As part of the total service that we provide for you at Cosmopolitan Dental, we want you to feel good about how your teeth look as well as how they feel. At our Midtown Manhattan cosmetic dental office, crowns and bridges give you back your complete smile, enhancing your appearance in the process.
Crowns are versatile restorations. There are many applications where they can be used effectively, such as to reinforce a tooth that has become weakened due to advanced tooth decay and to augment a cracked tooth. Also, when you get root canal therapy, a crown is used to replace the piece of your tooth that had to be drilled away to gain access to the pulp. Crowns can even come in handy to cover a toot that is discolored, stained, misshapen, or crooked. Also, crowns are vital components in the restoration of complete teeth at our Midtown Manhattan cosmetic dental office. A crown is the tooth portion of a dental implant and restores the tooth on either side of a bridge. Porcelain is a popular material for crowns, largely because it is so close to the color of your natural teeth. This is especially true with front teeth. The teeth in the back of your mouth can often benefit better from metal or porcelain fused to metal, in order to stand up better to the force of chewing.
A bridge is a fixed restoration for replacing one or multiple missing teeth. The tooth on either end of the bridge will be drilled down and a crown placed so that the bridge can be anchored securely. It is also cemented at the gum line. The bridge itself will be made at a dental lab from impressions taken at our Midtown Manhattan cosmetic dental office. Porcelain is also very popular for bridges, as you might imagine. Not only does it match the color of your teeth, but porcelain maintains its color for a long time. Once again, metal is often used for bridges located in the back of your mouth. Of course, cosmetic concerns aren’t applicable for those teeth that can’t be seen when you speak, smile, or chew. A bridge can last about 5 to 15 years, maybe even longer with good care and regular checkups.