Dental crowns and bridges are common restorations we use to return form and function to the smile after damage or tooth loss. Both restorative and cosmetic dentistry procedures, dental crowns and bridges are custom-crafted to match your unique oral needs, bite and shade of enamel. Dental crowns and bridges are permanent restorations and with proper care, can serve your smile and oral health for many years to come. As a highly experienced cosmetic dentist, Dr. Robert Carimi combines refined artistic skill with modern dental technology to restore damaged or missing teeth with dental crowns and bridges for Charleston, SC, patients.
We use dental crowns to repair decayed, damaged, misshapen, worn teeth and root canal-treated teeth, and to restore single dental implants. Dental crowns, or “caps,” provide full coverage and protection for teeth to bring proper biting function, appearance and oral health back to your smile. Dr. Carimi works closely with a master ceramist at our partner dental lab to create lifelike dental crowns that feel natural and match your smile perfectly.
Dental bridges are a tooth replacement option that fills gaps in the arch caused by missing teeth. Bridges are made as a series of two or more interconnected dental crowns. The ends of the bridge fit securely over teeth adjacent to the open space. Bridges not only restore proper biting function and esthetics to the smile – they also keep surrounding teeth in place and from drifting into open areas left by tooth loss.
Dental crowns and bridges are fabricated to match the shape, color and height of neighboring teeth. We prepare for dental crown placement by removing decayed or damaged tooth structure and rebuilding internal portions of the tooth with a special buildup material. To place dental bridges, Dr. Carimi removes prepares teeth that will support the bridge by removing a small amount of enamel, which allows the ends of the bridge to fit perfectly over these teeth. For both dental crowns and bridges in Charleston, SC, patients, we take an impression of the area after the teeth are prepared and place temporary restorations for you to wear while our lab custom-makes your new dental crowns or bridge. Once complete, we permanently cement your dental crowns or bridge in place and check your bite for accuracy and comfort.