Bridges and crowns are fixed prosthetics that stay in your mouth indefinitely to balance your bite or strengthen weak teeth. At All Bright Dental in Mamaroneck, New York, and Stamford, Connecticut, Gennadiy Kravets, DMD, and his team design custom crowns and bridges using quality materials that last for years. To find out if you need a bridge or crown, book an appointment by phone or online at All Bright Dental today.
Dental crowns are caps that cover prepared teeth and are made to look and function just like the tooth in its full, natural form. If you break a tooth, get a root canal, or need a tooth to attach to a dental implant, you can add a crown to restore your smile.
The team at All Bright Dental makes custom crowns from all metal, all ceramic, and ceramic on metal. Your dentist helps you choose the right kind based on the location of the tooth and how much force it undergoes when you bite down. Ceramic crowns look like your natural teeth in color, but metal crowns are stronger.
If you’re getting a crown to protect a natural tooth, your dentist reduces the tooth’s size before making the crown. If you’re getting a crown for an implant, your dentist designs it to fit over the abutment piece.
Bridges are similar to crowns in that they often include crowns as anchors. A bridge is a device used to replace one or more missing teeth. It includes two crowns: one for each tooth on the sides of the gap. It also includes one or more prosthetic teeth to fill the gap.
The team at All Bright Dental makes crowns using ceramic and porcelain materials. Ceramic and porcelain can both be matched to the shade of your remaining healthy teeth so your bridge blends in with your smile.
To make your crown or bridge, the team at All Bright Dental doesn’t need to take impressions of your teeth. Instead of using putty, they take 3D images of your teeth and send them to the laboratory.
Using the 3D images, the team crafts your dental appliance using metal, ceramic, or porcelain. If you opt for ceramic or porcelain prosthetics made to look like natural teeth, your dentist may recommend getting a whitening treatment beforehand so that your teeth and the bridge or crown look bright and new once your smile restoration is complete.
To find out if a crown or bridge could improve your oral functioning, call All Bright Dental or book an appointment online today.