Crowns & Bridges in Sarasota, FL
Are you considering dental crowns in Sarasota, FL?
Missing and damaged teeth tend to get in the way of enjoying life. Whether you can no longer chew the foods you used to love, or you feel self-conscious about smiling, your dentist in Sarasota, FL can restore your smile using custom-made dental restorations like crowns and bridges.
A crown alone has multiple uses across dentistry—from supporting a weak tooth to hiding tooth flaws. But dental crowns and bridges together close a smile gap seamlessly to complete your smile.
If you’re considering tooth replacement and would like to learn more about our options, including crowns and bridges in Sarasota, contact a member of our dental team today to schedule an exam and chat with Dr. Kaya Aygen.
Read on to learn more about tooth crowns and dental bridges!
- Are crowns and bridges the best option for me?
- What is a dental crown, and how is it used?
- What is a dental bridge, and what are the benefits?
- Is a dental bridge like a partial denture?
- What is the restoration process?
- How do I care for my new smile and avoid future tooth loss?
Are crowns and bridges the best option for me?
Crowns on their own work well for most people and serve a variety of purposes like capping a tooth made vulnerable through root infection or trauma, hiding tooth flaws, and topping a dental implant.
Tooth crowns also anchor a dental bridge. A dental crown, located on either side of an artificial tooth, cap a healthy tooth to the left and right of your smile gap. This method allows the restoration to fill the space.
At Sarasota Dental Arts, we offer a variety of tooth replacement options. Dr. Aygen examines your teeth and gums to determine which option will best serve your needs. This initial exam is also your time to ask questions and share your concerns. Dr. Aygen will collect any relevant health information, learn more about your smile and goals for your smile, and take x-rays if needed.
If you choose to go with a dental bridge to restore your smile, we take impressions of the area. The resulting models contribute to the fabrication of your custom crowns and dental bridge. When your appliance is complete, you return to our dental office, and your Sarasota dentist makes sure your restoration fits comfortably and complements your smile!
At Sarasota Dental Arts, we care about the appearance and function of your teeth when you seek restorative dentistry with us!
What is a dental crown, and how is it used?
A tooth crown is a jacket that goes over your tooth. It is designed to match your teeth and blend with your other smile.
We create dental crowns by utilizing an array of quality materials. Evey crown type has distinct advantages. However, we have noticed that our patients favor crowns from porcelain because they are reliable, durable, and natural-looking. If you require a tooth crown, Dr. Aygen goes over the various choices and helps you select the right crown for your smile.
We rely on tooth crowns to repair a variety of issues right here in our Sarasota dental practice, including:
- Repairing a cracked or broken tooth
- Restoring a tooth compromised by trauma, infection, o decay
- Building up teeth damaged by erosion or grinding
- Concealing severely stained or poorly shaped teeth
- Strengthening a tooth compromised through root infection
- Topping a dental implant post
- Capping a dental implant abutment
What is a dental bridge, and what are the benefits?
Dental bridges are meant to stand in for missing teeth or bridge the gap in your smile. A bridge consists of restoration teeth between two dental crowns--one on either side. The crowns cap healthy teeth to the left and right, which allows restoration teeth to complete your smile.
The benefits of a dental bridge include restoring your bite function, preventing your natural teeth from shifting, and allowing you to smile with confidence again.
If you're a good candidate for a dental bridge, your dentist in Sarasota takes an impression of your mouth, which helps a trusted lab create the best dental bridge for you. Your dentist will make all final adjustments to make sure your bridge fits and functions as it should.
Is a dental bridge like a partial denture?
A dental bridge is an attached restoration that completes your smile. It requires a floss threader and a small cleaning brush for the best maintenance. A dental bridge may be the best choice for teeth missing in the same location or if you have lost only a single tooth.
A partial denture is a removable restoration that also completes your smile. It requires a denture bath and denture paste for the best maintenance. For sporadic tooth loss, a partial denture may be the best method for restoring your smile.
Both options complete your smile and stand in for missing teeth.
What is the restoration process?
At our Sarasota dental office, all of our restorations are crafted by dental labs that we trust and have long working relationships with. Dr. Aygen has high standards for our restorations. We want your dentistry to be strong, beautiful, and long-lasting – just like you do!
The first step is prepping your teeth for the restorations, and then we’ll take impressions, measurements, and photos, which we send to the lab along with precise instructions from Dr. Aygen. If needed, we may fit you with a temporary restoration to protect your teeth.
Once the restorations are back from the lab, we’ll call you back to our office, examine the restorations with you, and check the fit. Once we know everything is perfect, your restoration will be bonded into place. You’ll leave our office with a new, complete, fully functional smile!
How do I care for my new smile and avoid future tooth loss?
Crowns alone do not require special maintenance. You treat them like natural teeth, brushing and flossing twice daily and visiting your dentist two times each year for dental exams and teeth cleanings.
A dental bridge is also easy to care for, requiring only a floss threader and small brush for cleaning at the gumline.
Preventing future tooth loss also means following the above practices.
When you visit your dentist twice-yearly, you lower your risks for decay, infections, and gum disease. Left untreated, decay, infections, and gum disease can lead to tooth loss and crown and bridge failure.
Of course—whether you have restorations or not—we recommend a nightguard if you grind and clench your teeth and a mouthguard if you play sports. You should also never use your teeth or restoring teeth to twist off a cap, carry a heavy bag from the car, or for other unintended purposes.
At Sarasota Dental Arts, we want your restorations to last and serve you well!
Call to Schedule Your Dental Exam for Crowns and Bridges in Sarasota
Do you have a weak tooth? A damaged tooth? What about missing teeth? At Sarasota Dental Arts, we want to help you regain your smile.
Call the office of Sarasota dentist Dr. Kaya Aygen to schedule an evaluation and consultation to learn more about your restoration options.
We look forward to caring for your smile!