Crowns & Bridges in Belleair
A dental crown is a tooth-shaped cap that is placed over a tooth to strengthen it or to repair major structural damage. Crowns can also be used to improve the look of teeth during cosmetic treatment, especially when the teeth also have structural damage that needs to be repaired.
A dental bridge is a series of connected crowns that are used to replace one or more missing teeth.
Dr. Gumm has extensive training in the use of crowns and bridges to repair damaged smiles, including graduate programs in dental restoration and bite alignment at the Society for Occlusal Studies and the Pankey Institute. Dr. Gumm is one of only 600 dentists in the world elected to the American Academy of Fixed Prosthodontics, a prestigious organization that promotes excellence in dental restoration.
Beautiful, Meticulously-Crafted Crowns
Dr. Gumm takes the creation of crowns to the highest level. Every detail of our crowns is custom-designed, fabricated and adjusted by hand. Every crown is made from high-quality dental material and crafted by a specially-trained technician to Dr. Gumm’s exact specifications. Dr. Gumm then tries out of the crown in the patient’s mouth and hand-grinds the material until the bite and contours are perfect. The crown is then glazed, so that the final result very closely resembles natural tooth enamel.
High-Quality Dental Bridges
Dr. Gumm also provides high-quality dental bridges. A dental bridge can be used to replace a missing tooth without the need for surgery. Dr. Gumm ensures that the bridge is structurally sound and aesthetic, and that it blends in perfectly with your smile.
For patients who are looking to replace a missing tooth, Dr. Gumm may also recommend a dental implant, depending on the circumstances. A dental implant is a surgically implanted titanium post that is permanently fixed in the jaw and onto which a beautiful new crown is placed. Dental implants have many advantages and, with proper care, they can last a lifetime.