How Can All-Porcelain Crowns & Bridges Help?
While preventive treatments protect the health of your smile, accidental damage or decay can still happen and compromise your teeth. The team at our Bradenton dental practice, Smile Smart Dental Center, provides dental restorations that include all-porcelain crowns and bridges to restore the look, function, and health of your smile.
Custom Porcelain Crowns
Caps or crowns strengthen and protect the natural tooth that has been treated. Whether restoration is needed due to a root canal, heavy filling, or severe chips or cracks, porcelain crowns permanently encapsulate affected teeth. Dr. Ashely matches the sheen and color of your all-porcelain crown to your natural teeth, for a seamless and aesthetically pleasing treatment. Patients who have one missing teeth can benefit from our custom porcelain crowns when they are supported by a dental implant
, restoring the whole tooth.
Treating Missing Teeth with Porcelain Bridges
If teeth have been seriously compromised due to a tooth infection or decay, they must sometimes be removed. The resulting empty spaces can then be filled with porcelain bridges --- restore the function and appearance of patients’ smiles. All porcelain restorations at our Bradenton dental practice are created at a trusted local lab. Treatment is completed by utilizing neighboring teeth, capped with a porcelain crown, to act as support for the pontic – the piece of the bridge that replaces the missing tooth. To ensure overall aesthetic of the finished treatment, we take impressions of your smile, prepare teeth to fit the restorations, and shade-match your porcelain bridge to fit your smile.
Porcelain bridges can be used with dental implants as well, with implant posts support the restoration, as opposed to natural teeth.
Choosing and the Right Restoration
Caring for your restorations calls for continued, optimal oral health care at home and by visiting our Manatee County dentist Dr. David C. Ashely for professional cleanings twice a year. Choosing the right restoration is dependent on the state of your oral health, and the findings from your comprehensive examination at our dental office. We recommend various treatment methods to properly sustain the health of your smile through customized treatment plans that can include all-porcelain restorations.
Contact Us to Learn More
We are focused on your continued oral health and enhancing the look of your smile. For more information about our cosmetic dental restorations, porcelain crowns and bridges, or other treatments, contact our Bradenton dental practice, Smile Smart Dental Center, to schedule an appointment today. We proudly serve patients in neighboring communities in Manatee County such as Lakewood Ranch and Sarasota.