Porcelain Crowns and Porcelain Bridges
At Smiles at Doral, we offer a wide variety of cosmetic dentistry options. Among the most visually appealing and durable are porcelain crowns and bridges.
Porcelain crowns offer the perfect solution to decayed, damaged, and aesthetically lacking teeth. A crown is a cap that fits over a tooth or dental implant. This innovative technique works to repair the structure and function of damaged teeth while enhancing their appearance.
Porcelain crowns can be used in various situations. Dr. Del Puerto may recommend a crown when a tooth is in bad shape and cannot hold a filling, such as when a tooth begins to crack or break, or is decayed or diseased. In addition, teeth that have had a root canal are sealed with a crown.
Porcelain crowns significantly increase the stability of teeth and improve support. The aesthetic advantages of porcelain crowns are apparent in their natural, discreet appearance after the procedure.
Porcelain crowns are created from ceramic materials. As such, they are virtually indistinguishable in appearance from your natural teeth. They are designed to match the exact color, translucency, and texture of your natural teeth. This safe and permanent means of dental restoration can help you regain your smile and functioning of your teeth.
Bridges are also a viable form of dental restoration utilized to restore the appearance and functioning of teeth after tooth loss.
After losing one or more teeth, several problems may arise within your mouth. Your teeth may drift out of position, which can affect the way you bite, chew, and speak, and even change the shape of your face. These conditions may be eliminated by bridging the gap between any remaining teeth.
Dr. Del Puerto creates a bridge by placing a crown on each tooth adjacent to the gap, with a false tooth in between. If there are no natural teeth to attach the crowns to, she can place dental implants to support the bridge.
Benefits of a dental bridge include:
- Reduced risk of developing periodontal disease
- Prevent other teeth from moving out of position
- Bite correction
- Improved speech
A fixed bridge helps preserve the essence of your smile after tooth loss. With proper care, bridges can last from 10-15 years.
Porcelain Crowns and Bridges in Doral, Florida
Dr. Belkis C. Del Puerto at Smiles at Doral specializes in the application of porcelain crowns and bridges and other cosmetic dental options. To arrange a consultation, call our Doral office at (305) 597-2227 or you can request one online.