Bridging the Gap in Your Smile at Simply Beautiful Smiles
It’s not uncommon to experience a missing tooth at some point in your life. Experts estimate as many as 178 million American adults are missing at least one tooth, while about 40 million are missing all their teeth. While having a missing tooth can be an unpleasant experience, our dentists at Simply Beautiful Smiles are here to help you take back your smile in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Delaware. Dental crowns and bridges are a permanent solution to bridge the gap in your smile. To learn more, we urge you to reach out and schedule a consultation with one of our dentists today. We have 25+ locations to provide our patients with a lifetime of beautiful smiles, no matter where you live in the Delaware Valley.
Comprehensive Tooth Replacement Options for Our Patients
Dental crowns and bridges have been the preferred methods used in restorative dentistry for centuries. Although the types of dental crowns and bridges and their materials have evolved over the years, their function has remained pretty much the same. A dental crown restores a single missing tooth, while dental bridges are built to close the gap caused by three or more missing teeth. Simply Beautiful Smiles practitioners utilize both procedures to improve the appearance and function of our patients’ smiles. Every patient is evaluated during an in-depth consultation to determine if dental crowns or bridges are right for their specific needs. Don’t let dental crown or dental bridges costs deter you from seeking treatment. Our offices accept most major dental insurance plans. We also offer third-party financing options and an affordable dental discount plan for one low monthly membership fee.
What to Expect During a Dental Crown Procedure
Also referred to as synthetic caps, dental crowns are placed on top of your teeth. Typically made of porcelain, dental crowns cover and protect broken, damaged, or unattractive teeth to restore your smile and chewing ability. The crown fits snugly over the tooth, making it strong and natural-looking. Many patients require a dental crown procedure after another restorative procedure, such as a root canal. Crowns are also used to cover dental implants, attach dental bridges, or replace loose dental fillings.
Standard types of dental crowns include ceramic, porcelain fused to metal, gold alloys, and base metal alloys. Your natural teeth may need to be reduced in size to accommodate crowns. We’ll create an impression of your tooth so that we can custom-design your new crown. Occasionally, we may place a temporary crown until the permanent one is ready. When it’s time to place your permanent crown, a bonding material is applied to your tooth, and a specialized light is used to harden it in place. Dental crowns may last up to eight years or longer with proper care. It will be vital to continue brushing and flossing daily. You may also want to avoid eating hard foods or grinding your teeth at night, as these often cause severe damage to dental crowns. We would be happy to show you dental crowns before-and-after photos during your consultation.
What to Expect During the Dental Bridges Procedure
A dental bridge is a natural-looking tooth replacement option that joins an artificial tooth permanently to adjacent teeth or dental implants. Bridges are custom-made to make them less noticeable to others while restoring the proper bite between your upper and lower teeth. Standard dental bridge materials include porcelain, gold alloys, and combinations of these materials. Types of dental bridges include removable and fixed. Removable bridges may be taken out and cleaned like dentures, but a fixed dental bridge can only be removed by a dentist. Dental bridges usually have two dental crowns connected to both sides of an artificial tooth. These surrounding teeth are referred to as abutment teeth, and the artificial tooth in-between them is called a pontic. Dental bridges are most often used to correct severe tooth decay or tooth loss.
Whether you’re here for a dental crown or bridge procedure, we offer sedation dentistry to ensure your comfort and safety. Typically, dental crowns and bridges take multiple visits to your dentist. You may also be wondering about dental bridges vs. dental implants. Dental implants offer a more permanent tooth replacement option, but they may cost more and may not be suitable for every patient. While dental implants may cost more initially, you should consider that most dental bridges have a lifespan of around 10 years. We would be happy to help you weigh the pros and cons of each.
Have Questions for Simply Beautiful Smiles’ Specialists?
Established in 2000, Simply Beautiful Smiles has attracted many of the leading dental practices in Central and Southern New Jersey, Eastern Pennsylvania, and Northern Delaware. Our doctors and specialists have hundreds of years’ experience combined and remain up-to-date in their profession through continuous training and education. Visit any of our 25+ locations to receive exceptional care for all your dental needs. Please click on any of our doctors’ names below for a brief biography. We look forward to meeting and treating you!
Make an Appointment in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, or Delaware
Simply Beautiful Smiles is committed to keeping dental care accessible and affordable for every patient. Whether you have dental insurance or not, be sure to ask about our financing options and unique dental discount plan. Schedule an appointment at any of our participating New Jersey or Pennsylvania offices!
Our Doctors and Specialists
There is nothing more important than the care our patients receive. That’s why we only hire the best-of-the-best when it comes to our doctors and specialists. Combined they have hundreds of years’ experience and they stay on the cutting edge of the dental profession through constant training and continuing education courses.
Visit any of our locations and be greeted by a superior team of doctors and specialists who will deliver expert care for all of your dental needs. Please click on any of our doctor’s names below for brief a biography.
"Simply Beautiful Smiles has such a great staff. They are personable and prompt. They are also phenomenal with the kids!"
"I love the service I receive when I visit. All the staff is great and they do not make you wait. In and out. Very professional!"
Compassionate, Accessible & Affordable Care
With a commitment to providing compassionate, accessible and affordable dental care, Simply Beautiful Smiles accepts most major insurance plans and offers each patient an insurance benefit analysis. Along with financing options, we also offer a unique dental discount plan that enables patients to receive care on a reduced rate for a monthly membership as low as $9.99.