Dental Crowns and Bridges

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Restore Your Smile & Oral Health With Dental Crowns & Bridges in Tampa

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.

Versatile bridges and crowns can:

  • Improve your dental health and total wellness
  • Enhance your smile’s appearance so you take more pride in it
  • Save teeth you might otherwise lose to tooth decay, infection, and other problems
  • Allow you to enjoy all kinds of flavorful foods again
  • Make you more comfortable in business and social settings

If you’re ready to repair your smile with restorative dentistry, call us today at 813-590-6649. Your visit will be relaxed and convenient with extended hours, a caring team, and sedation, if desired.

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 & Leave Surrounding Teeth Alone

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:

  • 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. You can also schedule online.

Common Questions About Dental Crowns & Bridges

What can dental crowns and bridges be used for?

Dental crowns and bridges give us a range of options for restoring and replacing damaged and missing teeth. A dental crown can be utilized either alone to cap a damaged tooth or with a dental implant to restore a missing tooth. Two or more crowns are bonded together to build a strong bridge that will replace several missing teeth.

How much do dental crowns and bridges cost?

It is impossible to provide you with any accurate quote on your crowns or bridges without seeing you in our office, performing an exam, and taking a set of X-rays. After we have had the chance to assess your circumstances and speak to you about your smile goals, we’ll happily give you a quote on your treatment so you can choose what’s best for you.

How long do dental crowns and bridges last?

The length of life you can expect from your brand-new crown or bridge can differ. The position of the restoration will make a difference, as will the material your crown or bridge is made from. Your food and oral care regimen will also contribute. In general, most patients will get at least five to seven years out of a crown or bridge before it needs replacement.