Dental Crowns and Bridges in Tampa, FL
Beautiful smiles don’t happen by mistake. Behind every strong and healthy smile is a lot of work and effort. Patients who are diligent about their home care routine and frequent visits to their Tampa dentist can expect to enjoy their natural teeth for a lifetime.
At times, part of our oral health maintenance involves dental restorations that allow us to maintain and strengthen our teeth. Dental crowns and bridges are popular dental restorations performed by your neighborhood dentist in Carrollwood, Dr. Bellegarrigue. They provide structure and protection to weakened teeth while enhancing beauty and harmony to misshapen or severely stained teeth. If you are missing one or more teeth, dental bridges can help restore your smile.
At North Tampa Dentistry, patients can have custom-fabricated dental crowns and bridges in the Tampa area. All restorations help restore a damaged or missing tooth using natural-looking dental prosthetics. Patients can enjoy full use of their teeth and gums along with a beautiful, organic-looking smile.
If you live in Tampa, FL, or the Carrollwood community, please give us a call at (813) 968-5368 to schedule a dental appointment and find out more about dental crowns and dental bridges.
What Are Dental Crowns?
A dental crown is a "cap" that covers the entire surface of your tooth. Dr. Bellegarrigue may recommend a tooth crown to restore a damaged tooth, but he may also recommend it to improve and restore the appearance of your smile. Dental crowns in North Tampa can be made from different materials, with each one having their specific pros and cons.
What Are Dental Bridges?
Dr. Bellegarrigue may recommend a dental bridge order to restore a missing tooth. At North Tampa Dentistry, Our Carrollwood clients have the option of choosing dental bridges to restore a tooth without the need for dentures or dental implants. Dental crowns adhere to the neighboring teeth of a missing tooth; they are the support structures of the dental bridge. A prosthetic tooth, shaded and shaped to match the missing tooth, is cemented to the crowns using adhesive. The entire dental bridge is customized and shaded to blend in with your smile. Your Tampa cosmetic dentist, Dr. Bellegarrigue, will ensure that the dental bridge looks and feels amazing—restoring your ability to eat, chew, speak, and smile.
The Dental Process
When getting dental crowns and dental bridges installed, finding an excellent cosmetic dentist is recommended to ensure the procedure is done correctly and looks natural. At North Tampa Dentistry, we can do so while also working to keep our patients as comfortable as possible. If you suffer from dental anxiety, we can even offer you oral sedation.
The process for both procedures is somewhat similar. Dr. Bellegarrigue begins the process by preparing the tooth for the procedure. A small amount of enamel may need to be shaved to create a perfect fit with the dental crown without affecting neighboring teeth. Then Dr. Bellegarrigue will clean the tooth and adhere to the temporary dental crown to the tooth. The temporary crown is typically worn for two weeks while your permanent crown is custom fabricated in the dental lab. Our Tampa dental office will provide after-care instructions on how to care for your temporary crown.
Once the permanent dental crown or bridge is manufactured, patients can return to our Tampa dental office to replace the temporary crown. Bonding the new crown to your tooth is painless and stress-free—the new dental crown is secured on your tooth, and Dr. Bellegarrigue will ensure a tight and comfortable fit before sealing it.
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Are You Interested in Improving Your Smile?
If you are ready to improve a chipped, broken, fractured, stained, or otherwise imperfect tooth—you may benefit from a dental crown. If you are missing a tooth and are interested in your options, give our Tampa dental office a call.