Do you know if you should get a dental crown or dental bridge? Do you know the reasons you should get a dental crown or bridge?
We know where you can get the answers. The dentists of Dietrich Dental Services are serving families in Port Charlotte, FL, and surrounding areas, and they can explain which tooth replacement option will work best for you.
If you have a damaged tooth, a missing tooth, or lost teeth, you can restore your smile.
Make an appointment today to talk to Dr. John L. Dietrich or Dr. Theodora Kalonaros-Dietrich.
Why You Need A Dental Crown
We use dental crowns to do a lot of things at Dietrich Dental Services. To put it simply, dental crown restore and protect weak teeth.
What do we mean by that? Dental crowns can be used to fix:
▪︎ a decayed tooth
▪︎ a broken tooth
▪︎ a cracked tooth
▪︎ an infected tooth
▪︎ a missing tooth
For decayed, broken, and cracked teeth, the first step is creating an abutment to support your dental crown. We do this by removing the decayed, broken, or cracked portions of your tooth.
When your permanent dental crown is ready, we will bond it to your tooth. This will restore the appearance of your smile as well as your ability to bite and chew food.
If you have an infected tooth, a dental crown can seal your tooth after the infection has been removed.
And a dental crown can be part of the solution for replacing a missing tooth. We would recommend getting a dental implant (to replace the root of your lost tooth) and then attaching a dental crown to the implant to create a complete tooth replacement.
Call 941-625-7877 today to make an appointment at Dietrich Dental Services so we can help you fix a damaged or missing tooth.
Why You Need A Dental Bridge
In a way, a dental bridge is another way to use dental crowns to repair your smile. Dental bridges are made by fusing two or more dental crowns together.
Dental bridges are used to replace missing teeth. The main decision you will need to make is what kind of dental bridge will you get.
A traditional dental bridge has two kinds of crowns. The dental crowns on the outside are called abutments crowns. These are the crowns that are attached to the teeth that will support the bridge.
Pontics are the dental crowns in between the abutment crowns. Pontics are used to fill in the gap in your smile.
The other option is an implant-supported dental bridge.
Just like the name suggests, this dental bridge is held in place by dental implants. This is the more secure of the kinds of bridges you can get at Dietrich Dental Services.
Schedule a consultation with Dr. Dietrich or Dr. Kalonaros-Dietrich if you have questions about which dental bridge is best for you or someone you love.
Kinds Of Dental Crowns And Bridges
In addition to their dental education, both of our dentists have taken extensive continuing education in restorative and cosmetic dentistry.
Dental crowns and bridges are generally considered part of restorative dentistry, but our dentists background in cosmetic dentistry means you can count on getting a restoration that looks natural as well. You smile will look as good (and maybe better) than it ever has when you get a dental crown or bridge.
Our dentists also know that our patients want options. This is why we offer three kinds of materials for our dental crowns and bridges:
▶︎ Zirconia offers the aesthetic benefits of porcelain crowns with some added strength. Previously, we used porcelain fused to metal crowns to give you looks and strength. Zirconia is strong enough on its own that the metal base is not required.
▶︎ BruxZir is a type of zirconia. We recommend this primarily for tooth replacements in the back of your mouth. These are dental crowns and bridges that are less likely to be seen. The added strength will provide added durability for the teeth replacements that will get the most work.
▶︎ E.max dental crowns and bridges may be a better option for the teeth in the front of your mouth. This material provides the most natural-looking tooth replacements, which makes it ideal for restoring or replacing the most visible teeth in your mouth.
Restore Your Smile At Dietrich Dental Services
You can make an appointment two ways. Call 941-625-7877 to schedule a consultation, or fill out our online form to plan a visit with one of our dentists in Port Charlotte, FL.