
  • Replace one or more missing teeth
  • Restore natural bite and speech function
  • Prevent shifting of adjacent teeth
  • Show off a complete and healthy smile!