Chipped, cracked, or decaying teeth can increase your risk of serious oral health problems. At Marvel Dental in Clifton, New Jersey, cosmetic dentist Anna Gazu, DMD, and her experienced team offer dental crowns and bridges to restore your teeth and perfect your beautiful smile. Schedule an appointment with Marvel Dental by phone or book online at the first sign of tooth damage or decay.
Crowns are tooth-colored caps made of porcelain or other dental materials that fit over your natural teeth to improve their strength and appearance. Your dentist might recommend a crown if you have a tooth that’s decaying, chipped, cracked, discolored, or misshapen.
Bridges fill in gaps left by missing teeth. They consist of two crowns with an artificial tooth in between or multiple artificial teeth attached to dental implants. You might choose a bridge if you have one or more missing teeth and desire an aesthetically pleasing smile.
To find out if you’re a good candidate for crowns or bridges, Dr. Gazu and her team review your oral health history, take dental X-rays, and examine your teeth and gums. They discuss your desired outcome and personalize each dental treatment to best match your needs.
When you arrive at Marvel Dental for a crown or bridge placement, you relax in a comfortable dental chair. Dr. Gazu prepares your tooth for a crown by eliminating any tooth decay and reshaping the tooth if necessary. She takes a mold of your tooth or digitally scans it to create a custom-fit crown or bridge.
If you’re undergoing an implant-supported crown or bridge placement, Dr. Gazu can insert titanium dental implants into your jaw bone. After a period of healing, she fits you for new, artificial teeth.
When your custom crown or bridge is ready, Dr. Gazu ensures it fits properly. She securely bonds it to your natural teeth or dental implants as a permanent tooth restoration.
There’s no downtime afterward, so you can resume your normal routine after you leave the office.
Take good care of crowns and bridges by practicing good oral hygiene at home. Brush your teeth after meals and floss daily. Don’t chew on hard objects, and wear a mouthguard at night if you grind your teeth. You should also attend routine, six-month dental cleanings and exams with the Marvel Dental team.
Don’t live with tooth damage or an imperfect smile when crowns and bridges can restore your self-confidence. Call Marvel Dental for an appointment or use the online booking feature today.