54th Street Dental
General Dentist located in Midtown West, New York, NY
Many people experience chipped, broken, lost, or decaying teeth. This can affect your chewing abilities and discourage you from smiling confidently. At 54th Street Dental, the team offers dependable and restorative crowns and bridges to patients in and around Midtown West Manhattan. Whether you are looking to replace a tooth with a bridge or restore a weakened tooth, 54th Street Dental offers several treatment options. Call the New York City office today or use the online booking tool to set up an appointment.
Crowns and Bridges Q & A
What are dental crowns and bridges?
Dental crowns are often made of porcelain and treat chipped, broken, decayed or worn down teeth. They resemble your own tooth and restore your chewing capabilities and vibrant smile.
Bridges are also made of porcelain, sometimes with a metal base, and replace missing teeth. A gap between teeth can decrease the health of the surrounding teeth, so bridges offer both preventive and aesthetic purposes.
What do crowns and bridges treat?
Both crowns and bridges serve to improve functionality in the mouth, oral health, and also your smile’s appearance. They are normally matched to your tooth’s natural color but can also be made of gold, metal or other ceramic materials.
Crowns can be used to:
- Protect a tooth after a root canal
- Protect a tooth after trauma
- Cover a damaged tooth
- Improve a tooth’s appearance and shape
- Add strength to an existing implant or filling
- Attach a bridge
Bridges are used:
- When a patient has lost a tooth
- To prevent surrounding teeth from moving or rotating
- To limit oral imbalances
- To prevent gum diseases and jaw issues
- To restore a patient’s natural smile
If you think you may need a crown or bridge, schedule an appointment with your dentist at 54th Street Dental.
What can I expect when receiving a crown or bridge?
54th Street Dental works with you to best determine crown or bridge treatment solutions. You can expect one or more appointments when receiving a crown or bridge and the process will be clearly communicated by your dentist.
The first step in the process includes reducing the size of the tooth being treated. This is to allow for a crown or bridge to have enough space to fit the tooth.
Then, an oral impression of your tooth is taken to create the mold. Porcelain crowns and bridges are also precisely matched to your natural tooth shade.
After a dental lab creates the crown or bridge, you return for an appointment to cement the restoration in place. 54th Street Dental also offers comfortable chairs for patients during procedures, as well as options like nitrous oxide or oral sedation to decrease oral sensitivity.
Crowns can last for a long time as long as you practice good oral hygiene and avoid chewing hard foods. If a crown or bridge becomes loose or falls out, you can follow up with your dentist to discuss replacement options.
If you are interested in discussing crown and bridge options, reach out to 54th Street Dental today via phone or use the online booking tool to schedule an appointment.