The Benefits of Crowns and Bridges
By Personal Choice Dental
October 05, 2017
Category: Dental Procedures

These restorations can give you back that healthy smile. Find out how!restorative dentistry

Having a healthy smile shouldn’t feel like an impossibility. Of course, if you are faced with damaged or missing teeth then you may be feeling like having beautiful teeth just isn’t in the cards for you. Our Old Bridge, NJ, family dentist, Dr. Anthony Vitale, and periodontist, Dr. Jin Yoo, are here to tell you how dental crowns and bridges might be able to turn this all around.

About Dental Crowns

Most people already know what a dental crown is. Perhaps you already have one or you know someone who has. These restorations are a popular one because they are pretty versatile and can protect a tooth from incurring further damage. A crown is a hollowed out cap that is designed to look like a natural tooth and is custom made to fit over a tooth to protect it.

When are crowns used?

  • If you have a weak tooth that is at risk for further damage

  • If you have a broken or fractured tooth

  • If your tooth has sustained injury

  • If decay is so extensive that a dental filling won’t be able to support the tooth

  • If you have a malformed or severely discolored tooth

  • If you need to support a traditional dental bridge

  • If you need to cover a dental implant

Dental crowns are also made from durable tooth-colored material so that they look just like natural teeth and are strong enough to last several years before needing to be replaced.

About Dental Bridges

Losing a tooth doesn’t have to be the end of the world. If you have an otherwise healthy smile but need to replace one or more teeth in a row then a dental bridge might just be the best way to fill that gap.

Dental bridges are also made from tooth-colored material so no one will be able to tell that you have a false tooth. Bridges are also designed to last several years before needing to be replaced. A dental bridge uses dental crowns to hold the structure in place. You won’t have to worry about removing it to clean it; just treat your new tooth like the rest of your natural smile.

Do you have questions about dental crowns and bridges? Think you might be the perfect candidate for this restorative dentistry? Then call Personal Choice Dental in Old Bridge, NJ, today to schedule your next appointment.