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Porcelain Crowns & Bridgework in Palm Beach Gardens

Tooth Replacement Options

Has your smile been damaged by the loss of a tooth or teeth? This is a common problem and no reason to be embarrassed. The majority of Americans will lose at least one tooth during their lifetimes, so you’re not alone. Gum disease, dental injury, accidents, tooth infections… there are lots of reasons that people lose teeth, and our main goal is simply to restore function and confidence with a tooth replacement option such as crown and bridgework. Fixed dental bridges can fill in the gap left by lost teeth, correct misaligned bites, improve function such as chewing and speech, and support facial muscles to help you maintain a more youthful look. Crown and bridge are amongst the tooth replacement options available at the Palm Beach Gardens dental office of Dr. William Ma.

What is a fixed bridge? There are two basic types of tooth replacement: fixed and removable. With crown and bridgework, dental crowns are used to hold replacement teeth permanently in place, which is why this is called a fixed bridge. With crown and bridgework, you get a bit more stability and reliability than with dentures, although some patients may be better served by dentures for a variety of reasons. Crown and bridgework offers great tooth replacement that should last between 8 and 10 years with proper care. You can care for your bridge just as you would your natural teeth, so hygiene is easy, and you don’t have to worry about your crown and bridgework slipping or shifting when you speak or eat.

Why might you require a denture instead of crown and bridge? To support a fixed bridge, you need healthy abutment teeth that can support a crown and the attached dental bridge. If your smile is too damaged, we will most likely recommend a denture or partial denture. Also, if you have an entire arch of teeth that needs replacement, a denture or implant-retained denture will be the best option. Luckily, we offer cosmetic dentures so that your tooth replacement can be just as attractive as it would be with crown and bridgework.

The main thing we recommend is that you not ignore missing teeth. Replacement is key for optimal function as well as beauty, so contact us for an appointment if you’re missing even just one tooth. When you visit our Palm Beach Gardens dental office from North or West Palm Beach, Loxahatchee, Jupiter, or Lake Park, you’ll find yourself in a modern setting that’s as comfortable as it is committed to your oral health. Experience the excellence at the office of Dr. William Ma.