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By Forest Hills Dental
November 09, 2017
Category: Dental Procedures

Find out how crowns and bridges could replace your missing tooth or teeth.restorative dentistry

Are you dealing with damaged or missing teeth? If so, you want a dentist you can trust, right? Turn to our Forest Hills, NY, cosmetic dentist Dr. Gregory Mark to help restore your smile the proper way. If you’ve been looking for more information and insight into getting crowns and bridges then you’ve come to the right place. We are here to tell you everything you might ever want to know about crowns and bridges.

What are crowns?

These tailor-made hollow restorations are designed to look like a natural crown of a tooth and they are cemented over a tooth to secure it in place. In order for a crown to be placed, the tooth will need to be prepped. This requires our Forest Hills, NY, dentist to prepare the tooth so that the crown can fit over it.

A crown is a great option for teeth that have been damaged by trauma, infection or decay. A crown is often placed over a tooth that has recently undergone root canal treatment. Of course, a crown can also be used for cosmetic purposes as well. If you have a badly disfigured or discolored tooth a crown may be a better approach for giving you back that beautiful appearance.

Lastly, crowns can also be used to support a dental bridge or to cover a dental implant.

What are bridges?

A dental bridge is placed when there are one or more missing teeth in a row. The bridge requires that the teeth on both sides of the gap are strong enough to support a dental crown. Once the crowns are placed over your teeth the false teeth can then be secured to the crowns to fill that gap.

How long do they last?

While these restorations are durable they don’t always last forever; however, if you maintain good oral hygiene and care for your restoration properly they could last for up to 10 years or more before needing to be replaced.

If you want to improve the health and appearance of your smile then you’ve come to the right place. Let the cosmetic dentistry team at Forest Hills Dental provide your smile with the care it needs to shine. Call our Forest Hills, NY, dental office for an appointment.

By Forest Hills Dental
November 08, 2016
Category: Dental Procedures

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 dental crownsback. 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!

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