Different patients have different dental needs and aesthetic goals. Dental crowns and bridges are dental restorations that are used to replace teeth. At Boutique Dental, using a dental crown or bridge, we can restore a damaged tooth, improve a tooth’s appearance, and protect the health of your mouth.
A dental crown covers the entire visible portion of the tooth above the gum line and is the most durable, natural-looking, and comfortable option in restorative dentistry. A dental crown restores the look of the tooth, as well as restores its strength and functionality. A crown can be made of porcelain, gold, or resin and is bonded to the tooth.
A dental bridge consists of a false tooth (or teeth) called a pontic (or pontics) and is attached to the surrounding teeth. Like crowns, bridges are cemented to the natural teeth or implants surrounding the gap. The false tooth (or teeth) is then attached to the crowns covering each side's natural teeth.
Before a dental crown or bridge can be placed, the tooth must be reduced in size to make room for restoration. The dentist may reshape the tooth by filing it down or using dental bonding.
Next, impressions are taken of the teeth, and a restoration model is made. The dentist will place a temporary restoration over the prepared tooth to protect it while the permanent restoration is being completed. The impressions are sent to a dental lab where the repair will be fabricated. Once the restoration is finished, the dentist will place it over the prepared tooth and check for proper fit, bite, and appearance.
In most cases, crowns and bridges can help fix a damaged tooth. However, depending on your needs and aesthetic preferences, one may be better than the other.
A crown is a tooth-shaped cap placed on top of a damaged tooth. Crowns are frequently used to protect a tooth that is worn down or broken or to restore a tooth that has a large filling.
A bridge is like a crown but is used to replace a missing tooth. The bridge is a row of replacement teeth held in place by crowns placed on the teeth on each side of the missing tooth.
Schedule a consultation with Boutique Dental at 68-35 Myrtle Ave, Queens, NY 11385, or call Dentist in Queens, NY at (718) 821-0170 to determine whether a crown or bridge is right for you. We will examine your mouth and work with you to determine which option will best help you meet your needs.