North Miami Crowns & Bridges
You may not realize how much you depend on your teeth to function properly until one of them doesn’t. Tooth damage comes in all shapes and sizes, requiring a variety of options for restoration.
At Fain Dental Arts, our goal is to provide treatment that is both conservative and effective. For most minor damage, a filling, inlay, or onlay would be appropriate. But when none of these are enough to restore a damaged tooth, we would recommend a dental crown as the most appropriate solution.
How We Use Dental Crowns
A crown is designed to completely cover a damaged tooth to restore it so you can chew properly. Crowns have many uses:
- Repair a cracked filling
- Support a dental bridge
- Cover a dental implant
- Restore function after root canal therapy
Depending on the location of the tooth and your personal preferences, there are several options to choose from, including ceramic, porcelain-fused-to-metal, and gold. One of our North Miami dentists will give you all the information you need to make a confident decision about the type of dental crown that is best suited to your needs.
Why You Should Replace Missing Teeth
There’s no doubt a missing tooth can affect your appearance, which can make you feel self-conscious enough that you want to hide your smile or even smile less. When this happens, others might see you as unhappy, which can impact your social and business interactions.
Also, your mouth contains a specific number of teeth that are necessary for chewing food and supporting your facial contours. Losing even one tooth can cause neighboring teeth to shift, leading to problems with your dental bite and uneven spaces or crooked teeth. Your teeth also support your lips and cheeks, so losing a tooth can lead to a sunken facial appearance.
But at Fain Dental Arts, we can help restore both your confidence in your appearance and your continued good dental health by replacing a lost tooth or teeth with a dental bridge.
A fixed dental bridge typically consists of two dental crowns with an artificial tooth suspended in between. The crowns are attached to teeth on either side of the empty space to anchor the bridge in place.
We fabricate dental bridges from high-quality materials that look natural and provide the durability needed for chewing. With conscientious brushing and flossing and semi-annual exams and cleanings, a dental bridge can last as long as 15 years.
Please Call to Arrange an Appointment
If you have a damaged or missing tooth that needs attention, please call our North Miami dental office. We will be happy to arrange a time for you to stop by so we can see what’s going on and find the best solution that will help you chew comfortably and smile with confidence again!