Best Cosmetic Dentistry in Forest Hill, NY

Crowns and Bridges
Forest Hills, NY

Custom dental crowns and bridges are two of the most utilized restorations within the cosmetic dentistry arena for broken or missing teeth. Each plays a unique role when it comes to maintaining natural biting and chewing, but they’re also designed to offer aesthetic advantages that impact your smile’s appearance.

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Whether you require cosmetic dentistry for missing teeth, dental implants, or crowns and bridges in place of your teeth, Forest Hills Dental home restores one tooth at a time to bring back your dazzling natural smile.

If you have a tooth or teeth that have been severely damaged, pulled, knocked out, or fallen out, a repair or replacement is necessary to maintain your oral health. There are a few options when it comes to repairs and replacements to your natural teeth, such as dental crowns, and which choice is right for you will depend on a few different factors.

If you have a missing tooth or teeth, or if you have a damaged tooth, reach out to Forest Hills Dental so Dr. Gregory Mark can take a look. He is an expert with dental crowns and bridges in Forest Hills, NY, and has been performing these services for decades.

Don’t wait if your tooth is stained, missing, or damaged. Learn about dental crowns and bridges by scheduling an appointment with us! Our office is located in Forest Hills, New York. Call today!

Forest Hills, NY Crowns and Bridges: Restoration and Replacement

It’s imperative to have a missing or damaged tooth restored by either dental crowns or bridges. Below are some of the main reasons why you need a repair or replacement:

  • Bite support: If you have a damaged or missing tooth, it can be difficult to bite and chew with your existing teeth. Dental crowns, dental implants, or other replacement methods will provide you with the support you need to restore all the oral functions.
  • Avoid additional oral health issues: Having missing teeth can lead to teeth migration, crowding, crookedness, and other problems. With a broken tooth, you risk infection and decayed teeth. Repairs and replacements, such as dental crowns, help to maintain your oral health and avoid further damage.
  • Appearance: If you have a missing or damaged existing teeth, it can affect your self-esteem, social and professional functioning, mood, and confidence. Crowns will return your full smile so you can charm everyone with a dazzling dentition!

What are Dental Crowns?

Dental crowns (also known as “dental caps”) are tooth repair prosthetics that replace the crown of a patient. These prosthetics sit on top of your natural teeth that have been reshaped. With crowns, you lower the risk of further damage, decayed teeth, and if treated in time – the need to insert dental implants, along with other oral health issues. Dental crowns also provide additional support for biting and chewing.

Crowns are often made with a durable ceramic material that can closely match the appearance of your  teeth. If same-day dental crowns are not an option, your dentist will utilize cosmetic dentistry to fill missing teeth after an injury or root canal with a temporary crown before the permanent crown is ready.

Temporary Crown

A temporary crown is a cap that is tooth-shaped acting as a shield for your teeth or dental implants before placing on the permanent crown. In addition, the temporary crown looks more aesthetically pleasing than a gap in your dentition!

Keep in mind that a temporary crown is less resistant and durable than the permanent crown. For those reasons, your dentist will provide you with instructions on how to care for your temporary crown, which might include being extra careful when flossing or chewing hard foods. A temporary crown can usually be placed for about 3 weeks.

Permanent Crown

A temporary crown is just that – temporary. After a few days or weeks your dental home will reach out to have you come in for your dental restoration – a permanent crown placement. A permanent crown beautifully imitates natural teeth and perfectly sits on your dental implants or treated teeth, such as after a root canal. While usually performed for damaged, decayed, or missing teeth, cosmetic dentistry utilizes a permanent crown placement for a discolored or stained tooth or teeth as well.

A modern permanent crown should last around 15 years before it needs to replace missing teeth. At Forest Hills Dental, your dental crowns will serve you for a very long time!

Do I Need a Dental Crown?

There are a few reasons why you will need to have a dental crown placed. Some of these include:

  •       Large cavities
  •       Decayed teeth
  •       Weak tooth
  •       Discolored or stained tooth
    •       Broken or cracked teeth
    •       Root canal treatment
    •       Severe wear or enamel erosion

For certain forms of treatment (such as root canal therapy), a full dental crown may not be needed. Other times, though, a crown may be placed to provide additional support for a tooth that has undergone root canal treatment.

Are Dental Crowns Right for A Discolored or Stained Tooth?

A discolored or stained tooth may result from a wide array of reasons, including the foods we consume, improper oral hygiene, or genetic predispositions. While teeth can, in many cases, benefit from professional whitening treatments, sometimes a discolored or stained tooth or teeth may not respond to bleaching, or patients are advised against using these chemical agents that ought to provide a pearl white smile. In those cases, crowns may become the only option to treat those discolored or stained teeth.

Same-Day CEREC Crowns in Forest Hills, New York

While traditional crowns require multiple trips to place and a few weeks to craft, same-day CEREC dental crowns can be placed immediately.

The CEREC dental crowns’ process involves Dr. Mark taking a virtual impression of the tooth and then milling a ceramic crown in the same visit. Once the crown has been milled, Dr. Mark will be able to place the permanent dental crown. This makes CEREC dental crowns quick, convenient, and simple.

Dr. Mark will also make sure to match the color of the material, so your CEREC crown will fit perfectly with the rest of your smile! Modern and convenient dental crowns are the embodiment of innovative dentistry.

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Dental Bridges in Forest Hills NY

Another form of dental crowns, a dental bridge, is a prosthetic that is intended to replace one or more missing teeth. These restorations look very similar to natural teeth and provide a similar level of support. Dental bridges are an excellent option for patients that cannot afford or are not good candidates for dental implants.

The placement of a dental bridge involves the reshaping of a natural tooth or teeth on one or both sides of the gap (depending on where the bridge is being placed). A dental crown or dental crowns are placed on the reshaped tooth or teeth. This bridges the gap and creates the appearance of a full smile.

Dental bridges are great not only for aesthetic reasons but also for practical reasons. They help with bite strength, and they assist with preventing teeth migration.


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Dental Implant Bridges in Forest Hills NY

While dental bridges are often used as an alternative to dental implants, the two can actually be combined to create an implant bridge (or fixed implant bridge). For this process, Dr. Mark will install implants to hold the dental bridge in place. This provides additional support and allows for the installation of one prosthetic instead of a series of individual dental crowns.


It’s important to take care of your teeth and gums after dental crowns or bridges have been placed. This is especially so if the damage that led to the placement of a dental crown or bridge was caused by poor oral healthcare.

While dental crowns and bridges are prosthetics, the tooth underneath a crown and the teeth around them are still natural. Because of this, they are still susceptible to tooth decay. The surrounding gums can also still develop gum disease. Make sure to brush and floss around the dental crowns every day, twice a day. You may consider investing in a water flossing system.

If you grind or clench your teeth at night, Dr. Mark will suggest a night guard to ensure the safety of the dental crowns or bridges, along with your healthy teeth.


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Comprehensive Crowns and Bridges Forest Hills NY Treatment

If you have a missing or damaged tooth, it’s extremely important to have the issue addressed as soon as possible. The longer you put off the repair or replacement, the higher the chances of additional issues forming becomes. If you don’t repair a damaged crown, it can lead to tooth decay and infection. It also can lead to more damage to the tooth.

If you wait too long to replace a missing teeth, the teeth will begin to shift and migrate. This, in turn, will lead to additional oral health issues. It will become more difficult to brush and floss, which can lead to disease and tooth decay.

Make sure you schedule an appointment as soon as possible to repair a broken tooth or replace a missing tooth or teeth.

Are There Other Options?

For a dental crown, there generally is no other option. If the damage isn’t severe, a dental veneer or even bonding may be recommended. Once the damage is bad enough, though, a crown is the only option besides extraction.

You may have the option to have a dental implant or implants placed instead of a bridge, but that will depend on the integrity of your jawbone and other factors. Dr. Mark will suggest the best repair method to meet your needs.

Why Choose Our Forest Hills Dental Practice for Dental Crowns and Bridges?

With over 30 years of experience in the industry, Dr. Mark is able to provide the highest quality dental repair services available. Whether you have a missing or damaged tooth, or multiple missing teeth, Dr. Mark will determine the best treatment method and expertly repair or replace the tooth or teeth.

Forest Hills Dental believes that everyone deserves high-quality dental care, regardless of income level or background. We will work with you to find the right payment option for your treatment.

If you need dental crowns and bridges, our staff at Forest Hills Dental in Forest Hills, NY cares about our patients, and we treat them like family. We promise to provide you with excellent service with a smile!

Affordable Crowns and Bridges in Forest Hills, NY

The placement of a dental crown or dental bridge is necessary to ensure your ongoing oral health. If you have dental insurance, we’ll work with your insurance company to get you the best rate possible for the procedure you require. If you don’t have insurance, we will work with you to find the right payment option to receive the care you need.

General Services

While accidents happen, many oral healthcare issues can be avoided with proper maintenance. This includes brushing, flossing, and rinsing twice a day, every day. It also includes visiting Forest Hills Dental every six months for a cleaning and checkup provided by Dr. Mark.

During your teeth cleaning, Dr. Mark will remove plaque and tartar buildup, and he will expertly clean your teeth with professional equipment. He will examine your teeth, gums, and jawbone to ensure you are healthy. If he finds any tooth decay, disease, or damage, he will diagnose the problem and put a plan in place to address the concern. This may include the placement of a dental crown or dental bridge.

X-rays are an important part of the diagnostic process, and Dr. Mark may perform x-rays during your visit. Our x-ray equipment is extremely safe, so there is no need to worry.

We understand that some patients haven’t been to the dentist in a while. That’s okay! We are happy to provide you with a cleaning and checkup—even if it’s been a while since your last appointment.

If you have any questions about x-rays, cleanings, checkups, dental crowns, and bridges, or any other dental services, reach out to Dr. Gregory Mark, an expert dentist in Forest Hills, NY.

Schedule Your Crowns and Bridges Consultation Today!

If you have a missing or damaged tooth and wanted to learn more about crowns and bridges, contact our Crowns and Bridges Forest Hills dental office. We will schedule an appointment for Dr. Mark to examine the tooth or the gap between your teeth. He will then put together a treatment plan and repair or replace the missing tooth or teeth.

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Forest Hills
102-10 66th Rd Ste 1D Forest Hills Queens, NY 11375
(718) 275-9792
  • Monday: 10:00 am – 7:00 pm
  • Tuesday: 10:00 am – 7:00 pm
  • Wednesday: 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
  • Thursday: 9:00 am – 7:00 pm
  • Friday: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
  • Saturday: 8:00 am – 1:00 pm
  • Sunday: Closed
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