A crown is a tooth-shaped covering that protects a damaged tooth, while bridges are dental restorations that bridge a gap caused by tooth loss. A bridge is comprised of a replacement tooth held in place by abutment teeth on each side of the gap. Crowns often serve as abutment or support structures for bridges.
Nextgen offers crowns and bridges in Palm Coast, FL, to individuals struggling with tooth loss. Crowns can also fix a variety of other dental problems, including discoloration, worn down teeth, cavities, and to cover dental implants.
Bridges may be fixed or removable. There are three different types of bridges, classified according to the kind of support structure they have.
Traditional fixed bridges are bridges where there’s support on either side of the gap. This support consists of crowns attached to the teeth adjacent to the gap.
Cantilever bridges consist of an abutment on a single side of the gap. Cantilever bridges are preferred where there are no teeth on one side of the missing tooth.
Lastly, we have Maryland bonded bridges that feature porcelain or metal wings that are fixed to the adjacent teeth. Maryland bridges are mostly preferred for the front teeth.
Here at Nexgen, we have created a space where all our patients feel safe and well cared for. Our priority is to give you excellent care in a friendly and non-threatening environment. Our dental team is comprised of highly qualified and compassionate professionals who have served dental patients for many years.
We have also invested in innovative technology to make our treatments more efficient. Read on to discover more about the CEREC machine in the next section.
CEREC is an abbreviation for Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics. CEREC machines use 3D scans of your teeth to create custom dental restorations, all in a single appointment.
Here’s what happens when you come for your appointment:
Our dentist in Palm Coast will carefully inspect you to check for signs of dental problems as well as examine the state of your oral well-being.
Afterward, the dentist will utilize the 3D imaging software of the CEREC machine to obtain accurate images of your teeth. These images are processed by the machine, which produces a complete 3D model of your mouth.
Computer-aided design (CAD) software puts the finishing touches to the 3D model, highlighting the areas that require restoration.
With the aid of the final model, the dentist moves on to the milling stage. The CEREC milling unit manufactures a custom restoration out of ceramic. Your restoration can be ready in as few as 10 minutes, thus allowing you to go home with transformed teeth in the span of a single appointment.
CEREC technology eliminates the need for waiting times and multiple appointments and gives you the restoration and improved confidence that you require within one visit.
Curious to try out same-day crowns and bridges in Palm Coast, FL? Visit Nextgen Dental today and experience same-day transformation.
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