A dental crown is a kind of restoration that helps protect broken teeth. It is also used in dental implant procedures and dental bridges. Your dentist may recommend a dental crown if one of your teeth has a very large cavity that can no longer be covered by a regular filling.
Dental crowns are shaped like your natural teeth and they cover your tooth and kept securely in place using a special kind of cement. When your tooth is covered with a dental crown, it becomes stronger and its appearance is also improved.
There are several materials used in dental crowns but the best one is porcelain because it looks very natural and more appealing. Gold is best suited for covering the back teeth.
Your dentist may recommend dental bridges if you have several missing teeth. It can take the place of your lost tooth by attaching permanently to a dental implant or to adjoining teeth. For people who do not want dental implants or even dentures, dental bridges can be used to keep neighboring teeth from shifting out of position which could lead to gum disease. Often, bridges are made with gold or porcelain.
With a dental bridge, you will be able to:
- Keep your teeth from moving
- Chew properly
- Smile confidently
- Maintain your face shape
- Improve your overall appearance
If you think you’re a good candidate for a dental crown or bridge, please schedule an appointment by calling our office at (516) 825-3247.