Dental Crowns & Bridges in Sarasota, FL
Damaged or missing teeth can reduce your self-confidence, but the problem is not just aesthetic. Chewing can be uncomfortable when your teeth are not functioning properly. You may also notice that your speech patterns change. A broken or decayed tooth may be sensitive to temperatures and make it difficult to eat certain foods.
Millions of people have benefitted from dental crowns and bridges to restore damaged, broken, or missing teeth. But you may not know that dental technology has improved the durability and appearance of these dental restorations in recent years.
Today, we design crowns and customized bridges to match the look, feel, and function of a natural tooth. We use only the finest materials, and Sarasota dentist Dr. Deborah Simpkins has the skill and expertise necessary to create beautiful, durable dental restorations. In only a few visits, we can restore your teeth to healthy function and allow you to smile again with confidence.
If you are struggling due to a damaged or missing tooth, Dr. Simpkins can help. Contact us today at (941) 921-2122 to learn how we can help restore your smile.
Why Dental Crowns?
A dental crown is a restoration that encases your entire tooth to provide strength and support. We can use tooth crowns in a variety of cases:
- Preserve the structure of teeth with large fillings
- Support a compromised tooth that's too damaged to be repaired any other way
- Strengthen a tooth after root canal treatment
- Restore dental implants to form the functional, visible part of a dental implant
- Conceal tooth flaws like cracks, chips, and discoloration
We offer crowns in various materials, including all-porcelain and zirconia, to provide the ultimate strength and protection. These materials also blend seamlessly with your smile.
Dental Bridges in Sarasota, FL
Missing teeth are embarrassing and take a toll on your self-confidence. However, we offer several options at our dental office to replace missing teeth.
Most dental bridges consist of an artificial tooth (pontic) supported on either side by a dental crown that we cement to adjacent teeth. In some cases, we may recommend a dental implant to stabilize the bridge and hold it securely in place.
The Importance of Restoring a Missing Tooth
Restoring a missing tooth isn't always about your appearance; it also has a negative impact on:
- Dietary choices
- Quality of life
- Oral health
Your Sarasota cosmetic dentist can recommend a dental bridge to restore your biting and chewing function, along with your ability to speak clearly and smile without embarrassment.
With no dental prosthetic to fill the space, neighboring teeth may shift towards the gap; this can misalign your bite, damage and weaken adjacent teeth, and even lead to further tooth loss.
If you are missing one or multiple teeth, our tooth replacement treatments can restore peace of mind.
The Dental Crown and Bridge Procedure
During your initial evaluation, Dr. Simpkins will determine if a dental crown or bridge is the right option for you.
Dental crowns typically take two dental visits to complete. During your first appointment with Dr. Simpkins, we take an impression of your teeth to fabricate your dental crown. While your new dental crown is being fabricated, we place a temporary crown to protect and stabilize your tooth.
Once we've finished your new dental crown, Dr. Simpkins will cement it and ensure a comfortable and attractive fit. We also make sure your bite is aligned.
If you are experiencing dental anxiety, let anyone on our friendly dental team know.
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If you have a damaged or missing tooth, give us a call today!
We provide tooth replacement and restorations to patients everywhere, including South Sarasota, Gulf Gate Estates, Vamo, Siesta Key, Osprey, and Bee Ridge.