Dental crowns and dental bridges in Jacksonville, FL at Dr. Harris Rittenberg & Associates are a popular and less invasive dental treatment to conceal missing or damaged teeth. Crowns and bridges in Jacksonville can help you restore functionality and create a beautiful smile at Dr. Harris Rittenberg & Associates. Dental crowns in Jacksonville, Florida are used to restore strength and create natural looking teeth to help improve your smile and often times correct bite issues. Dental bridges in Jacksonville contain a prosthetic tooth that “bridge” gaps in your mouth. Dental bridges, like dental crowns are made of durable porcelain material to create natural looking teeth.
Bridges in Jacksonville, FL are natural-looking dental appliances that can replace a section of missing teeth. Because they are custom-made, bridges are barely noticeable and can restore the natural contour of teeth as well as the proper bite relationship between upper and lower teeth.
Bridges are sometimes referred to as fixed partial dentures, because they are semi-permanent and are bonded to existing teeth or implants. Some bridges are removable and can be cleaned by the wearer; others need to be removed by a dentist. Porcelain, gold alloys or combinations of materials are usually used to make bridge appliances. Appliances called implant bridges are attached to an area below the gum tissue, or the bone.
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Crowns in Jacksonville, Florida are synthetic caps, usually made of a material like porcelain, placed on the top of a tooth. Crowns are typically used to restore a tooth's function and appearance following a restorative procedure such as a root canal. When decay in a tooth has become so advanced that large portions of the tooth must be removed, crowns are often used to restore the tooth.
Crowns are also used to attach bridges, cover implants, prevent a cracked tooth from becoming worse, or an existing filling is in jeopardy of becoming loose or dislocated. Crowns also serve an aesthetic use, and are applied when a discolored or stained tooth needs to be restored to its natural appearance.
Our crowns and bridges can also be placed directly on top of dental implants to replace your missing teeth. While single implants and crowns are designed for individual tooth loss, a longer bridge can be affixed over a pair of implants to replace up to 3 or 4 teeth at one time.
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