Dental Crowns and Bridges for Patients in the St. Petersburg, FL, Area
Florida Dental Centers offers dental crowns and bridges to individuals who live and work in the St. Petersburg, Florida, area. For several decades, these time-tested restorations have been used in dentistry to restore function, form, and beauty to a patient’s smile, one of the first things people notice – and one of the last things they forget.
Restoring a smile with crowns or a bridge can be a great way to enhance not only a patient’s appearance, but also his or her oral health. While dental crowns can restore damaged teeth that have intact roots, dental bridges can replace missing teeth. In general:
- Crowns can be used to cover cracked, discolored, decayed, or otherwise damaged or unattractive teeth for enhanced strength and appearance. While crowns often function as caps, or covers, that precisely fit over existing teeth, they can also be placed over dental implants or incorporated into dental bridges.
- Bridges consist of two dental crowns, which are secured to the teeth on either side of a gap, with an artificial tooth fused in between them. An artfully crafted bridge can blend beautifully with the remaining natural teeth.
Each type of restoration can be made of different materials, such as gold, metal alloy, porcelain, zirconia, and porcelain fused to metal. A dentist at Florida Dental Centers in St. Petersburg, FL, can explain the pros and cons of each type, recommend the best option to meet your needs and budget, and then have your custom crowns or bridge crafted in our own lab. When made from today’s high-tech materials, dental restorations can be virtually indistinguishable from natural teeth. In fact, they can even be designed to improve upon the appearance of the original teeth.
If you’d like to learn more about dental crowns and bridges, please contact Florida Dental Centers. You can schedule an appointment to consult with a dentist at our office in St. Petersburg, FL, and get ready to love your radiant new smile.