A complete smile filled with whole, strong, great-looking teeth is everyone’s goal. And here at Fifth Avenue Dental Associates, we make it a priority to help you achieve it. And with crowns and bridges, there are a variety of applications that can be of use to you.
A crown is made out of porcelain or porcelain baked to metal or even ceramic. It is fastened to your existing tooth to augment it if it has been weakened by tooth decay. Or it can be used to cover a tooth that is aesthetically displeasing, such as when it is discolored, misshapen, chipped, or cracked. And after root canal therapy, for example, a crown will restore your tooth back to its full and functional size. Our Dyker Heights dentist will take impressions and send them to the dental lab, where your crown will be fashioned. It will then be cemented to your tooth. When you’re missing one or more teeth, a bridge, either a fixed or removable one (also called dentures), will give you back your full smile. You will be able to chew and speak with confidence. And with a fixed bridge, there is yet another use for crowns. The bridge, in addition to being cemented to your gums, is also attached to the neighboring tooth on either side. To do so, the teeth are filed down. Anchors are then added. And crowns are cemented over the anchors for a secure hold. Removable bridges do not require the loss of any nearby tooth material. Our Dyker Heights dentist can have you wearing your new bridge in about a month, start to finish.
Schedule an appointment to come in and see our Dyker Heights dentist for a crown or a bridge. Don’t settle for a less-than-ideal set of teeth. It’s not at all difficult to improve them.