Crowns are dental restorations that make existing teeth whole and stronger, while bridges replace one or more missing teeth. The overall effect also provides a big cosmetic advantage, as your smile will be complete and your teeth well-shaped and uniform looking. We at Leeman Dental are pleased to offer the benefits of crowns and bridges to you, our valued patient.
When a tooth has suffered the effects of tooth decay, becomes chipped or cracked, or has a filling so large that it has caused the tooth to become weak, a crown from our dental office 11021 is the ideal solution. Impressions will be taken and sent to the dental lab so that your crown will be an ideal fit over your existing tooth. Typically, there are two visits required. You will need to come back to have your new crown fitted and then cemented onto your tooth. Today’s crowns, especially for front teeth, are made with tooth-colored material so that they blend in perfectly. A bridge, on the other hand, is a full-tooth restoration. There are various reasons why you may lose teeth, but one thing is for certain, and that is you want to replace them. Not only are missing teeth aesthetically problematic, but your other teeth on that jaw can shift, leading to discomfort and misaligned jaws. A fixed bridge is done by taking impressions at our dental office in 11021 and sending them to the lab, just as with a crown. Your bridge is held in at the gum line by having it cemented to the gums. And in addition, the neighboring tooth on either side of the bridge will be filed down. Anchors are then placed and crowns put on top and cemented to keep the anchors from moving.
There is no reason you have to settle for a smile that is less than you want. Contact our dental office in 11021 and schedule an appointment to come in.