Dental crowns and tooth bridges are restorative prosthetic dental implants that are designed to improve the integrity and appearance of your teeth. Our Naples dentist office offers crowns and bridges as a permanent alternative to dentures that are designed to look, feel, and work like natural teeth. Crowns and bridges do not require adhesive, and they help prevent bone loss within the patient’s jaw.
What is the difference between dental crowns and tooth bridges?
Crowns are prosthetic caps that fit over a damaged tooth or implant to improve that tooth’s overall strength or aesthetic appearance. They can be formed from several different materials, including gold, metal, acrylic, and ceramic, which are more sturdy than porcelain veneers.
When a dental patient is missing one or more teeth, a bridge is used. Bridges are cemented to the patient’s jaw through abutments created by neighboring teeth or implants that anchor the bridge in place.
The procedure is relatively painless, and so long as the patient practices good oral hygiene, dental crowns and bridges will last a lifetime. The cost for dental implants varies based on the patient’s oral health and needs. To learn more, call us at 239-260-7749 with your questions, or to schedule a consultation at our Collier County dentist office location in Naples.