Dental Implants with Crowns and Bridges
Crown and bridgework involves the restoration of natural teeth that have been damaged, decayed or lost. Crowns and bridges can correct missing teeth, bite dysfunction and functional or structural problems.
A crown can restore an individual damaged tooth, while a bridge can replace one or more teeth back to its original form and function. These restorations are cemented onto the teeth and are referred to as “fixed” dentistry rather than using a removable appliance or partial denture.
When one or more teeth are missing, the remaining teeth can drift out of position which can lead to a change in the bite, loss of additional teeth, decay and gum disease.
When tooth loss occurs, we may recommend the placement of a bridge. Designed to replace missing teeth and support surrounding teeth, a bridge is a grouping of interconnected crowns. Held in place by two crowns, a bridge can reduce the risk of gum disease, help correct bite issues and even improve speech. If performed by a well trained cosmetic dentist, bridges are effective and durable and can last an excess of 10 years.
How is a bridge constructed? The teeth on each side of the space are prepared to receive crowns. An impression of the area is made. A temporary (or transitional) bridge is formed and fitted in the area. During your next visit (usually a week later), the temporary bridge is removed and the permanent fixed bridge is placed, adjusted and cemented into place. Once the bridgework is permanently cemented, you may again enjoy your favorite foods with confidence. Bridgework allows you to avoid that sunken-in appearance caused by missing teeth and stabilizes that area of the dental arch to give you a more youthful appearance allowing you to smile once more with confidence.
A crown is a prosthetic placed over an existing tooth to create a smoother, cleaner look and enhance strength and durability. When a tooth is fractured, has an outdated filling or is severely damaged by decay, the placement of a crown maybe recommended . Crowns strengthen and protect the remaining tooth structure and can improve the appearance of your smile. Crowns can be porcelain, the porcelain-fused-to-metal or all-metal crown.
New York DMD’s High Tech Crown’s look and functions just like natural teeth. Customized for You they are a great option when the damage or decay is so extensive that filling materials cannot make the tooth strong enough.
The Crowns are most often made of porcelain but can also be made of metal or both to withstand any level of biting forces. These porcelain crowns are carefully matched in color, shape and texture so they cannot be distinguished from your natural teeth. Many people choose porcelain crowns for the healthy, natural appearance and the confidence it gives them.
A Dental Implant is an artificial root made of titanium or zirconium placed in the jaw bone surgically like those in the hip or knee replacements. It is the finest solution to tooth loss addressing almost all complications resulting from that. They preserve bone height preventing facial collapse and support fixed or removable dentition or a single tooth. The fixed crown(s) or bridges supported by dental implants are more stable and feel more like healthy, natural teeth. Dental Implants restores the ability to chew by 100%, prevents adjacent teeth drifting and hence bite changes and TMD, preserves and protects supporting jaw bone and gives back the confidence to smile.
*New York DMD provides all guests with equal, exceptional care, offering conscious sedation for the overly anxious.
Protect your Crown(s) and Implants
Once your crown is in place, make sure the area is brushed well and that you floss below the gum line. While the crown protects your remaining tooth from further decay, you must protect the base of the crown from bacterial growth and gum disease. Regular brushing and flossing as reviewed by your Dr or special trained Hygenist every 6 months will increase the longevity of your crown(s) and Implants.
If you feel your tooth or teeth have been compromised by development, decay or trauma, or you have missing or hopeless teeth-restore your dental health now or ask if you qualify for Dental Implants by making that appointment today at New York DMD.