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By Clark J Wright, DMD, PA
July 31, 2018
Category: Dental Procedures

Want to ask your Venice, FL, family dentist about dental crowns and bridges?restorative dentistry

Do you have missing teeth? Are you worried about and are worried about replacing them with mismatched appliances? If so, then here's the solution! Just wait and hear what he has to say about the dental crowns and bridges Dr. Clark Wright offers at his Venice, FL, office.


According to the American College of Prosthodontists, crowns are the most common restorative procedure; crowns are meant to restore aesthetically unpleasant teeth and provide strength for weak teeth.

Crowns are used in covering chips, cracks, and discolorations found on teeth, which may be due to injuries when playing sports or poor dental hygiene, among other reasons of course. Crowns are also placed over fillings that may be dislocated, which, again, adds reinforcement to your teeth and makes biting and chewing functions easier. Using crowns to cover restorative procedures, like a root canal or dental implants, protects and strengthens your teeth.


Bridges come in different types:

Fixed partial dentures, which are bond to already existing teeth, or implants. The natural-looking dental appliance is semi-permanent and replaces missing teeth. They're also easily cleaned. All you need to do is remove them to clean them thoroughly.
Another type is fixed dental bridge, it can't be removed. Other types of fixed dental bridges include conventional fixed bridges, cantilever bridges and resin-bonded bridges.

Advantages of Bridges and Crowns

Both procedures are custom-made and barely noticeable.

Dental crowns are used for attaching bridges, covering an existing filling that may be dislocated and covering stained teeth. Crowns reinforce teeth to help with withstanding various degrees of pressure, meaning you can enjoy eating without the worry of ruining your tooth.

Bridges restore the natural contour, or shape, of teeth, fix bite issues, and are an economically-friendly restoration.

If you have any questions or concerns about dental crowns and bridges, just call your Venice, FL, doctors at (941) 493-5923.

By Clark J Wright, DMD, PA
May 24, 2017
Category: Dental Procedures

It's no wonder that crowns and bridges are two of the most requested treatments at dentist offices across the country. They are designed restorative dentistry to fix two very common dental issues—missing and damaged teeth. If these problems apply to you, go see Dr. Clark Wright at his dentist office in Venice, FL, very soon to ask how dental crowns or bridges can benefit your smile.

“Capping” Your Smile with Crowns
It's no fun eating and talking when you have a weak, decaying or damaged tooth. Dental crowns can repair all of those troublesome issues. A crown is made with a tough outer exterior (usually porcelain or metal) that protects the inner parts of your tooth. Your dentist will remove the damaged enamel and replace it with the crown. It is bonded very securely so that you don’t have to worry about it for five to 10 years (or more).

Bridging the Gap with Dental Bridges
Some patients have gaps in their smiles due to one or two missing teeth. In this case, your Venice dentist can bridge the gap with dental bridges. Bridges are made of two dental crowns and one or two false teeth positioned at the center. The false teeth cover the gums superficially and are anchored in place by the crowns. With a bridge, you no longer have to smile self-consciously and struggle with food getting stuck between your teeth.

What to Expect from Both Procedures
Though these two common dental procedures have different purposes, they are similar and will likely take about the same amount of time for your dentist to complete. At the first appointment, your dentist has to make adjustments to the tooth enamel and take impressions so that your crown or bridge can be made with a good fit.

Get Dental Crowns and Bridges This Year
Let this be the year that you restore, strengthen, and renew your smile with dental crowns and bridges. Call Dr. Wright today at (941) 493-5923 to schedule an appointment at his office in Venice, FL.

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