Your teeth are designed to last for a lifetime, but that doesn’t happen for everyone. It’s natural for teeth to be damaged or lost over the years, but you don’t need to live with a compromised smile. Dr. Nossa, your dentist in Gainesville, can repair or replace your missing teeth with dental crowns or bridges. Our office uses the latest advancements in dentistry to create restorations that look and feel natural.
A dental crown is a custom-made cap that’s bonded over the surface of a tooth above the gum line. It’s one of the most widely used treatments in restorative dentistry because it’s versatile. Your tooth will be reshaped to allow the crown to cover the entire surface, so it’s only recommended when there aren’t any other suitable treatments; however, it will improve its health, function, and appearance.
After a thorough consultation, Dr. Nossa may recommend a crown to treat:
A crown can also be recommended along with other treatments, like a root canal, dental implant, or bridge.
Crowns are now made of all-ceramic material, allowing them to provide several benefits, including:
It’s not uncommon for a crown to last for a decade or longer with the right care. You can help to ensure it lasts by maintaining your oral hygiene at home and visiting your dentist at least twice a year.
A fixed bridge is the most traditional method to replace 1 or more consecutive missing teeth in a row. Dr. Nossa takes an impression of your mouth, which is used to recreate the portions of your missing teeth visible above the gum line. The dental lab carefully crafts them to match your natural teeth to blend in when you smile. The bridge is held in place by reshaping the adjacent teeth to bond dental crowns over them.
A bridge is an effective solution to replace missing teeth. Overall, you’ll gain several benefits, including:
Your bridge can last for an average of 5 to 7 years before needing to be replaced. You can help to ensure your new smile lasts by maintaining your oral hygiene and visiting our office twice a year for a cleaning and checkup. If you’re interested in a more permanent solution, ask Dr. Nossa about the benefits of supporting your bridge with dental implants.
If you have damaged or missing teeth, you don’t need to settle for anything less than the best. Dr. Nossa can rehabilitate your smile using high-quality restorations. Contact our office today to restore a healthy, beautiful smile.