Restorative Dentistry in Margate
Also serving Coral Springs, Tamarac, Coconut Creek, Parkland and Pompano Beach
At West Broward Dental Associates, your dental needs are our top priority. Whether it’s a professional cleaning, a dental crown restoration, relief from tooth pain, or replacement of missing teeth, we will make sure you receive the very best in treatment in the most comfortable, caring environment!
When patients lose teeth due to an accident, tooth decay, or other dental issue, concealing the gap with a dental bridge is a popular option in emergency dentistry. At West Broward Dental Associates, we create bridges from gold, metal, or porcelain. All of these materials are strong and durable enough to last for at least a decade.
Receiving Your New Dental Bridge
Before Dr. Asinmaz can place your new dental bridge, the teeth supporting the bridge need to be re-contoured as they will be the anchors for the bridge. Once this step is complete, Dr. Asinmaz makes an impression of the area and sends it to our dental laboratory where a technician fabricates a customized bridge that will fit properly and match your existing teeth as closely as possible.
Since it can take a few weeks for the lab to create your customized dental bridge, we will provide a temporary bridge to disguise the missing tooth in the meantime. When your custom bridge arrives, you will need to come back for a final fitting and placement. The bridge is then placed on the abutments attached to your surrounding teeth and secured in place with a dental adhesive.
Adjusting to Your Dental Bridge
The bridge may feel strange in your mouth for the first few days, but after that it will feel just as natural as your other teeth. We recommend that you stick to soft foods for the first two days as you adjust to chewing with the dental bridge. We will send you home with a package of threaders to help you floss underneath the dental bridge.
Replacing a missing teeth is more than just an aesthetic issue. It also helps prevent your remaining teeth from shifting towards the open spot, which can eventually cause problems with your bite and alignment.
As we age, our teeth are more prone to issues such as cracking, tooth decay, discoloration, and general wear. A dental crown provides both cosmetic and functional benefits in these situations. At West Broward Dental Associates, our family dentists are highly trained in placing and restoring crowns and dental implants.
What Is A Dental Crown?
A dental crown is a tooth-colored covering that is placed over the original structure of a tooth, or paired with a dental bridge or implant. Modern porcelain crowns are made of tooth-colored porcelain for a natural look.
Do I Need A Crown?
Dental crowns are often used to reveal the smile’s true luster while adding strength and functionality to teeth. A dental crown may be used to:
- Transform the shape, size and appearance of the smile
- Replace signs of wear, tooth decay or stained teeth
- Seal a tooth after a root canal
- Protect a weak tooth from decay or breakage
- Hold a dental bridge in place, or cover a dental implant
What Can I Expect When Getting a Dental Crown?
Dental crowns require about 2-3 dental visits to complete.
We will take a mold of the tooth that will be crowned. This is sent to a lab to ensure the best fit, and to make sure the crown coexists well with your other teeth. After this is done, you will be given a temporary crown to protect your tooth between visits.
A crown can take up to 2-3 weeks to be properly crafted. At your next visit the permanent dental crown is polished, adjusted and then carefully placed.
Caring For Dental Crowns
Crowns last anywhere from 10-15 years, and can be cared for just like you would your natural teeth. Continue to brush and floss regularly and visit us for your regular professional cleanings. With a crown in place, your old smile will be back good as new!
Dental Bonding enhances the appearance of your smile by repairing cracked teeth, gaps, filling cavities, or covering up discoloration and stains.
Bonding involves using a composite resin to repair the selected tooth or teeth. It is sculpted to fit the tooth and is attached with a gel adhesive, which is set using an LED light. After the resin is attached to the tooth, it is polished to give it a clean, bright appearance.
Compared with the silver fillings usually used in dental work, bonding is a more attractive option. Due to the progress in the field of dentistry, bonding can last for upwards of 10 years, and is a safe and affordable solution to a myriad of dental issues.
Come to West Broward Dental Associates Today!
You don’t have to live with gaps in your smile. If you’d like to discuss cosmetic dentistry options and whether a crown, bridge, or bonding is right for you, call us for a consultation at (954) 975-7900.