Crowns And Bridges

Healthy Dental Expressions
Henry Suarez, DDS
General Dentist & Cosmetic Dentist located in Lake Worth, FL

We understand how difficult it is to choose a Dentist and we want to make it easy for you to make that very important decision. Once you meet us, we know you will feel right at home.

Crowns and Bridges Q & A
What is a crown?

A crown is a prosthetic cap that is custom-built for your tooth. Dr. Suarez bonds it to the top of your tooth, covering up everything above the gumline. There are a number of reasons to get a crown, including to:

* Restore a tooth that is severely decayed or has too many fillings
* Protect an injured tooth from further damage
* Replace a tooth that’s cosmetically unattractive
* Strengthen a tooth after a root canal

Dr. Suarez can also seal a crown to a dental implant when you’re replacing a missing tooth.

Crowns and Bridges Q & A
What is a crown?

What materials are used to make crowns?

There are a variety of materials that are suitable for crowns, including cast gold, silver amalgam, and porcelain.

Healthy Dental Expressions is proud to offer zirconium crowns for its patients. Zirconium crowns are very durable and able to withstand the great biting pressure in the back of your mouth, making them an excellent solution for restoring a molar.

They also look just like your natural teeth, which makes them suitable for capping your more visible teeth as well.

What is a bridge?

A bridge is a device that Dr. Suarez bonds to your smile in order to replace a missing tooth or teeth. It’s made up of a fake tooth (or pontic) that’s attached to crowns on one or both sides.

Dr. Suarez then bonds those crowns to your abutment teeth (the teeth that are adjacent to your missing teeth). Once in place, the pontic bridges the gap between teeth, hence its name.

If your abutment teeth aren’t suitable for crowns, Dr. Suarez might recommend a Maryland bonded bridge, which attaches to your mouth with a metal or ceramic framework that bonds to the backside of your abutment teeth.

What’s the procedure for getting crowns and bridges?

To make room for your restoration, Dr. Suarez first shaves some enamel from any teeth that are going to be receiving crowns. If you’re getting a single crown, he removes enamel from the tooth that’s being treated, and if you’re getting a bridge, he removes enamel from your abutment teeth.

Then, he takes a detailed impression of your mouth, and uses it to fabricate your crown or bridge so it’s a custom fit for your smile. You wear a temporary crown or bridge while you wait for a lab to make your permanent one, which typically takes a couple of weeks. Once your permanent crown or bridge is ready, he checks that it fits comfortably, then seals it in place.

Schedule your visit with Healthy Dental Expressions by calling or booking online today, and learn more about how crowns and bridges can enhance your smile.

WHAT WE OFFER

Services

INVISALIGN

DENTAL IMPLANTS

VENEERS

TEETH WHITENING

EMERGENCY DENTISTRY

CROWNS AND BRIDGES

FASTBRACES

ORTHODONTIC TREATMENT

Testimonials

"I have known Dr. Suarez for over ten years and and I am happy to call him a friend, not every body cares about their patients the way he does."

JVAN V.

"Excellent service! I've been coming here for years. Dr. Suarez and his staff have never let us down when it comes to our dental health."

MARIANGELLA DE B.

"Dr. Suarez is a caring professional who has taken my personal dental care to a whole new level! I am no longer concerned about going to the dentist."

JODI U.

"Excellent, they make me feel really good, they do excellent job until now, I continue with my treatment."

MANUEL D.

"To the great doctor and his great staff!! Great personality, he is always up and does a great job with all of our problems. We are so happy to have found him!"

JAN P.

"Prompt, friendly, efficient service! Further impressed with each visit to this wonderful dental office."

JED G.

"These people are lifesavers, literally. Even under the worst circumstances, they offer hope, care and are total professionals."

MARK H.

"I wouldn't go to anyone else. Very kind and professional."

CARLY S.

LOCATION

Healthy Dental Expressions
4801 South Congress Avenue, Suite 202
Lake Worth, FL 33461
Phone: 561-969-2696
Fax: 561-969-0993

OFFICE HOURS

Monday9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday9:00 am - 1:00 pm
SaturdayClosed
SundayClosed