Dental Crowns and Bridges - Malta, NY
Dental Crowns and Bridges
Replace Damaged or Missing Teeth
If your teeth are damaged or you are missing several teeth in a row, it can be challenging and sometimes even painful to perform everyday activities. In order to restore your mouth to a healthy condition, we can repair teeth with crowns and bridges. Dental crowns and bridges are two of the most common restorative procedures in dentistry and are used to return both aesthetics and function to the smile.
What is a Dental Crown?
A dental crown is a lifelike “cap” that covers a damaged or cracked tooth. After we place a crown over a tooth, it will look seamless in your smile and allow you to bite and chew without discomfort. Dental crowns are commonly used to repair cracks or chips, malformed or broken teeth, restore dental implants and to repair a tooth after a root canal. When preparing a tooth for a crown, we take a digital impression of the area using our intraoral camera and create an ideal tooth replica on a computer. This information is then sent to a trusted dental lab that will create your crown out of lifelike ceramic material. With proper oral care, your dental crown will be a long-term restoration for you.
What is a Dental Bridge?
Dental bridges are a collection of crowns that are used to span the gap of missing teeth. These can be used to replace one or more teeth but need to have abutment teeth (teeth that surround the gap) to attach to. Dental bridges restore aesthetics, biting and chewing function and are permanently cemented on for stability. While a bridge provides similar functions of a natural tooth, it does not stimulate the jaw bone to prevent bone deterioration. Because of this, we recommend replacing bridges with dental implants or having implant supported bridges placed.
Restore Your Beautiful Smile
We take a personal and cosmetic approach when creating dental crowns and bridges so that your smile will be uniquely yours after treatment. Our friendly doctors and knowledgeable staff will work with you to discover your smile goals and create a custom crown or bridge that will look and function just like natural teeth. At our practice, we believe in high-quality, affordable care so you can receive the treatment your smile deserves.