Dental Crowns and Bridges Can Save Your Smile
Dental Crowns and Dental Bridges in Boynton Beach, FL
Do you have a broken tooth? Are you missing one or more teeth from your smile and don’t want or need a denture? With dental crowns and dental bridges from Hugh B. Rosenblatt, DMD, PA, you can get a full, healthy smile again.
What is a Dental Crown?
A dental crown is a cap-like structure that is placed on top of a damaged tooth. The cap is able to return your damaged tooth to full function. It also protects your tooth from further damage and improves the appearance of the tooth. Hugh B. Rosenblatt, DMD, PA uses strong, beautiful BruxZir zirconia crowns. With BruxZir, Dr. Rosenblatt can provide traditional crowns (caps), dental implant crowns (solid like a real tooth), inlays, onlays, and bridge restorations for his patients.
What are Dental Crowns Used to Treat?
Crowns are an effective fix for many serious issues with your teeth.
Cracks – Severe cracks are a danger to the life of your tooth. They make your tooth vulnerable to further damage due to your mouth’s biting forces. A crown will support the damaged tooth, protect it from the biting forces, and return the tooth’s function and appearance.
Breaks – A broken tooth must get taken care of as soon as possible. A full break will expose the inner part of your tooth, leading to infection, loss of the tooth, and maybe even damage to the bone. A crown will cover and seal the break, keeping debris and material out of the tooth. A crown will also hold the tooth together and prevent further breaking. Your tooth will be useful once again.
Tooth Decay – Extensive tooth decay can leave you with too little natural tooth left to place a dental filling. A crown can be made to fit over the natural tooth material that is left and return the look, feel, and function to your tooth.
Crowns are also used in other ways. Here are a two ways dental crowns can help your smile outside of treating a damaged tooth.
Single Tooth Implants – This type of crown is different than the cap-like crown. This crown sits on top of a dental implant and totally replaces your natural tooth. The crown will fill the space that is left after losing your natural tooth, making your smile full again.
Bridge Restorations – There are two types of bridges that use crowns, implant-supported bridges and fixed bridges. An implant-supported bridge is a series of crowns that are bonded together and secured on top of dental implants. A fixed bridge has two traditional crowns bonded to a replacement tooth, or pontic. From there, the crowns are placed over teeth on either side of the gap, and your smile is now full again.
How are Inlays and Onlays Different from Normal Crowns?
Inlays and onlays are considered partial crowns. These are used when a filling is not enough and a full crown would be too much. An inlay is placed inside your biting surface. An onlay extends from the inner biting surface out onto the sides of the tooth. Dr. Rosenblatt will go over the differences between the two treatments and help you decide which one is right for you.
What is an Implant-Supported Bridge?
By using dental implants, Dr. Rosenblatt can give you the superior stability and jawbone preservation unique to implants. Along with our BruxZir zirconia bridge, implants will provide a level of stability that fixed dental bridges cannot get close to.
Dr. Rosenblatt has nearly two decades of experience helping patients restore their mouths with dental crowns and dental bridges. Let him restore your smile, too! Call our Boynton Beach, FL dentist office at 561-877-3802 to schedule your appointment today. You can schedule your appointment using our convenient online form as well.