Crowns and Bridges
We are proud to offer our patients lifelike, sturdy, dental crowns and bridges. Our custom-made crowns can restore damaged teeth, and bridges replace missing teeth. Dr. Miranda provides natural-looking crowns and bridges to blend seamlessly with your natural smile. To learn more about dental crowns and bridges, contact our Orlando dental office today.
What is a Dental Crown?
A dental crown is a full-coverage restoration of damaged or decayed teeth. Dr. Miranda will mold a cap to fit on top of a damaged tooth that is custom-made to match and work perfectly with your surrounding teeth. A dental crown may help with the following:
Help strengthen weakened or damaged teeth
Covering cavities too large for traditional fillings
Restoring damaged or decayed teeth
Enhancing the aesthetic look of oddly-shaped teeth or small teeth
Restoring balance to your bite
Concealing cosmetic flaws
How is a Dental Crown Implanted?
When placing a crown, Dr. Miranda reshapes the damaged tooth. By trimming away a small amount of your tooth, a strong base is created for the crown restoration. Impressions and photos of your teeth are taken and sent to a professional dental lab. Dr. Miranda then provides a temporary crown until your final crown is ready to install. Dr. Miranda will attach your uniquely-fitted crown using a specialized dental cement. Dr. Miranda also offers the option of dental implants to create a stable, permanent restoration by securing crowns to the jawbone.
Why Do I Need a Dental Crown?
- A dental implant needs to be covered
- Structure of teeth surrounding an existing filling has deteriorated
- A dental bridge needs an anchor
- To cover a discolored or malformed tooth
- To restore a chipped or cracked tooth
How do Dental Bridges Help?
- They maintain your bite and jaw alignment by filling in gaps in your smile
- They help keep up the structural integrity of your mouth by evenly distributing pressure on all your teeth
- Resolves problems of missing teeth that affect eating and speaking
Materials Used in Crowns and Bridges
Dental crowns and bridges are now available in a variety of materials. During your consultation with Dr. Miranda, he will help you decide which material is best for your aesthetic aims, health needs, and what fits your budget or your dental insurance program. Your choice of materials used in crowns and bridges include:
This is the most natural-looking option. Crowns can be shaded to match your real teeth. Some types of porcelain crowns are as strong as metal, and highly durable.
Porcelain fused to metal (PFM):
These crowns are long-lasting and can be color-matched to your natural teeth. Over time, the darker color of the metal under the porcelain may start to show through.
Most commonly used metals are silver, gold, and other very durable metals. Metal teeth will NOT aesthetically blend in with your natural smile.
Restore Your Smile Today
Contact Dr. Miranda today to learn more about dental crowns and bridges and schedule your consultation. Our office is here for you. We serve the greater Orlando area, including Eola, Colonial Town Center, Thornton Park, Uptown, and Northeast Orlando.Contact Us >>