By Impressive Smiles Dental
October 03, 2016
Category: Dental Procedures

Missing teeth can cause many problems, from decay to discomfort to unwanted attention, particularly if the teeth are visible to others. dental crowns, dental bridgesReplacing these teeth is one of Dr. Robert Perez's specialties at his dental office in Tampa, FL. Interested in learning more about how crowns and bridges can improve your smile and your health? We've answered your questions here!

What are crowns and bridges?

Although they share their names, respectively, with royal headwear and road infrastructures, dental crowns and bridges from your Tampa dentist have little in common with their namesakes. Both of these restorations are typically made from porcelain, designed to resemble real teeth and and are used to fill in gaps caused by the loss of one or more natural teeth. The crown portion is affixed to the teeth on either side of the gap and used as reinforcement to hold the bridge - the section in the middle - in place. When finished, crowns and bridges look like the rest of the teeth surrounding them.

Are crowns and bridges right for me?

If you've retained most of your natural teeth, crowns and bridges are likely a great option for filling in gaps in your smile. This is because healthy teeth are needed to support these restorations properly. For those patients who are missing a large percentage of their teeth, or are at risk for loss, other restorations like dentures or partials may be a better option.

Dr. Perez, your Tampa, FL dentist, has thirty-five years experience crafting crowns and bridges for his patients, and has stayed current on the newest technology and techniques available. Enhancing your appearance and health is his number one priority. Please contact our office if you would like to further discuss these restorations as a way of replacing missing teeth. We'd be happy to set up a consultation appointment for you!