Estero, FL’s Source for Crowns & Bridges
Coral Dental & Denture has spent the last seven years restoring the smiles of patients in Fort Myers, Cape Coral, Lehigh, and Estero, FL with crowns and bridges. Our caring and experienced doctors and staff share a commitment to providing the most practical and highest-quality care that’s convenient for every person who comes into our office. If you’re in need of outstanding dental care, come to us premium service at our Fort Myers, FL practice.
Restoring Damaged or Missing Teeth
You might wonder what crowns and bridges are, as well as what they’re used for. If you have weak, damaged, or missing teeth, they’re a great solution to restoring your smile and ensuring optimum function for chewing and speaking.
What is a Crown?
Crowns are an excellent way to restore your damaged smile. A crown covers a substantially damaged tooth to replace the body and biting surface, and it’s also used for bridges and implants as a replacement tooth. We offer all-porcelain crowns, which have color and translucency that matches your natural teeth without the unsightly metal lining that creates a dark line at the gum. Crowns are great for restoring chipped or damaged teeth, protecting weak teeth, covering a sizable filling, and covering severely discolored or misshapen teeth. They have similar strength to your natural teeth, so you get a natural look, feel, and function with them.
Dentists use bridges to fill the gap of one or more missing teeth. A bridge attaches the remaining adjacent teeth to hold one or more crowns in place, which restores your teeth’s natural look and function. Not only can you chew, speak, and smile with confidence again, but a crown helps to preserve the condition of your mouth. When a tooth is missing, the surrounding teeth will end up shifting out of place to fill the gap. This negatively affects your bite and even your appearance, and it can result in additional tooth loss. With a bridge in place, your surrounding teeth stay in their correct positions.
Alternatives to a Bridge
Bridges are not the only way to fill the vacant space left from missing or lost teeth. A partial denture may be a better choice when several teeth are gone. A partial denture clasps to the remaining teeth to hold it in place for a secure fit, and it fulfills the need to keep adjacent teeth in place. Another option is a dental implant, in which a crown attaches to an implant that’s been placed in your jawbone. This is an excellent permanent solution to missing teeth. One of the shortcomings with bridges and partials is they don’t prevent the loss of bone in the jaw from a tooth’s absence. With implants, bone loss is slowed or stopped, preserving your bite and jaw health for the long-term.
Call Us to Schedule a Consultation
Coral Dental & Denture is always happy to welcome new patients into our dental family. If you’re having problems with one or more of your teeth, it’s important to visit us as soon as possible to rectify it. Call us today and schedule an appointment for your dental health and best smile.