Crowns and Bridges
If you have a weak, flawed, or unsightly tooth, a dental crown can support or conceal these issues to give you a fantastic and fully functional smile. Dental crowns also work beautifully with dental bridges to restore your smile when teeth are missing.
At Anderson Family Dental, it is our goal to give you a smile that you’re proud to show the world—a smile that is as aesthetically pleasing as it is functional.
What Is a Dental Crown?
A dental crown is a jacket that fits over a treated tooth to the gumline. The tooth crown is shaped and shaded to look like your teeth—no one will guess that you even have a dental crown.
Dental crowns are one of the most versatile and time-tested restorations in all of dentistry.
Same-Day Dental Crowns in Winter Park, FL
Typically, when you need a dental crown, you have to allow for goopy impression pastes. These pastes create a model of your teeth for an off-site lab. This lab then takes weeks to develop your tooth crown.
Fortunately, your dentist in Winter Park relies on digital impressions—no goopy impressions—to create your tooth crown. We also have our own on-site lab. This allows us to create your tooth crown while you wait.
The Versatility of Dental Crowns
Dr. Bryant Anderson uses dental crowns in many capacities. This includes general dentistry, cosmetic dentistry, and even tooth replacement.
In general dentistry, we use a crown to cap a weak or vulnerable tooth following trauma or root infection. The crown creates a buffer between your tooth and your bite, which prevents fractures.
In cosmetic dentistry, a dental crown can conceal a discolored, flawed, or unsightly tooth. It can even close small gaps between teeth.
When it comes to tooth replacement, a dental crown caps your dental implant post, standing in for the missing tooth.
Dental crowns also work beautifully with a dental bridge, anchoring it in place to complete your smile and restore bite function.
Dental Bridges in Winter Park, FL
A dental bridge stands in for a missing tooth or teeth. It is a prosthetic tooth or teeth situated between dental crowns. The crowns cap healthy adjacent teeth allowing the restorations to fill in your smile gap.
We can also secure your dental bridge with a few dental implants—typically four to six. A dental implant is a root replacement and anchors a restorative tooth, bridge, or denture to your jaw.
Your dental bridge blends flawlessly with your remaining teeth, creating a seamless and functional smile. You’ll laugh with confidence again and be able to enjoy your favorite foods.
Caring for Crowns and Bridges
A dental crown does not require special maintenance. You brush and floss as before and treat your crown just like a real tooth.
For a dental bridge, we recommend a floss threader and small brush to keep debris from collecting at the gumline.
With any restorations, however, it’s crucial to visit your dentist regularly for dental exams and teeth cleanings. Restorative dentistry cannot prevent gum disease, which may lead to loss of your dental crowns or prosthetics, which is why ongoing care is so important.
Contact a Member of Our Dental Team
If you’re looking to conceal or strengthen a flawed or weak tooth, or if you’re considering tooth replacement, get in touch with a member of our team today to schedule a consultation.