Dental Crowns & Bridges in Brandon, FL
Over the years, our teeth can break down due to decay or disease, excessive wear, deterioration of old fillings, or dental trauma. If a tooth is too damaged for a filling, a dental crown may be a smart solution to restore your smile's form and function.
What Are Dental Crowns?
Dental crowns restore a tooth's strength while protecting its healthy structure. At our Brandon, FL, dentist office, we use tooth-colored porcelain and zirconia to design durable crowns that mimic the look and feel of a natural tooth.
The result is a tooth restoration that returns comfortable chewing function and blends harmoniously with your smile. You'll be able to eat your favorite foods again, and your smile will look healthy and beautiful.
How Are Dental Crowns Used?
Dental crowns are versatile and have many uses:
- Restore a worn, cracked, or broken tooth
- Strengthen a tooth with extensive decay
- Protect a tooth after root canal treatment
- Restore a dental implant's function and appearance
- Conceal a misshapen or discolored tooth
What's Involved with Getting a Crown?
When our dentists place a dental crown in Brandon, FL, they first remove the tooth's damaged portion while preserving as much of its existing healthy tooth structure as possible. We take mess-free digital impressions of the tooth to custom-fabricate a precise replica for a seamless fit and appearance.
In the final step, Dr. Walker and Dr. Barr place the crown on your tooth and have you bite down to ensure it fits comfortably. After making any necessary adjustments, they cement the crown securely to the tooth.
Because we use the highest quality materials, your crown can last 15 years or longer with proper care. That means conscientious oral hygiene, regular six-month cleanings and exams, and awareness that foods like nuts or popcorn can damage your crown.
What Are Dental Implant Crowns?
Do you have a missing tooth? Dental implants are an ideal solution because they preserve your jawbone's health and that of surrounding teeth. After the implant integrates with the jawbone, our dentists design a beautiful dental crown and anchor it to the implant.
The result is a strong and durable prosthetic tooth that restores comfortable chewing function, offers long-lasting stability and security, and completes your beautiful smile.
How Does a Dental Bridge Work?
Missing teeth affect your smile and lead to difficulties with speech, chewing, and eating. Gaps and spaces resulting from missing teeth can cause bite problems and shifting or rotation of adjacent teeth. A dental bridge restores your smile's function and comfort and provides a realistic appearance.
A dental bridge involves an artificial tooth (pontic) or teeth supported by existing adjacent teeth. The pontic fills the gap, and dental crowns on either side attach to adjacent natural teeth. Sometimes, our dentists in Brandon, FL may incorporate dental implants for stability and to preserve underlying jawbone health.
How Are Dental Bridges Used?
A dental bridge replaces a single tooth or group of teeth and can be fixed to existing teeth, anchored to a dental implant, or designed to be removable and secured with micro attachments.
What Are the Benefits of a Dental Bridge?
Dental bridges are sturdy and secure and look and function like natural teeth. A bridge allows you to speak, smile, and enjoy your favorite foods without worry.
Replacing a missing tooth with a dental bridge also has oral health benefits. Your oral health is a complex system; when one component breaks down, the entire system can become compromised.
When teeth are absent, teeth on either side of the space are unsupported, causing surrounding teeth to shift, rotate, or even loosen and fall out. Replacing missing teeth with a dental bridge restores your natural-looking smile and provides long-lasting aesthetics and function.
Book a Dental Appointment for Crowns or Bridges in Brandon, FL
Please contact Walker & Barr, DMD at (813) 689-5928 to book an appointment at our Brandon, FL, dental office to see if a dental bridge or crown is the right solution for you.
We also proudly serve friends and neighbors in the surrounding communities of Valrico, Riverview, Seffner, Plant City, Apollo Beach, Tampa, and beyond.