Crowns & Bridges

The Latest Dental Technology in Panama City

Restore Your Smile With Advanced Dental Clinic

For those with one or more missing teeth, artificial implants may be recommended for you by your dental professional. Crown and bridges are two of the most common types of dental implant procedures that may be recommended to help restore your smile. Our team at Advanced Dental Clinic would be more than happy to perform diagnostic work and help you replace your missing teeth with either of these procedures to give you back your smile and restore your confidence. With more than 40 years of experience, Dr. Elzawahry is highly skilled at improving the smiles of all of our patients.

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Dental Bridges

Dental bridges are a cheaper alternative to permanent dental implants which are often more expensive and are not always covered by medical insurance. This procedure involves using your healthy teeth as anchors to support the artificial teeth that will be implanted as a replacement for your missing teeth. Using your healthy teeth as an anchor provides stable support for the implant so you can rely on them for speaking, eating, and other activities.

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A crown is implanted over a single weak tooth that has had a root canal performed on it. This procedure helps to keep the tooth covered and protected. The purpose of a crown is to restore the health of the tooth and give it stability. Unlike bridges, each crown covers just one tooth instead of multiple teeth.

What to Expect When You’re Getting a Crown

An anesthetic will be administered to you so that you don’t experience any pain or discomfort during the procedure. To prepare your tooth for the crown insert, any decal on the tooth will be removed and it will be shaven down to ensure that the crown fits in when it is inserted. Your dentist will take dental impressions of your teeth which will be used to make a permanent crown. In the meantime, you will return home with a temporary crown. After a few weeks (usually about two weeks), you will return for a follow-up appointment when your permanent crown is ready. Special dental cement will be used to hold the crown securely over your tooth. Once bonded, your crown will be able to match the appearance and function of the rest of your real teeth.

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What To Expect When You’re Getting a Bridge

Like the dental crown procedure, a local anesthetic will be given to you during a bridge procedure. If necessary, extractions and root canals may be performed. Next, your dentist will take an impression of your teeth which will be used to create a permanent bridge. A temporary bridge will be inserted until the permanent one is ready. You will return in a few weeks for a permanent bridge implant.

Schedule Your Appointment!

A dental bridge or crown can preserve your chewing and biting ability by filling up the space left by a missing tooth and strengthening your weak tooth. It will also help you feel a lot better about the appearance of your teeth. If you need this or any other dental service in Panama City FL, contact us today to schedule an appointment with our dentists.

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