Coral Gables Porcelain Crowns and Bridges
With the help of today’s stronger and much more aesthetically pleasing restorative material, noticeable metal crowns and bridges have become a thing of the past at Dr. Bushdid’s office. It’s important to our team that we provide you with treatment options that are not only strong and long-lasting, but that can blend seamlessly with your existing smile in order to preserve your beautiful smile and your self-confidence. With crowns and bridges made from natural-looking dental porcelain, you’ll be sure to have a much more satisfying dental care experience at our office.
What are Crowns and Bridges?
A crown, also known as a cap, is designed to fully encapsulate a tooth. Dr. Bushdid may recommend a crown to strengthen a fractured or otherwise damaged tooth; to protect a tooth that has undergone root canal therapy; cover a discolored or misshaped tooth; replace a large filling; and to attach a bridge.
Bridges are used to replace one or more missing teeth. They literally bridge the gap that missing teeth leave. Bridges are bonded to the natural teeth on either side of the empty space. These teeth, called abutments, are covered with crowns in order to serve as anchors for the bridge. A false tooth, called a pontic, is attached to the crowns that cover the abutments.
To make sure your crown and bridge fit perfectly, Dr. Bushdid takes an impression of your teeth after they’ve been prepared. Our trustworthy dental lab uses this impression to make your crown and bridge. Dr. Bushdid will also determine the right color for your crown and bridge, so you'll have a prosthetic that matches the shade of your existing teeth. While your permanent crown and bridge are fabricated in the lab, a temporary will be put in place. When the permanent crown or bridge is ready, you’ll return to our office where Dr. Bushdid will remove the temporary, and the new crown and/or bridge will be adhesively bonded over your prepared tooth or teeth.
To learn more about crowns and bridges or to schedule an appointment, contact the Coral Gables office of Dr. Jose Bushdid today. Our team is committed to providing skilled and comprehensive dental care to your whole family that promotes not only oral health, but the health of your entire body. We can’t wait to welcome you!