Dental crowns and dental bridges reconstruct damaged or missing teeth, restoring both their ideal function and beauty, while preserving the integrity of natural and healthy teeth.
Dental crowns and bridges are fixed restorations, meaning they are securely bonded to teeth or dental implants and are not removable. Made from strong, natural-looking zirconia, dental crowns and bridges are used for different situations, but the ultimate goal of both is to restore function and beauty by improving the shape, appearance, and occlusion of teeth. Dr. Mitchel Senft has over 35 years of cosmetic dentistry experience restoring teeth with crowns and bridges and is skilled at using these restorations to create beautiful, complete smiles at our West Palm Beach, FL office. He partners with experienced dental lab technicians to create your restorations, sometimes the day of your appointment, to streamline your treatment process and ensure the highest quality results.
Zirconia is highly durable metal classified in the titanium family. Dental crowns and bridges made from zirconia materials can withstand much greater wear and tear from daily activities like biting and chewing or if a patient grinds and clenches their teeth. Smooth to the touch and natural in appearance, zirconia crowns and bridges offer a higher level of comfort and aesthetics.
Dental crowns “cap” teeth that are chipped, cracked, worn down, or otherwise damaged enough to harm their integrity and strength. Crowns are also used to cover teeth after a root canal or to restore dental implants. Crowns protect and preserve teeth, restore their size and shape, improve their aesthetics, and provide strength and durability for necessary functioning.
Dental bridges are a series of dental crowns cemented together to “bridge” the gap of a missing tooth. Bridges help return function to the area while preserving the alignment and position of adjacent teeth. Dental bridges also restore aesthetics to the smile by replacing a missing tooth with life-like zirconia materials.