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If you have damaged or missing teeth, dental crowns and bridges can restore your oral health and help you get your smile back. The professional dental team at Family Smile Dental in the Sheepshead Bay and Midwood neighborhoods of Brooklyn, New York City, places these prosthetic devices with expert care and precision. To learn about crowns and bridges and how they can improve your mouth’s function, call the friendly office or use the online booking tool today.

What are crowns and bridges?

What are crowns and bridges?

Dental crowns and bridges are two restoration procedures used to fix your damaged teeth or replace missing ones. Each treatment has a distinct purpose.

Crowns

Crowns are placed over the visible portion of your existing permanent tooth, sitting right above your gum line. They look like your natural teeth and protect your severely damaged tooth that still has healthy roots.

Bridges

A dental bridge covers the gap where you once had a tooth. It uses the two neighboring teeth on each side of the gap as anchors to secure a prosthetic tooth.

If you have more than one missing tooth, you may need a dental implant to secure your bridge.

Am I a candidate for crowns and bridges?

Am I a candidate for crowns and bridges?

A crown might be right for you if you need to:

  • Protect a fragile tooth
  • Replace a large filling
  • Anchor a bridge
  • Cover a worn-down, discolored, or deformed tooth
  • Repair a broken, chipped, or cracked tooth

A bridge offers a reliable solution if you’re missing a tooth or several teeth, especially if dental implants aren’t an option.

Bridges can keep your teeth aligned, help prevent bone loss and shifting teeth, and improve your speech. They can also give you the confidence to smile more.

What is involved in getting crowns and bridges?

The team at Family Smile Dental first performs a comprehensive dental exam to determine the best option for your tooth restoration.

Digital X-rays help the team create your customized crown or bridge to match your natural tooth color and fit perfectly in your mouth.

You may need to come in for several visits — one to prepare your mouth and one to place and permanently bond your restoration in place.

What are the benefits of crowns and bridges?

Crowns and bridges provide function and are aesthetically pleasing. They restore your bite, make your teeth stronger, and prevent your teeth from shifting. They also help your teeth stay aligned, which can help you eat, chew, and talk normally.

To schedule a consultation about crowns and bridges to restore your oral health, call Family Smile Dental and make your appointment or book your visit online.