Crowns & Bridges

Crowns and Bridges in Fort Myers

Dental Bridges in Fort Myers, FLIf you have damaged or missing teeth, our dentist specializing in dental crowns and bridges in Fort Myers can repair and restore your smile. At the practice of Jay Shartzer, DDS, we offer quality dental crowns and bridges to fix dental imperfections and replace missing teeth. Our skilled team combines experience and creativity to craft quality dental restorations that blend seamlessly with the surrounding teeth for natural-looking results.

Whether you are looking to improve your bite function and oral health or enhance the appeal of your smile, we are here to help. Contact us to discuss your needs and discover if a quality crown or bridge can restore your smile!


What Is a Dental Crown?

dental crowns in Fort MyersDental crowns are thin caps that cover the tooth entirely to correct imperfections, protect and strengthen a damaged tooth, or complete a dental implant. They can fix multiple dental flaws, including decayed, fractured, or broken teeth, worn teeth, and severe discoloration. We also use dental crowns to repair teeth after root canal therapy and complete dental implants.

Although dental crowns come in various materials, Zirconia crowns are considered high tier for their durability and aesthetic appeal. They can withstand extreme chewing and grinding and are several times stronger than porcelain. We recommend Zirconia crowns if you are looking for a quality and long-lasting solution to your imperfections or tooth loss.

What Is a Dental Bridge?

Dental bridges are ideal restorations for replacing more than one missing tooth in a row. Traditional bridges consist of a pontic (prosthetic tooth) suspended between two dental crowns. The pontic fills the gap from a missing tooth, while the dental crowns on the side fit over the abutment teeth for support.

Replacing teeth with a dental bridge comes with numerous benefits, including:

  • Restoring your ability to chew and speak properly
  • Preserving your facial structure and keep you looking youthful
  • Preventing remaining teeth from shifting into the gap
  • Promoting better smile aesthetics
  • Boosting your confidence

Our Crown & Bridge Treatment Process

Our procedure for dental crowns and bridges in Fort Myers only requires two dentist visits. Our team will evaluate your dental health situation and establish your smile needs during your first visit. Once we understand your full situation, our team will take you through your treatment to help you know what to expect.

We'll perform any necessary treatments to help you preserve as much of your tooth as possible. In the case of severe decay and infection, we can provide root canal therapy and protect your tooth with a crown after treatment. If your tooth cannot be saved, we can also perform gentle extractions to offer relief and protect your overall oral health. Our dentist will then recommend the best tooth replacement option for you. After establishing whether you need a dental crown or bridge, our dentist will prepare your teeth for the restorations.

We take impressions to send to a local lab create your custom crown or bridge. Usually, it takes two weeks for your final restorations to be ready. We'll provide you with a temporary crown or bridge to wear in the meantime so that your tooth or teeth will be protected. You will then come back for your second appointment, where our dentist will place your crown or bridge to give you a healthy, functional, and beautiful smile.

How to Care for Your New Dental Crown or Bridge

Fort Myers dental bridgesWith proper maintenance, your crown or bridge can last up to 15 years. It is crucial that you take good care of your new restoration the first two weeks after getting them, as it can determine the overall success of your treatment.

It is advisable to let your new crown or bridge rest and allow it to settle. With this in mind, chew on the opposite side of your mouth and avoid extremely hot or cold foods. Also, stay away from sticky foods that could weaken the bond between the restoration and your tooth. When cleaning your teeth, floss around your new restorations instead of lifting them.

After two weeks, you can take care of your crown or bridge just like your natural teeth. Brush and floss twice a day and make sure you visit our office twice a year for regular checkups. Lastly, avoid using your new teeth to open things or biting hard surfaces, as it can damage your restorations.

Crown and Bridges FAQs

We know that it's common to have questions about your dental treatments. We're happy to provide answers and offer whatever information you'd like to know about crowns and bridges. Some of the questions we receive from patients include:

Is a crown or bridge right for me?
Deciding between a crown and bridge highly depends on your smile needs. Crowns are ideal for restoring a damaged tooth or completing an implant, while a bridge replaces missing teeth. The best way to find out the right option for you is by a consultation with our dentist.

How many teeth can you replace with a dental bridge?
Bridges are versatile, and the number you can replace will depend on the type of bridge you use. A traditional bridge may be most useful for replacing 1-2 teeth, while an implant-supported bridge can allow you to replace three or more in a row.

How much does a crown or bridge cost?
The cost of a crown or bridge will vary depending on several factors, such as the material used, the type of tooth being treated or replaced, and whether you receive any additional treatment. Fortunately, these restorations are considered essential dental care and are regularly covered by dental insurance. Our team is happy to answer your questions about coverage and provide a full breakdown of the price during your consultation.

Restore Your Smile With Crowns & Bridges in Fort Myers

At the practice of Jay Shartzer, DDS, we are passionate about creating healthy and beautiful smiles by providing personalized treatment that aims at restoring and protecting your oral health. If you are looking for effective dental crowns or bridges in Fort Myers, our team is always ready and available to help. Contact us today to schedule your appointment!


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