At River Oaks Dental, Dr. Monteiro and our experienced team work hard to provide our patients great dental care. When your smile needs repair, we often turn to Jacksonville dental crowns and bridges. These restorations can help you:
Call the team at River Oaks Dental today: 904-299-8951. We’re located at 6120 San Jose Blvd. in the 32217 ZIP code.
If failing and missing teeth are interfering with your life, we offer several ways to restore your smile using the versatility of crowns and bridges. Several of these options are outlined below.
A beautiful new crown is one of the best ways to repair a damaged or diseased tooth. Dr. Monteiro can place it over the top of your tooth to improve its appearance, strengthen it, and help prevent further dental problems. A crown is often used as a finishing restoration for a tooth that has been saved through root canal therapy. If your teeth are abnormally worn or misshapen, a new crown will cover the defect and make your smile more aesthetically pleasing.
We only partner with high-quality labs, and all of our crowns and bridges are made in the US. Our restorations are made from porcelain or other high-quality materials and are usually metal-free. However, if you’d like to use a specific material for your crown, such as gold, let us know and we can work with you.
Using this type of bridge, Dr. Monteiro can replace your missing teeth. Your bridge will consist of sturdy new crowns on either end, with one or more replacement teeth in the middle. We’ll anchor the end crowns to your other teeth to provide a stable and long-lasting restoration.
Once your bridge is in place, it cannot be removed except by a dentist. It should provide you many years of service, requiring only normal brushing and flossing and regular dental checkups.
Combined with dental implants, crowns can replace individual missing teeth. Dental implants are small posts made from titanium that function as replacement tooth roots. Once they are inserted into your jaw, they will begin to chemically fuse with the bone in a process called osseointegration.
Your body will accept the implant, and new bone material will actually begin to grow around it. This process will strengthen your jaw, helping prevent bone loss and potential changes in your facial structure. After the healing process is complete, we’ll place your new crown on top of the implant, and you’ll have virtually all your biting and chewing power restored. Plus, your smile will be more attractive, and you’ll naturally exude more confidence!
Unlike a traditional fixed bridge, this appliance will anchor to two or more dental implants. It can be used to replace three or more teeth in a row. Like other bridges, it is not designed to be removed except by a dentist. It will blend in naturally with the rest of your smile, and others will not be able to tell that you have replacement teeth. As with a single implant crown, this bridge will help preserve the integrity of your jawbone and help you avoid a “sunken-face” appearance.
Get back a beautiful smile and strong bite using dental crowns and bridges in Jacksonville! Call River Oaks Dental today at 904-299-8951 to schedule your appointment.