Damaged, decaying, and missing permanent teeth are real concerns for many men, women, and even children. At Solay Dental in Oldsmar, Florida, Shiva Soleimani, DDS, offers custom-fitted crowns and bridges to improve the look and function of your smile. Call the office to learn more about these restorative dentistry options, or schedule an appointment online today.
Crowns and bridges are restorative dental treatments that improve the strength, function, and appearance of treated teeth. They also replace missing or extracted permanent teeth.
Dental crowns are tooth-colored caps that encase natural teeth that are damaged, imperfect, or decaying. Implant-supported crowns are artificial teeth that attach to dental implants (metal tooth roots) to replace missing permanent teeth.
Bridges often contain two crowns connected to an artificial tooth. Implant-supported crowns attach to dental implants to replace one or more missing permanent teeth.
Your Solay Dental specialist tailors each treatment to your personalized needs to ensure the healthy, gorgeous smile you deserve.
Crowns and bridges improve the function of or replace teeth that are:
Solay Dental offers tooth extraction if you have a severely decaying or damaged tooth that isn’t salvageable. Your dentist can also place a crown over a tooth that’s recently been restored with root canal therapy.
To determine if you’re a candidate for crowns, bridges, or both of these common dental treatments, your dentist discusses your oral health history, reviews your symptoms, and assesses your gums and teeth. They also take X-rays to get an in-depth view of your jawbone and tooth roots before tailoring a treatment plan.
You might need tooth extractions or bone grafting before receiving implant-supported crowns and bridges.
What you can expect during crown and bridge placement depends on the specific procedure you undergo. Your dentist may first numb the treatment area before removing decay, reshaping a natural tooth, extracting a tooth, or inserting dental implants.
They digitally scan your mouth to create a custom-fitted crown, bridge, or both. When ready, your dentist ensures they fit properly before bonding the crown or bridge to your natural teeth or a dental implant.
Take care of crowns and bridges as you would with natural teeth. Avoid chewing on hard objects, call the Solay Dental office if a tooth restoration gets damaged or falls out, brush your teeth after meals, and floss daily. See the Solay Dental experts for six-month dental cleanings and exams, and call the office any time you have questions.
Schedule an evaluation at Solay Dental by phone or request one online today to learn if you’re a candidate for crowns and bridges.