Crowns and bridges help restore the appearance of your smile. Which is right for you? Read below for details.
A crown (also called a “cap”) helps keep what’s left of a damaged tooth and maintains bone health and nerve function.
Crowns are most often used to:
- Restore broken teeth
- Support a tooth that is weakened by a large filling, or several smaller ones
- Rebuild and protect a tooth after a root canal
- Correct a bite
- Improve the appearance of a discolored tooth
- Restore a dental implant
- Provide support for bridgework
If restoring a damaged tooth, Dr. Rubenstein or Dr. Bonaventura will prepare and shape the tooth, take an impression and bite registration and sculpt a temporary crown for you to wear. After fabrication of the crown is completed by one of their superb laboratories, the permanent crown will be cemented to your tooth. Dental crowns can be made of metal, gold, porcelain or ceramic material, or a metal base with a porcelain or ceramic coating. A variety of crowns are available based on your needs and preferences.
A bridge is a fixed device that replaces one or more missing teeth with an artificial tooth. Missing teeth can affect your ability to chew and talk and change the alignment of the teeth and shape of your face. Dental bridges prevent these problems by filling the gap in your smile with an artificial tooth attached to the adjacent natural teeth or dental implants. A dental bridge can be made of metal, porcelain or ceramic material, or a metal base with a porcelain or ceramic coating.
Placing a dental bridge is only one method used to replace missing teeth. Dr. Rubenstein and Dr. Bonaventura are happy to discuss all your treatment options with you and help you understand which options are right for you.
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If you would like to schedule an appointment to meet with our Woodbury dentists and assess whether veneers, Invisalign, restorative dentistry or other cosmetic dental procedures are right for you, call today. Our staff will schedule an appointment and ensure you have time to meet with our doctors. They will evaluate your needs and help you decide the right dental procedures for your needs.