Could Crowns Or Bridges Help Your Smile?
Learn about crowns and bridges from your Forest Hills dentist!
For many people, getting the smile they want is not as easy as it sounds. Restorative dentistry, however, can help you get your smile back. With help from dental restorations like crowns and bridges, you can fill in your gaps, strengthen your chewing surface and completely renew your smile. Learn more about crowns and bridges with Forest Hills Dental in Forest Hills, NY.
What is a crown?
A dental crown covers or “caps” a damaged tooth to protect it from outside elements and the wear and tear of everyday use. Dentists often use crowns to cover a tooth which has undergone a root canal. However, crowns also protect a damaged tooth, restore the biting surface of a worn tooth, hold a dental bridge in place, improve the appearance of a tooth, cover a dental implant and more.
What is a bridge?
Dental bridges fill in a gap in your smile by replacing it with a prosthetic tooth. The bridge, made up of a prosthetic tooth with dental crowns on either side, attaches to the healthy teeth on both sides of the gap to hold it in place. The surrounding teeth receive the crowns and the bridge tooth lies on top of the gum line in the missing tooth’s socket.
How can bridges and crowns work together to help me?
If you feel as though your smile’s gaps or damaged teeth are dragging it down, you can benefit from crowns and bridges. These restorations help restore the look and functionality of your teeth. Most restorations are made from porcelain and last up to 20 years with the proper care. Brushing twice a day, flossing once and seeing your dentist at least two times a year for regular examinations and cleanings will keep your natural teeth and restorations free of decay-causing plaque and tartar and healthy for years to come.
For more information on crowns and bridges, please contact Dr. Gregory Mark at Forest Hills Dental in Forest Hills, NY. Call (718) 275-9792 to schedule your appointment with Dr. Mark today!