Dental Crowns, Bridges & Porcelain Veneers for Sarasota Residents
If you have missing or severely damaged teeth due to injury, accident, or gum disease, Dr. Hoffman can repair or replace them with crowns or a bridge that restores the balance and functionality necessary to properly support your bite, allow you to chew well and smile confidently.
What is the difference between a Dental Crown and a Bridge?
A crown protects and restores a single tooth's aesthetic value, strength, and chewing function. A crown can also become the support needed to secure a bridge.
A bridge is used to replace the space that missing teeth have left behind. It is permanently secured to the adjacent teeth by crowns, thereby filling the gap created by missing teeth preventing movement, stabilizing your bite, and improving chewing and speech. A bridge also functions as an internal structure for your face, rounding out sunken cheeks to give you a more youthful appearance.
Without hooks or clasps, bridges provide a solid solution to missing teeth and look completely natural. Plus, they help restore essential and practical functionality, allowing you to care for your teeth like you did before the procedure.
If you enjoy sound oral health and proper function but you are rather concerned about the aesthetics of your smile, you'll be happy to know that porcelain veneers – also called laminates – are an excellent solution to issues such as discolored, chipped, stained, cracked, or slightly misaligned teeth or metal fillings that can be seen when you smile or speak.
Carefully following Dr. Hoffman's design and technical specifications, veneers will be fabricated from thin sheaths of porcelain layered atop each other. They completely cover the front of your teeth to create a perfectly shaped, dazzlingly white, and absolutely gorgeous smile. Our patients’ veneers are custom-crafted, therefore, shape, color, and style will be chosen to complement your adjacent teeth and appearance.
Veneers are long-lasting, stain resistant, and usually require just two visits. In fact, you’ll leave the first appointment with a set of temporary veneers while your custom final veneers are being crafted at a lab. Caring for your veneers is no different than caring for your own natural teeth; brushing, flossing and regular teeth cleaning visits are always encouraged and highly recommended, and they should continue as usual.
Call our office (941) 358-8830 to set up a consultation with Dr. Hoffman. He will listen to your concerns, evaluate your needs, and help you determine if a crown, a bridge, or porcelain veneers are right for you. Today, in just a couple of visits, aesthetics, function, and comfort can permanently be restored.
Your Oral Health Is Our Number One Priority
& Dental Emergencies are Always Welcome!
We will work together to address your oral health, comfort, function, and your aesthetic concerns. Call Parkway Ridge Dental today to schedule an appointment with Dr. Hoffman and his team. Our office, conveniently located on N. Lockwood Ridge Rd. at University Parkway, provides dental care to patients from the surrounding areas of Sarasota, Bradenton, University Park and Lakewood Ranch.
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