Crown & Bridge: Which Option Is Best For You?


If you're missing one or more teeth, you may be considering a dental crown and bridge. This restorative treatment has many benefits, including the fact that it can improve your chewing function, prevent facial sagging, and boost your smiling and speaking confidence.

What is a dental crown and bridge?

Made from porcelain materials, a dental crown is a "cap" that covers an existing tooth to restore its shape, size, and strength. A dental bridge is made up of two or more connected crowns that "bridge" the gap created by one or more missing teeth.

Who is a candidate for this treatment?

If you're considering a dental crown and/or bridge, it's important to first consult with a dentist to see if you're a candidate. In general, good candidates for this treatment have the following:

  • Good oral hygiene habits
  • Minimal tooth decay or gum disease
  • Adequate bone support
  • Realistic expectations

How long do these restorations last?

With proper care, your dental crown and bridge can last for many years. In fact, with the advances in dental technology, it's not uncommon for these restorations to last a lifetime!

How do I care for my dental crown and bridge?

It's important to brush and floss your teeth twice a day and visit your dentist regularly for professional cleanings and checkups. Additionally, avoid chewing on hard foods (ice, candy, etc.), as this can damage your restoration.

If you're considering a dental crown and/or bridge, call Craig H. Etts, DDS in Plantation today!


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  • Replace one or more missing teeth
  • Strengthen a weak or damaged tooth
  • Restore full chewing function & eat the foods you love again
  • Speak and smile with renewed confidence
  • Enjoy restorative benefits for 10 years or more!


Crown & Bridge: Which Option Is Best For You?

With incredible efficiency and beautiful esthetics, all of your 32 natural teeth are designed to help you chew and smile with incredible efficiency and confidence. At Craig H. Etts, DDS, we’re thrilled that crowns and bridges were invented so that we can fully restore damaged and missing teeth to their maximum beauty and performance

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With incredible efficiency and beautiful esthetics, all of your 32 natural teeth are designed to help you chew and smile with incredible efficiency and confidence. At Craig H. Etts, DDS, we’re thrilled that crowns and bridges were invented so that we can fully restore damaged and missing teeth to their maximum beauty and performance

Sometimes, as a dentist in Plantation, we can use crowns and bridges to prevent damage, more extensive and costly dental work, and even tooth loss. 

For example, we run the risk of nerve damage if a larger filling deteriorates. This could even fracture the root. Every high-risk tooth needs preventive treatment to save you money and time … and the tooth itself! 

What is a crown? 

A crown (sometimes called a cap) can be made of stainless steel, gold, porcelain… They’re strong and generally last for about 10 years or longer if you take good care of them by keeping your usual, regular homecare routine.