Crowns & Bridges

Many patients think that just because they have damaged, decayed or missing teeth, they will never have a beautiful smile again. We at our practice are here to prove that belief wrong. As your trusted Venice, FL dentist, we’re proud to offer a wide array of cosmetic dentistry procedures in order to get you a bright and healthy smile, no matter how decayed or damaged your teeth may be. Two of the dental treatment options we provide in our Venice, FL office that are guaranteed to revitalize your smile are crowns and bridges.


If you happen to have cracked, damaged or well-worn teeth, crowns can be used to restore your once-healthy smile. Crowns are essentially ‘caps’ that are placed on top of damaged or severely decayed teeth in order to restore their function, strength and appearance. Crowns are designed to work in the same way as natural, healthy teeth and they will protect your teeth from further damage and help preserve their alignment.

We will typically be able to design, fit and place your crowns in two different appointments. Our crowns are made from precious metal, porcelain-pressed (to fused) to metal, or all-porcelain. Our precise color-matching system will allow us to find the perfect shade of porcelain to match with your natural tooth color. After the crown is placed, you’ll just need to take care of it like all of your other teeth; crowns are durable and with proper care, they can even last a lifetime.


If you’ve lost teeth, we can create a fixed permanent bridge to restore your smile. This bridge is used not only to fill the gap of your missing tooth, but also to prevent your remaining teeth from shifting. Bridges can also correct misaligned bites, improve chewing function, and provide more internal structure for your face. A bridge is comprised of three parts: the prosthetic tooth or teeth (also known as a pontic) and the two neighboring crowned teeth (also known as abutment teeth) that are on each side of the missing tooth. These two crowns are placed over your remaining teeth with the prosthetic tooth attached in the middle, covering the gap where the missing tooth was.

Bridges require the same care as your natural teeth; brushing and flossing will protect the bridge and crowns from bacterial growth and decay. Make sure to schedule an appointment with us for professional cleanings and checkups twice a year in addition to a yearly preventative exam.

Contact Your Venice, FL Dentist Today!

If you have any questions about our crowns or bridges, please don’t hesitate to contact us. We’re glad to help you in any way we can. If you’d like to schedule an appointment with us, you can give us a call at (941) 484-3885, or you can fill out our online appointment request form. We can’t wait to help you achieve a beautiful smile once again!

Arthur I. Acker, D.M.D. and Nicole R. Lehninger, D.M.D.

  • Arthur I. Acker, D.M.D. and Nicole R. Lehninger, D.M.D, - 200 Capri Isles Blvd., Venice, FL 34192 Phone: 941-484-3885

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