Advanced Dental Care of Riverdale
Family & General Dentists located in Bronx, NY
Dental crowns are a versatile treatment that can address a wide range of common dental issues. Crafting beautiful and natural-looking crowns is an area of specialty for Daniel Faiwiszewski, DMD, of Advanced Dental Care of Riverdale in the Bronx area of New York City, New York. If you’d like more information about the process of getting a new crown or are ready to book your procedure, scheduling is fast and easy online or by phone.
Crowns, Bridges and Veneers Q&A
What are dental crowns?
Dental crowns are a restoration treatment that fully covers all visible areas of a tooth. Sometimes known as “caps,” dental crowns provide both restorative and cosmetic benefits.
Some of the uses for a dental crown include:
- To protect a cracked or chipped tooth
- To correct irregularities in the size or shape of a tooth
- To provide structure to a tooth that has had multiple dental treatments
- To anchor a dental bridge
- As the visible portion of a dental implant
- To cover a worn-down or discolored tooth
During your consultation you’ll learn if a dental crown is a good fit for your specific set of needs.
What are dental bridges?
A dental bridge is a treatment that replaces one or several missing teeth. The device consists of one or more false teeth secured to a wire framework. A bridge is affixed to the adjacent natural teeth with two dental crowns. There is also an option that can replace one of your back teeth and only requires one crown.
Once in place, dental bridges cannot be removed outside of a dentist’s office. You simply brush and floss the bridge just like the rest of your teeth to remove food particles, plaque, and bacteria.
Because bridges are secured into place, they usually feel more stable than partial dentures, which simply rest on your gum tissue. Bridges are a more affordable option than dental implants and are a good fit for people who lack sufficient bone tissue to anchor an implant.
What other restorative treatments are available?
Crowns and bridges are popular restoration treatments, but there are other options. If you have a tooth with a relatively small area of decay, inlays and onlays might be a great fit.
These treatments can be made of ceramic, porcelain, or a composite material. They can be shaded to match the color of your natural teeth and are bonded to the area after all traces of decayed tissue are removed.
Partial dentures can strengthen the structural integrity of your bite and also improve the appearance of your smile. These removable devices are designed to fit around your healthy natural teeth and sit directly on the surface of your gum tissue.
If you encounter an infection in the pulp of a tooth, a root canal can eliminate the infection and strengthen your tooth with a custom crown. If you’re searching for a permanent tooth replacement option, dental implants are an outstanding choice that also help preserve bone health.
To explore dental crowns and other restoration treatments, schedule a visit at Advanced Dental Care of Riverdale online or by phone today.