When a tooth becomes damaged, decayed, or cracked, your dentist in New York, NY may recommend getting a dental crown or bridge to restore it. Crowns and bridges are restorations that dentists use to repair damaged teeth or replace missing teeth.
A crown is a cap that fits over a tooth to restore its shape and size, while a bridge replaces one or more missing teeth. At ToothDocs, both restorations are custom-made for each patient and manufactured from durable materials. Both crowns and bridges can last for many years with proper care.
A crown is a tooth-shaped cap placed over a tooth to restore its shape, size, strength, and appearance. It’s bonded to the tooth using a special adhesive material. Crowns in New York, NY, can be made of various materials, including porcelain, ceramic, metal, or resin. They are most often used to treat teeth that are broken, decayed, or discolored.
A bridge is a fixed dental restoration that replaces one or more missing teeth. Bridges are supported by natural teeth or implants and consist of crowns on each end and one or more artificial teeth in the middle. The crowns fit over the existing teeth or implants on either side of the gap, and the artificial teeth fill the space left by the missing teeth.
When a tooth is missing, the surrounding teeth can shift out of place, causing bite problems, jaw pain, and even TMJ disorders. Replacing the tooth with a bridge can prevent these problems from occurring and improve dental health.
Crowns and bridges offer a second chance at a confident smile, improved oral health, and a better quality of life. To learn more about our dental services, visit one of these ToothDocs locations in New York or call our Roslyn dental office at (516) 625-0088 or our 5th Avenue dental office at (212) 969-9490.