Broken teeth, cracked teeth, decayed teeth, and missing teeth are all common dental problems.
Fortunately, there are some great restorative options to get your smile back on track. Modern dental crowns and bridges are made of materials that both bring back your natural-looking smile and allow you to keep eating the foods that you love.
You can get these services at the dental offices of George A. Hoop, DDS. To make an appointment at either our Naples or Fort Myers, FL locations, call 239-734-7737.
What a Crown Is
A dental crown is a replacement for the natural crown of your tooth. The crown is the part that is visible outside your gumline.
In the past, many crowns were made of metal. These were good at restoring the function of a tooth, but they could also be distracting when you spoke or smiled. Modern crowns are made with durable, lifelike materials.
When you get a crown at either of our offices, you can feel confident that it will restore the function of your tooth and the natural appearance of your smile.
Crowns are used to repair teeth that are decayed, broken, and chipped. Crowns can be used for cosmetic purposes as well to change the appearance of short or misshapen teeth.
And if you are missing a tooth, your crown can be added to a dental implant to fill the gap in your smile.
What a Bride Is
If you are missing one or more teeth, we can custom-design a dental bridge to fill the empty space in your smile.
These bridges are built to bring back your smile, and they restore your ability to eat and speak naturally. Bridges are made by fusing crowns together.
Traditional bridges are bonded to nearby teeth. To do this, however, we first need to remove some enamel from healthy teeth so they can provide support for your bridge.
Another option that does not require changing healthy teeth is an implant-supported bridge. By building a foundation with implants, your bridge can be even more secure and stable.
Keeping You Comfortable
Many patients with the problems described above also feel anxious about getting restorative dental care. After all, this treatment is more involved than a dental cleaning and exam.
Fortunately, you will be in the hands of Dr. Hoop, who has more than 25 years of experience helping patients. In that time, he’s also completed many hours of continuing education at places like the world-renowned L.D. Pankey Institute.
You also can count on our team of compassionate and caring professionals. We will do everything we can to keep you comfortable.
That includes dental sedation. We also offer both inhaled sedation (laughing gas) and oral sedation to help you relax and to assure you will remain pain-free while getting your crown or bridge. We’ll be happy to answer any questions you have about these options.
Bring Back Your Smile
If you have damaged or missing teeth, Dr. Hoop can help you find the right solution for you. Call 239-734-7737 today or contact us online to set up an appointment at our offices in Naples or Fort Myers, FL.