Crowns and Bridges

Crowns and Bridges

Crowns and bridges are among the most popular dental restorations, offering many benefits. Many residents of the Bay Ridge neighborhood in Brooklyn, New York, rely on Lea Planzos, DMD, MS, Penny Planzos, DMD, MS, and Thomas Planzos, DMD, of Impressive Dental Care for outstanding crowns, bridgework, and other restorations. Call today to book your consultation, and remember that online booking is always available.

What are dental crowns?

Dental crowns are artificial “caps” that completely cover the visible portions of your natural tooth. They offer the chance to protect, strengthen, and beautify your smile with just one treatment, making them a great value.

Getting a dental crown requires careful treatment planning. A dental exam, X-ray, or other imaging procedure helps your dentist determine your restoration’s exact size and shape.

After receiving an injection of numbing medication, a portion of your natural tooth is removed to make room for your crown. Impressions are made to further guide the techs who’ll make your crown.

Dental crowns can be crafted in an off-site dental lab, but Impressive Dental Care also has an in-house milling system called CEREC Omnicam®. This system from Dentsply Sirona creates gorgeous and durable crowns while you wait.

This technology lets you complete the entire dental crown process in just one visit, saving you valuable time.

What kinds of problems can dental crowns correct?

Dental crowns can address many different dental health and cosmetic concerns. Among the reasons your dentist might recommend a crown are:

  • To protect a cracked or broken tooth
  • To provide structure for a tooth weakened by many dental treatments
  • To treat discoloration that can’t be corrected with teeth whitening
  • To anchor a dental bridge
  • To fix a misshapen tooth
  • To protect a worn-down tooth

Dental crowns are also the visible portion of dental implants. As part of an implant, the crown is held in place by a post implanted in your jawbone.

What are dental bridges?

A dental bridge is a treatment that replaces one or more missing teeth. A bridge, also called bridgework, consists of one or more false teeth held in place by a dental crown.

Bridges are affixed dental devices, meaning they can’t be removed outside of a dentist’s office. They’re very durable and are an excellent choice for people who aren’t good candidates for dental implants.

While you can expect to receive many years of wear from a dental bridge, even the best bridgework will need to be replaced eventually. Be sure to factor in that expense when considering your treatment choices.

Call Impressive Dental Care today to schedule a consultation to learn more about crowns and bridges. Fast and easy online booking is also available.