Dental Crowns &
Bridges In Stuart, FL

Dental Restorations Designed Just for You

At Fresh Family Dental, we want you to feel comfortable and confident in your smile. If you have missing or damaged teeth, we can restore them with dental crowns or bridges.

Dr. Burke features these natural-looking dental restorations to fit in with your unique smile. Made of porcelain material that blends seamlessly with your natural teeth, our dental crowns and bridges will help you smile without hesitation again.

See how our dental crowns and bridges in Stuart, Jensen Beach, and surrounding areas are helping patients live happier with improved dental health.

Natural Dental Crowns

A dental crown is a cap that Dr. Burke attaches to a damaged tooth, restoring its normal function. Your crown is custom-made to look like the shape and size of your natural teeth and we’ll match the color as well.

We typically offer dental crowns to patients who need to restore a tooth’s function or enhance their appearance. Either way, our team will always ensure that your new crown meets your smile needs.

Are You a Candidate for a Dental Crown?

Dental crowns can be used for many reasons. Dr. Burke will offer crowns to patients who are looking to:

  • Strengthen a tooth after root canal therapy
  • Reshape or lengthen a tooth
  • Whiten the appearance of a tooth
  • Protect a cracked or broken tooth
  • Support a dental bridge
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Can I Replace Gold or Metal Crowns with a Porcelain Crown?

Though we generally recommend against replacing crowns too often, we can safely switch out your gold or metal crown for a more attractive porcelain one. 

Porcelain crowns are typically much more preferred than gold or metal crown. With porcelain, we’re able to match it directly with the color of your natural teeth so others won’t even know that you have a dental restoration.

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Understanding the Dental Crown Process

  1. Consultation: Scheduling a consultation with Dr. Burke for your dental crown treatment is first. At this appointment, he’ll review your dental health and examine your tooth to make sure a dental crown is your best option.
  2. Preparation: If Dr. Burke determines that a crown is an ideal way to fix your tooth, we can schedule the procedure right away. It takes two office visits to complete the process. During your first procedure visit, we’ll give you a local anesthetic and reshape the affected tooth so the crown will have a snug fit. 
  3. Customizing Your Crown: Once your tooth has been prepared, Dr. Burke will take a 3D impression of your tooth to make sure the crown fits properly. While the crown is being crafted by our dental lab, we’ll give you a temporary crown to keep your mouth protected until your next appointment.
  4. The Final Placement: When your crown is ready, we’ll call you back to the office so Dr. Burke can place your brand-new crown. You’ll get to leave our office with a crown that enhances your entire smile!
Can I Whiten My Dental Crown?
What Should I Do If My Crown Has Been Damaged?

Can I Whiten My Dental Crown?

Dental crowns are resistant to staining, but that also makes it impossible to whiten them. If you’d like to get your teeth whitened, we recommend doing so before receiving your crown. Then, your dental crown can be color-matched to your new shade.

If you notice that your natural teeth are becoming discolored, Dr. Burke can still whiten them, but your crown will remain the same color.

What Should I Do If My Crown Has Been Damaged?

If you notice your crown is damaged, call our Stuart office at (772) 905-3655 so we can schedule an examination. 

Dr. Burke will need to determine how severe the damage is to your crown. If he sees that the dental crown needs to be repaired, he can quickly do so. However, if you’ll need to get a replacement crown, Dr. Burke will take new impressions of your tooth and have a new crown made for you.

Replace Teeth with a Dental Bridge

If you have a missing tooth, a dental bridge will restore your ability to eat and speak comfortably. A bridge contains one or more prosthetic teeth called pontics and they’re held in place by dental crowns on each end of the gap. 

A dental bridge will restore your ability to eat and speak comfortably, are completely safe, and improve the health of your entire mouth. They’re a great dental restorative treatment to complete your smile and boost confidence.

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How Long Will a Dental Bridge Last?

How Long Will a Dental Bridge Last?

Dental bridges can be expected to last for 10 years or even longer depending on the level of care they receive. Daily brushing and flossing, as well as regular checkups with Dr. Burke, will help extend the life of your bridge. 

When it comes time to replace your bridge, simply just give our Stuart office a call. The replacement process can be completed in just one visit and you won’t have ever need to worry about being toothless again.

How the Dental Bridge Process Works

After your consultation, Dr. Burke will begin by placing two dental crowns after preparing your teeth to support your bridge. Just like a dental crown treatment, we’ll make impressions of your teeth and provide you with a temporary bridge to wear until your permanent one is ready.  

As soon as our dental lab creates your natural-like bridge, you can return to our office for placement. Dr. Burke will ensure proper fit by making any necessary adjustments before fixing it in place. Now you’ll be ready to enjoy your brand-new smile.

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What’s the Difference Between a Temporary and Permanent Dental Bridge?

What’s the Difference Between a Temporary and Permanent Dental Bridge?

You’ll receive your temporary bridge at the end of your first appointment after your teeth have been prepared. The temporary bridge protects your mouth while the permanent bridge is being made by our dental laboratory so you don’t have to live without a complete smile.

Once your permanent bridge is customized for you, we’ll dispose of the temporary bridge after placing the new, permanent one.

An Advancement with Implant-Supported Bridges

If you want to replace two or more missing teeth that are next to one another with a more secure, sturdy solution, Dr. Burke may recommend an implant-supported bridge. Instead of fastening your bridge to dental crowns like a traditional bridge, an implant-supported bridge is secured using dental implants

While both are great options, traditional bridges and implant-supported bridges do have their differences. Implant-supported bridges take longer to place because they require a dental implant to be surgically fixed. This will be followed by a few months of recovery time as your body adjusts to the implant. 

Since implant-supported bridges are designed to act as a natural tooth root, they help strengthen your jawbone, fill out your facial appearance, and protect the gapped areas of your mouth from oral infection. During a consultation, Dr. Burke can help you decide if this advanced option is right for your smile.

Repairing & Caring For Your Bridge

If your bridge has been damaged or broken, call our Stuart office right away at (772) 905-3655

so we can schedule an appointment to fix it. You’ll need to come in so Dr. Burke can examine your dental bridge and make any adjustments or repairs.

To maintain a strong and successful bridge, brush twice a day, floss, and use an antiseptic mouthwash daily to help prevent tooth decay and gum disease. Continue to schedule your biannual exams and cleanings so our team remains on top of your oral health. Additionally, always be sure to follow a balanced diet for proper nutrition.

Are Dental Bridges Covered by Insurance?

Are Dental Bridges Covered by Insurance?

Most dental insurance plans cover at least a portion of the cost of a dental bridge. Each provider is different and you should always confirm with them before moving forward with treatment 

If you don’t have dental insurance, we offer a membership plan without any limits, waiting periods, or third party headaches encountered with traditional dental insurance. We also offer convenient financing through CareCredit, a third-party provider who helps patients pay for their treatment.