Dental crowns and bridges restore a fully functional set of teeth so you can chew thoroughly and smile with confidence. At All Smiles Dental Care in Hazlet, New Jersey, expert dentist Charanjit Sandhu, DDS, provides custom restorations like crowns and bridges made of color-matched porcelain and other strong materials. Call All Smiles Dental Care or schedule your treatment consultation online today.
Dental crowns are individual caps that fit over teeth or can attach to individual dental implants. One crown can replace or repair a tooth. Otherwise, you can use a crown to alter a tooth’s shape, color, or other physical features. In any case, All Smiles Dental Care designs your crown to fit in among your other teeth with a custom shape and size.
You can get a crown made of:
Gold crowns are made of gold mixed with other metals and are extremely strong and durable.
Porcelain crowns resemble your natural teeth more than any other type. In fact, your dentist can match the color of the porcelain in your crown to the color of the rest of your teeth.
Porcelain fused with zirconia
Zirconia adds strength and durability to porcelain while still allowing you to match your crown to the natural shade of your teeth.
Bridges aren’t quite the same as crowns, but they’re similar. In fact, a crown is part of a bridge. Bridges replace one or more missing teeth, as long as they’re adjacent, with false teeth called pontics. They typically rely on crowns to anchor them in place. You can get a bridge with a single crown, two crowns, or a metal framework that attaches to sturdy teeth.
The processes of getting crowns and bridges are very similar since both treatments involve capping one or more teeth. If you’re getting a crown after a root canal or other treatment for a specific tooth complication, that happens first. Your dentist also takes X-rays, pictures, and impressions of the tooth before and after preparing it by trimming it down.
If you’re getting a crown or bridge in multiple visits, you get a temporary crown or bridge to wear as you wait for your permanent prosthetic. Sometimes, you can get the permanent one the very same day. Once it’s ready, your dentist bonds the device to the prepared tooth using dental cement.
To find out if you can benefit from a custom crown or bridge, call All Smiles Dental Care or book an appointment online today.