Deborah Simpkins DMD
A Great Dentist

What is the difference between a crown and a bridge?

Dental crowns and bridges are natural-looking restorations that revive your smile’s look, feel, and function. If you have a broken, decayed, or missing tooth, your Sarasota dentist may recommend getting a crown or bridge to preserve your oral health and appearance. 

Dental Crowns Replace Damaged Teeth 

A dental crown is custom-made to match your smile, and the crown is placed like a protective hat over the damaged tooth. Crowns can be made of several materials, including zirconia and all-porcelain, which provide exceptional strength, support, and protection. Zirconia and all-porcelain crowns also blend in with your natural smile, so no one will ever notice that they’re crowns!

Dental Bridges “Bridge” the Gap

Dental bridges are restorations that consist of two or more dental crowns on a metal connector called an abutment. The crowns are anchored to this abutment, so they stay snug in your mouth and seamlessly blend in with your smile. Often, the crowns attached to dental bridges also adhere to surrounding teeth, which helps keep the bridge secure, steady, and in place. Ultimately, a dental bridge fills in the gap between missing teeth, giving you a full and flawless smile.

Crowns and Bridges Restore Smiles with Comfort and Ease in Sarasota

Dental crowns and bridges can help you achieve a fuller, healthier smile. If you want to learn more about dental crowns and bridges in Sarasota, FL, please call our dental office today at (941) 921-2122. 

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