Dental Crowns and Bridges in Miami, FL

Did you know that the enamel on your teeth is the hardest substance in your body? That’s right — your teeth are even harder than your bones. However, as strong as your teeth are, they aren’t invincible. Many things can cause irreversible damage to your teeth. Your diet, habits, and age all play a part in the wear and tear your teeth experience.

Fortunately, if you have damaged teeth, Galloway Dental Care in Miami, FL, will restore your smile. Find out how dental bridges and dental crowns can help you achieve healthier, more radiant teeth.

Crown and Bridge — Cosmetic & Family Dentistry in Miami, FL

What Is a Dental Crown?

A dental crown is a cap that fits over a tooth and is designed to look just like your natural teeth. Dental crowns serve many different functions, such as:
  • Preserving a damaged tooth
  • Covering a stained or misshapen tooth
  • Covering a large filling
In some instances, our dentist may recommend dental crowns in tandem with a dental bridge.

How Do Dental Bridges and Crowns Work Together?

As the name suggest, dental bridges bridge the gap left behind by missing teeth. For example, if you are missing a tooth, our dentist can prepare the teeth on both sides of the gap to hold a replacement tooth in place. With one type of dental bridge, this preparation process involves removing some of the enamel and fitting dental crowns over the teeth.
Another option is to have the teeth removed and replaced with dental implants. This type of dental bridge works well in scenarios where the patient has multiple missing teeth in a row. It’s also a good option when the teeth on both sides of the gap are too decayed to be preserved with a dental crown.

Find Out How to Restore Your Smile

Which cosmetic dentistry treatment is right for you depends on several factors. To find out if you’re a good candidate for dental crowns or a dental bridge, call our Miami, FL, office today to schedule a free consultation. You can reach us at (305) 595-1774.