Dental crowns and bridges offer restoration for missing, broken, or damaged teeth. In short, they’re replacement teeth. Crowns are typically used to replace a single tooth, while bridges can stand in for multiple missing or damaged teeth that are adjacent to one another. Tribeca Dental Studio can help you determine which restoration is the right one for your individual situation. In any case, you can look forward to getting dental crowns or dental bridges in NYC all in one convenient dental office.
Dental crowns are one of the most common and versatile restorative treatments available for patients with a significantly damaged or decayed tooth. These custom “caps” are designed to restore the above-gum portion of the tooth with a lifelike replacement. A crown recreates the natural tooth’s shape, color, strength, and function.
In some cases, the original tooth’s root is also damaged, and you may need an implant to support the crown instead. An implant is a tiny titanium rod, or screw, surgically attached to the periodontal bone to act as a prosthetic root. The best news is, we can handle that in-office too!
When Is a Dental Crown Needed?
What issues call for dental crowns in NYC? The dental crown’s function as part of a healthy bite is straightforward, but reasons for getting one vary to include:
- Restoring a tooth that has lost its function or strength due to decay or trauma
- Replacing a tooth’s natural crown after root-canal treatment
- Anchoring a dental bridge
- Replacing a tooth that is lost due to periodontal disease or trauma
- Improving cosmetic appearance
A dental bridge is a restoration that replaces anywhere from one to four missing teeth in a row along the top or bottom arch. A bridge is often anchored by crowns on the surrounding teeth, but it can also be supported by implants if sufficient bone structure exists for an implant.
Implant-retained bridges are highly recommended where possible, for a couple of reasons:
- They don’t require any natural teeth to be significantly altered.
- Implants provide more stimulation to the jawbone, which helps to prevent bone loss.
When Is a Dental Bridge Needed?
Anytime a few teeth in a row are missing, a bridge may be the best solution. The most common reasons for losing multiple teeth together are decay, gum disease, and dental trauma.
A bridge can also be an alternative to an implant and crown in certain instances of a single missing tooth.
It is important to replace missing teeth because their prolonged absence can cause other problems, including:
- bite or chewing problems
- bone loss
- diastema (gaps) or malocclusion (crooked teeth) due to the remaining teeth shifting over time
You’ll also love the way you look with your restored chompers!
Get Your Whole Treatment in One Location
To consult with an experienced dental and periodontal team about your best course of treatment, book your appointment with Tribeca Dental Studio today. For dental crowns and dental bridges in NYC, nothing beats seeing your whole care team in one office.