Ronald Hawk DDS Cosmetic Dentistry in Boca Raton, FL

Bridges, Crowns and ImplantsOptions for Restoring Damaged or Missing Teeth without Dentures

If restorative treatment is necessary, it is important to Dr. Hawk that the patient understands all of the treatment options. In addition to our patient's comfort, restoring a healthy look and feel of your teeth is our greatest concern. We use the finest material available in our restorations, which allows us to duplicate the color and contours of the teeth.

Our crowns, bridges and implants come with a 10 year warranty!


Crowns are all ceramic, or porcelain and gold. A crown replaces a portion of tooth normally covered by enamel. It can cover and support a tooth with a large filling when there isn't enough tooth left. It can be used to attach a bridge, protect a weak tooth from breaking or restore one that is already broken. A crown is a good way to cover teeth that are discolored or badly shaped. It is also used to cover a dental implant.


If you are missing one or more teeth, you may notice a difference in chewing and speaking. There are options to help restore your smile, including fixed and removable bridges, which replace missing teeth. Sometimes called a fixed partial denture, a bridge replaces missing teeth with artificial teeth, looks great, and literally bridges the where one or more teeth may have been. The restorations can be made from gold, alloys, porcelain or a combination of these materials and is bonded onto surrounding teeth for support.


A dental implant is an artificial tooth root that a periodontist places into your jaw to hold a replacement tooth or bridge. Implants are fused to the bone for stability and prevent the bone loss and gum recession that often accompanies bridgework and dentures. Made of titanium and other materials that are well suited to the human body, implants are an ideal option for people who have lost a tooth or teeth due to periodontal disease, an injury, or other trauma.

Dental implants can:

  • Replace one or more teeth without affecting bordering teeth
  • Support a bridge and eliminate the need for a removable partial denture
  • Provide support for a denture, making it more secure and comfortable
  • Help preserve the jawbone to prevent the appearance of premature aging
  • Are placed/restored in the doctor's office with minimal discomfort
  • Have a 95% success rate; in the very rare case of implant failure, replacement is free
  • Never develop decay
  • Never require root canals
  • Can completely eliminate the need for a denture
  • Can help people of any age

If you have been using dentures, dental implants will be a great improvement in the quality of your daily life. Not only do dental implants look and feel like your own teeth, they will also allow you to once again speak and eat with comfort and confidence. Dental implants are secure and offer freedom from the bothersome clicks and wobbles, chewing difficulties and messy pastes and glues of dentures.

The success rate of dental implants is highly predictable. They are an excellent option for tooth replacement. Dental implants look and feel so natural, you may forget you ever lost a tooth.


To find out how Dr. Hawk can restore your smile, contact Hawk Dental Artistry today to schedule a complimentary cosmetic consultation.