Damaged or missing teeth can pose a serious health risk to the rest of your smile. Fortunately, the team at Davie Advanced Dentistry can restore your overall oral health with beautiful, custom-made dental crowns and bridges. Our dentists in Davie, FL are proud to offer these restorative treatments for patients who are looking to complete their smile, boosting their confidence and giving them a beautiful set of pearly whites that’ll last.
Is an unflattering or missing tooth keeping you from showing off your smile? Read our guide to learn how Dr. Abbo and our experienced dental team can help patients in Cooper City, Driftwood, and Boulevard Heights, FL restore the health and appearance of their teeth.
Dental crowns are protective tooth caps custom-made to fit over your natural tooth. Our dentists recommend a crown to cover a vulnerable tooth, such as one that was severely injured, extensively treated or has undergone severe wear and tear. Crowns blend with your smile’s natural shape and color, all while being durable enough to keep up with your daily habits. These restorations are so lifelike that you may even forget you have one!
Inserting a dental crown can be done in as few as two visits at our Davie, FL office. During your first appointment, Dr. Abbo will reshape your tooth to allow your custom crown to fit perfectly over it. Your dentist will then take an impression of your tooth and send it to a dental lab, where they’ll create your permanent fixture. In the meantime, you’ll receive a temporary crown to protect your tooth until your own unique restoration is ready to be inserted.
When you return to our dental office, your dentist will remove the temporary crown and clean your tooth before placing your custom crown. After making any necessary adjustments, you’re ready to showcase your new smile to friends and family.
A dental bridge replaces several adjacent missing teeth with prosthetic teeth that are designed to blend with your natural smile. Dental crowns are placed over the teeth that are on either side of your smile’s gap to make sure that the dental bridge stays in place. These restorations can be combined with dental implants for implant-supported bridges. The great thing about dental bridges is that you won’t have to worry about undergoing any form of surgery or dealing with any discomfort afterward.
Some reasons why Dr. Abbo and our team may recommend dental crowns or bridges include:
Dental crowns and bridges can last up to 15 years by following a proper oral health care routine. This includes brushing your teeth at least twice a day, flossing daily, and scheduling biannual visits with your Davie, FL dentist. At your routine appointments, we’ll make sure your crown or bridge is in good condition and if you require any additional forms of treatment.
Inserting your dental crown or bridge isn’t painful. Your dentist will apply a local anesthetic to numb the affected area so that you won’t experience any form of pain or discomfort. While you may feel some form of sensitivity after your crown is placed, this is completely normal and usually subsides quickly on its own.
If your restoration has sustained damage, contact our Davie, FL practice at (954) 434-3331 so that we can help. Our dental team recommends that you don’t try to repair your bridge or restoration on your own, as it can lead to further damage and harm. Your dentist will examine the damage and can create a new set of crowns as a replacement to restore the look and feel of your natural smile.
Most insurance companies will cover a portion of the cost of your dental crowns if they offer major restorative benefits. If you’ll be receiving a dental crown for cosmetic reasons, it may help to reach out to your provider to get an accurate understanding of your coverage. At Davie Advanced Dentistry, our dedicated staff is here to help you work out your insurance.