Advanced Dental Care of Shady Road
3040 SW 27th Avenue, Suite 101, Ocala, FL 34471

An Expert Guide To Dental Crowns and Bridges

When it comes to correcting teeth, you have many options. If you want a stronger solution than both cosmetic dentistry veneers and cosmetic dental bonding, then dental crowns and bridges will be best choices for you. Use this helpful guide to decide between crowns and bridges. 

The Real Deal on Dental Crowns

Dental crowns are used to cover a decayed or damaged tooth. They are popular because they enhance the tooth’s appearance, and their strength helps them last a long time. Crowns can be made out of tooth-colored ceramic or porcelain, to look just like natural teeth, as well as gold and metal alloys that are the strongest and best for back teeth. Your family dentist South Ocala can help you choose the best type for you.

Basics about Bridges

While dental crowns cover a tooth, bridges are used to replace one or several missing teeth. If not replaced, the gaps they leave in your smile can cause surrounding teeth to shift and misalign your bite. Bridges are bonded onto the natural teeth or implants around the gap, which serve to anchor them into place. Bridges also come in a variety of materials, including the porcelain or ceramic that can be colored to resemble your natural teeth. Your family dentist South Ocala can recommend the best material based on the location of the bridge, your aesthetic needs, and your budget.

Strong Smile Solutions

According to dental experts, both crowns and bridges can last an entire lifetime with proper care and cleaning. And both are much stronger and more durable than cosmetic dental bonding and cosmetic dentistry veneers. The way to keep in top condition is with good oral hygiene at home and regular visits to the dentist for check-ups, cleanings, and any needed repair.

To learn about our family dentistry practice in South Ocala, call Advanced Dental Care of Shady Road today at (352) 433-4934 or make an appointment.

Advanced Dental Care offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in South Ocala. With 20 affiliated practices throughout Florida, our offices are conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At Advanced Dental Care of Shady Road, we provide most dental services, from basic preventative care and general dentistry to specialized procedures and complete dental reconstruction. We accept most dental insurance plans and offer affordable financial solutions for any budget. Patient satisfaction is our top priority and we strive to provide the exceptional, affordable dental care and personal touch that lead to lasting relationships. A smiling patient is our greatest reward and we look forward to keeping those smiles healthy, beautiful, and bright. Discover an affordable dentist who truly cares at Advanced Dental Care of Shady Road.

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Patient Reviews
I have been going here for a long time and I could not be more happy with Advanced Dental. Starting with just signing in. They always make me feel welcome. The hygienists are great and always handles […]
Gary D.
Dr. Ospina and his staff did a terrific job with the extraction of my tooth in preparation for and implant.
Dale V.
Absolutely love my dental hygienist (Sarah) . She is one of the best that has ever treated me.
Susan L.
Everyone is very friendly and informative!
Lindsay E.
The perio team, Dr. Reddy, Marie,and Jennifer were wonderful and made me feel really comfortable!
Elizabeth V.
Dr. Chan and Melissa are awesome. They are kind,considerate and always have the patient’s well being in mind. They are professional and made my appointment a positive dental experience.
Larry D.
Dr. Torres is a dynamo and my hygenist is professional and friendly.
Patricia P.
I am very pleased and happy that I came to this office. Dr. Chan and his assistants; Melissa, Lese, and Sarah are very nice and are very caring individuals. They are highly skilled and very thorough.
Barbara K.
Courteous service and gentle procedures.
Theresa H.
The staff and Dr Chen stayed open just so they could take care of my daughter. Chloe really made this appointment possible! They were very patient and kind to her. They went out of their way to help […]
Shannon F.
Very friendly and efficient. Prompt service. Didn’t push unnecessary products or procedures
Peter G.
Dr .Chan and his assistant Melissa are an awesome team , they did and still are (in progress) doing a fantastic job on my husband Adam’s teeth. Will recommend Advanced Dental to my friends and […]
Elizabeth W.
Sarah is awesome! She is very knowledgeable and always courteous.
Willie H.
Dr Chan is very patient and professional. Maidelyn is friendly and gave me the instructions I needed to know for my temporary crown.
Dang P.
Very professional staff and the doctors explained all my options and cost before my procedures.
Robert O.
Friendly staff, prompt appointment time, treatment plan explained, scheduling for services easy.
Delaina B.
Jennifer and Melissa are the Best, very Helpful… i Highly recommend this office!
Paula R.
I am so impressed with the friendliness of the staff, and the quality of the doctor’s. In this crazy world, it is really reassuring to find someplace I can trust.
Bonnie E.
Absolutely love Sara she does an amazing job on my teeth- I’m very happy with the service they provide!
Annie B.
I had another great experience having my periodontal maintenance cleaning performed by Sarah. She takes her time to do a very thorough and comfortable procedure. I would definitely recommend Sarah […]
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We Accept Most Insurance Plans!
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We accept most insurance plans and will be happy to help you understand the coverage that you have. We will do our best to see that you receive your maximum insurance benefits for all covered services.

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Office Hours
  • Monday 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Tuesday 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Wednesday 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Thursday 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Friday 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
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  • Phone: (352) 433-4934
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