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By Selena L. Marchan, DMD, PA
December 07, 2021
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry
Tags: Crowns and Bridges  

The choice of the right dental restoration for your teeth isn't to be taken lightly. Choosing the right dental restoration to ensure that you don't lose your oral function is a lot easier with your dentist's help. Your dentist, Dr. Selena Marchan, can help you determine what type of crowns and bridges in Jacksonville, FL, are best for you.

What Are Dental Crowns and Bridges?

Dental crowns and bridges are restorative dental devices that your dentist can use to strengthen weakened teeth or replace a lost tooth. A dental crown fits over the damaged tooth like a cap. It's kept secure by special dental cement. Dental crowns may also contribute to tooth replacement when it's part of a dental implant.

On the other hand, dental bridges help replace a missing tooth. It features a pontic and two anchor crowns on either side. The anchor crowns attach to healthy teeth on either side of the gap to keep the dental bridge secure in your mouth and fill up the gap in your teeth.

Installing Dental Crowns and Bridges in Jacksonville, FL

Dental crowns and bridges aren't one size for all. Each patient receives a dental crown or bridge made especially for them. After consulting with your dentist for dental bridges or crowns, she takes a mold of your teeth. She uses this mold in constructing your dental bridges and crowns.

The personalized construction process for dental crowns and bridges ensures a perfect and natural fit. Your dentist also considers your natural teeth color when making your dental restorations. Having a natural-colored dental restoration that matches your natural teeth shape is crucial for a uniform appearance.

Your appointment with your dentist also helps you choose the material for your dental crown or bridges. Porcelain is a popular choice because it's natural-looking, durable, and stain-resistant.

How long your dental crowns and bridges last depends on your care for them. However, you could get more than 15 years of use from them.

If you're thinking of getting dental crowns and bridges in Jacksonville, FL, call (904) 221-5678 to schedule your consultation with your dentist, Dr. Marchan.