It can be hard to handle damaged teeth that don’t function as they should. They affect your diet, your self-confidence, and maybe even your speech. Missing teeth can cause nearby teeth to shift out of place, which adversely affects your oral health. Fortunately, Dr. David Doering can repair all kinds of dental damage, including missing teeth, with dental crowns and bridges in Tampa.Image Title: youtube thumbnail - fgWKNDGEmX4 They're a great option for missing teeth Read Transcript
If a person has missing teeth, one of the ways to replace missing teeth is with a permanent bridge and they get cemented over the anchor teeth, either side of the missing tooth or teeth. So it's a nice way to replace missing teeth. If that's something that you think you might be in meta, give us a call so that we can talk about your option.
Versatile bridges and crowns can:
- Improve your dental health and total wellness
- Enhance your smile’s appearance so you have more pride in it
- Save teeth you might otherwise lose to tooth decay, infection, and other problems
- Allow you to again enjoy all kinds of flavorful foods
- Make you more comfortable in business and social settings
Fix Dental Problems Before They Worsen
Once infection gets inside your tooth, you risk losing it. Plus infection can spread, causing even more problems. Bacteria can enter your tooth through a crack, break, or enamel damaged by decay. That’s why it’s important to repair damaged teeth ASAP. We use dental crowns to:
- Mend cracks and breaks
- Protect your tooth by sealing it shut after a root canal
- Strengthen weak teeth
- Make cosmetic improvements by covering flaws like misshapen or stained teeth
No matter why you’re receiving a crown, Dr. Doering uses cutting-edge technology like digital X-rays and digital dental impressions to achieve the best results. Your restorative procedure will be quicker and more comfortable too.
In some cases, Dr. Doering may be able to fix your tooth with a more conservative restoration:
- Tooth Filling – We use fillings made of tooth-colored composite, not metal. They look natural in your smile and won’t darken over time.
- Inlay – An inlay covers the entire top surface of your tooth. It is used to fix problems that are too large to be repaired with a filling but not big enough for a crown.
- Onlay – An onlay covers more of your tooth than an inlay but still less than a crown.
Pair Your Restorations With Dental Implants
Conventional dental bridges are supported by crowns we attach to the teeth surrounding the gap in your smile. To anchor the crowns, Dr. Doering must first remove structure from your healthy teeth. This can be avoided by replacing teeth with:Image Title: youtube thumbnail - pGrwytRj-5Y We can fully restore a broken down tooth Read Transcript
Crowns are a way to restore a tooth that has, in the past, had a lot of work done on it. Typically, it's a situation where a person has had maybe multiple cavities in the tooth. You've had increasing size of fillings in a tooth. You've kind of run out of tooth to put filling into. The crown helps to strengthen the tooth and restore the color of the tooth and the function. If you think crowns are something that you need to have, give us a call and we can talk about your options.
- An Implant Crown – Replacing one tooth with a crown attached to an implant avoids the need to reshape the two teeth on either side of your missing one.
- An Implant-Supported Bridge – Similarly, an implant bridge can replace multiple missing teeth, with no need to touch the surrounding teeth.
Lessen Your Chance of Dental Damage With Routine Dental Care
While accidents do happen, you can help prevent dental damage by taking good care of your teeth. We recommend:
- Brushing and flossing daily to help prevent cavities
- Never using teeth as tools to open packaging or perform similar tasks
- Limiting your consumption of sugary and acidic foods
- Seeing us every six months for a dental cleaning and exam
- Wearing a custom-made mouthguard to protect your teeth during athletic activities
- Wearing a mouthguard at night if you grind teeth in your sleep
For dental crowns and bridges in Tampa, call Doering Family Dental at 813-590-6649.