Porcelain Crowns and Bridges in Orange Park
At the office of Betty Klement, DMD, we provide patients with porcelain crowns and bridges to restore missing or damaged teeth. Our Orange Park dental team wants our patients to feel confident when showcasing their teeth to others. This is why we offer these prosthetics, to give patients the opportunity to achieve a complete, healthy smile. With our esthetic crowns and bridges, we enhance patients’ visual appeal and help them regain full bite function. We ensure our restorations blend seamlessly with neighboring teeth to provide a beautiful, natural smile.
A crown (or cap) is a prosthetic that encases the entire visible tooth structure, restoring both the cosmetic appearance and function. Dr. Betty Klement recommends crowns when a tooth has suffered cracks, fractures, extensive decay, or large, faulty fillings. Crowns are also used to complete certain treatments like root canal therapy or cosmetic dental services to conceal discolorations. Our Orange Park practice utilizes modern dentistry techniques to craft your porcelain crowns, making sure they resemble natural enamel as well as appear and feel flawless within your smile.
For the molars, which require more pressure resistance, we fabricate the prosthetics from zirconia, the strongest ceramic available in dentistry. Using this strong and durable material eliminates the chances of the ceramic chipping away that were present in past porcelain-fused-to-metal options. If you require a crown for one of your anterior teeth, Dr. Klement usually uses IPS e.Max crowns by Ivoclar Vivadent to achieve lifelike esthetics but maintain its resilience. We take precise measurements such as shape, size, and color to create a restoration that is indistinguishable from your natural teeth.
At the office of Betty Klement, DMD, we offer fixed bridges to replace one or more missing teeth. The material we use to craft this prosthetic is zirconia, due to its strength and natural looking appearance. A bridge fills in the empty spaces left by lost teeth, with artificial ones known as pontics. Bridges are supported by neighboring teeth and provide excellent cosmetic results.
Implant-supported Crowns and Bridges
Although there are times when crowns and fixed bridges are adequate solutions to replace missing teeth, in most instances Dr. Klement suggests a patient receive dental implants. Implant-supported restorations are a permanent tooth replacement option and help patients’ maintain their smiles. Dental implants do not require adjacent teeth for support as they gain their stability from being directly placed into the jaw.
If you or a loved one has damaged or missing teeth, contact the office of Betty Klement, DMD, today! Our Orange Park dental team does all we can to ensure we restore both the beauty and function of your smile.