Crowns And Bridges Specialist

Cromer & Cairns Dental

General Dentists & Cosmetic Dentists located in Vero Beach, FL

Missing or severely damaged teeth can harm both your dental health and your self confidence. Julie Cromer, DDS, at Cromer & Cairns Dental in Vero Beach, Florida, will restore your smile with crowns and bridges that suit your individual needs. Call or use the office’s convenient online booking tool to make your appointment and bring back your smile today.

Crowns and Bridges Q&A

service image

What are dental crowns and bridges?

A dental crown is a “cap” that is formed to fit over the damaged tooth. It restores the tooth to its former shape, size, and strength. Once permanently fitted, a crown fully covers the portion of the tooth that sits above the gumline. 

A dental bridge is used when someone is missing an entire tooth or several teeth. Filling gaps in your mouth is essential to keep teeth from shifting, which can cause wear and cavities. 

Bridges are anchored to existing teeth or crowns and custom made to fill the gaps where teeth are missing. At Cromer & Cairns Dental, bridges are designed to look and feel completely natural.

Why do I need crowns?

Several situations may necessitate a crown, including:

  • Protecting a weak or decaying tooth
  • Securing the parts of a broken tooth
  • Restoring a worn tooth
  • Supporting a tooth with a large filling
  • Holding a dental bridge in place
  • Covering a misshapen or severely discolored tooth

What types of dental crowns are available?

Dr. Cromer selects a dental crown based on the location and type of crown needed for your restoration.

Metal crowns

Metal crowns are the longest-lasting and withstand biting and chewing forces. They rarely break, but due to their color, are most commonly used on molars.

Porcelain fused to metal crowns

Porcelain fused to metal crowns can be tinted to match the teeth around it. These crowns look similar to natural teeth. This style of crown can work for both front or back teeth. 

Resin crowns

Resin crowns are the least expensive but tend to wear down over time and are prone to breaking.

Ceramic or porcelain crowns

Ceramic or all-porcelain crowns look the most similar to natural teeth and are a good option for people with metal allergies. However, they’re not as strong as other crown options. Ceramic and all-porcelain options work well for capping front teeth.

How do I care for my crowns and bridges?

Crowns and bridges not only look and feel like your natural teeth, they are cared for the same way. Regular dental checkups with Dr. Cromer, along with daily brushing and flossing will keep your smile looking its best. Well-maintained crowns and bridges can last a lifetime.

Loose, decaying, or missing teeth need immediate attention. If you’re in need of a crown or bridge, call the office or book an appointment online with Cromer & Cairns Dental today.