Patients choose our practice because they become part of our dental family. We offer a caring, family-friendly experience that sets us apart from the rest. Our commitment to your oral health and overall well-being drives us to provide the best possible care.
Dental crowns, often referred to as "caps," are custom-made covers placed over damaged or weakened teeth. They serve multiple purposes:
Dental bridges are prosthetic devices used to replace one or more missing teeth. They consist of:
Replacing missing teeth is essential for several reasons:
With proper care and maintenance, dental crowns and bridges can last 10-15 years or even longer.
No, you can continue to enjoy your favorite foods. However, it's advisable to avoid extremely hard or sticky foods that could damage or dislodge your restoration.
Maintain good oral hygiene by brushing, flossing, and attending regular dental checkups. This will help extend the lifespan of your crowns and bridges.
Our experienced dentists will assess your dental condition and recommend the most suitable option for your needs during a consultation.
Choosing between a dental implant and a bridge depends on your specific needs. A dental bridge is a non-surgical solution that uses adjacent healthy teeth to support an artificial tooth. In contrast, a dental implant involves surgery to place a titanium post in the jawbone, offering a natural look and preserving adjacent teeth.
Implants stimulate bone growth, prevent bone loss, and can last a lifetime with proper care. They provide a more natural appearance, function, and durability than bridges. While implants require a healing period and may be costlier, they offer long-term value and better overall oral health. Consult with your dentist at Gold Coast Dental to make the best choice for your smile.
Dental insurance coverage for crowns and bridges varies by plan and provider. Typically, both crowns and bridges are covered when deemed medically necessary, such as to restore damaged teeth or replace missing ones for functional reasons. Coverage details, including the percentage covered and any deductibles or maximums, differ among plans. Cosmetic crowns may have limited or no coverage.
To understand your specific coverage, review your policy or contact your insurance provider. Gold Coast Dental can assist in determining medical necessity and navigating insurance processes, ensuring you make informed decisions about your dental care.