Crowns and Bridges in Coral Gables, Florida


Replacing your missing teeth is now easier than ever with crowns and dental bridges. Whether you are replacing a single tooth or multiple teeth, we have the knowledge and experience to determine the best oral hygiene plan for the best smile. At Dr. Peggy Alvarez-Penabad DDS dental office, our friendly staff is there from you from scheduling your appointment to receiving the proper treatment. Learn more about crowns and dental bridges below, then call (305) 548-8690 to schedule your appointment with our Coral Gables, Florida office.

Crowns

 
 
Crowns are full coverage restorations that are used to cover a tooth that is likely to break or is too broken down to be restored with a filling. They are most common after root canal treatment or when a large filling wears out. The larger the cavity that has to be treated, the more likely a crown will be needed. Even after a filling is put in a large cavity, the tooth can likely break.

Keep in mind that the jaw muscles are the strongest in the human body and teeth are subjected to tremendous pressures. Crowns are placed over the weakened tooth, providing strength and protecting the tooth against breakage. An already broken or cracked tooth is far more serious and much more difficult to treat. Crowns help prevent this as well as making a nice smile.
 

Bridges

 
When you have a missing tooth and want to restore your smile, dental bridges might be for you. Non-removable, dental bridges are the perfect dental appliance that replaces one or more missing teeth making it easy to speak and eat properly, restores your bite, and prevents teeth shifting. If you think dental bridges might be the best option for your dental smile, give us a call at (305) 548-8690 to schedule your dental exam.

During your appointment, we’ll clean your teeth, prepare the teeth on either side of the gap (or abutment teeth), and take a mold of your mouth. We’ll then use that mold to create your custom bridge. Two crowns rest on the edges of the bridge to cap the abutment teeth while the pontics (or false teeth) sit in the center of the bridge directly inside the gap.