Dental Crowns & Bridgework in Naples, FL
Renew Your Smile
If you’ve lost teeth due to accident, injury, or gum disease, we can create a permanent bridge to restore your solid smile. A bridge not only fills the gap, but it also prevents repositioning of remaining teeth. It can also correct a misaligned bite, improve chewing function and speech articulation, and provide internal structure for the face to give you a more youthful appearance.
Porcelain Dental Crowns
Are you self-conscious about your smile because of one or more cracked, broken, decayed, or worn teeth? We understand. Not only can a cracked, worn, or decayed tooth detract from your appearance, it can also make eating uncomfortable and speaking more difficult. But at Dr. Makram’s office in Naples, FL, we can help you restore your smile with custom-made, natural-looking dental crowns.
A crown is an exceptional service for anyone who needs something more advanced than a filling or an inlay/onlay. Crowns are durable and can be used for the long-term with both front and back teeth. They’re made to fit snugly on top of your vulnerable tooth, simultaneously renewing its appearance and structural integrity.
In addition to offering all-porcelain crowns, Dr. Makram also offers gold crowns and crowns made with porcelain-fused-to-metal. The type of crown you’ll receive will depend on a variety of factors. But regardless of which we recommend, we want to provide you with the most durable and natural-looking restoration possible. That’s why we prefer white crowns when restoring front teeth.
During your procedure, Dr. Makram will prepare your tooth, take an impression of, and put a temporary crown in place while our lab manufactures your final version. When your crown is ready, you’ll simply come back to our office to have it fitted.
Fixed Dental Bridges
Dr. Makram also offers fixed bridges to help patients replace missing teeth. A fixed bridge combines one or two crowns with carefully made prosthetic teeth. Once in place, your fixed bridge will literally bridge the gap left behind by missing teeth, creating a full, healthy smile.
What is a Fixed Bridge?
First of all, a bridge is a prosthetic tooth (or teeth) that attaches on one or both sides to teeth prepared with dental crowns. A fixed bridge is permanently joined onto the neighboring abutment teeth (crowned teeth) and consists of three basic units: the false tooth or teeth (called a pontic) and two abutment crowns. The style of bridge we suggest will depend upon the strength and health the abutment teeth, as well as the location of the gap in relation to the rest of your dentition. If healthy adjacent abutment teeth aren't available, a surgically-implanted metal post, known as a dental implant, may offer a solid alternative. For a bridge that replaces many teeth, we may recommend a removable partial denture or implant-supported prosthesis. With proper care, a fixed bridge may last at least 8 to10 years.
Would you like to learn more about dental crowns and fixed bridges? Call our office in Naples, FL with your questions. We would also be happy to schedule a consultation visit for you. During your visit, Dr. Makram can assess your needs and discuss all your treatment options with you.