Crowns and Bridges in Orangeburg, NY
Are damaged or missing teeth taking a toll on your smile? If your teeth aren’t functional or are gone completely, your quality of life may be seriously affected. Broken or decayed teeth are painful and can make it difficult to eat comfortably. If you have missing teeth, you may feel self-conscious every time you smile, and favorite foods may make your gums hurt.
At Premier Dental, we have multiple solutions for the problem of missing or damaged teeth. Two of the most popular and cost-effective options preferred by our patients are crowns and bridges. Thanks to our own in-house lab, we can create your restorations right here, significantly reducing the time you need to wait for your restorations. Additionally, thanks to the iTero digital scanner, we are able to craft your restorations without the need for messy putty and impressions.
Premier Dental is leading the pack when it comes to using new technologies to improve our patients’ lives. Call us today to schedule your appointment.
What Are Dental Crowns?
Dental crowns have been used to stabilize and repair teeth for decades. Originally made of metal, the purpose of crowns was to restore functionality to the tooth, strengthening and supporting it to prevent extraction. Durability was prized over aesthetics.
Today’s crowns are both durable and attractive. Made of materials like porcelain and zirconia, modern crowns are practically indistinguishable from natural teeth. This means that once your crowns are placed, you are able to smile wide and laugh freely without ever having to worry about whether anyone can see your dental work.
What Is a Dental Bridge?
A dental bridge is a row of adjoined crowns that is used to replace one or more missing teeth. Life-like crowns fill in the gaps left by missing teeth, and the piece is held in place permanently by crowns affixed to either the adjacent teeth or dental implants. We are happy to discuss your needs with you to determine which of these options is right for you. A bridge held in place by dental implants is a great way to replace multiple teeth, allowing you to enjoy the benefits of dental implants (click here for more information) while avoiding the cost associated with replacing several teeth.
Caring for Your Restorations
Dental restorations don’t require any additional care beyond the oral home care routine you’ve already worked out with your Premier Dental dentist. Since crowns and bridges are synthetic, they can’t decay in the way natural teeth can; however, without regular brushing and flossing, they can still build up plaque, which can affect your other teeth and lead to gum disease.
Regular check-ups and cleanings every six months at Premier Dental allow us to check the condition of your restorations to make sure they are in great shape and help them stay that way. With regular check-ups and a strong home care routine, your restorations may last a lifetime.
If you are missing teeth or have one or more teeth that are causing you pain, call our office today to schedule an appointment with one of our talented Orangeburg NY dentists to find out if a bridge or crowns can help you.