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Crowns & Bridges

Dental Crowns and Bridges in Old Bridge NJ

 

Crowns and Bridges are fixed prosthetic devices that are applied when natural teeth are heavily decayed or too week to survive with just a filling. Unlike removable dentures that can be taken out and cleaned daily, crowns and bridges are cemented onto existing teeth or implants and can only be removed by a professional.

 

 

Crowns are typically made of porcelain, which can be made to appear very natural, and are used to entirely cover or “cap” a damaged tooth. Besides strengthening a damaged tooth, a crown can also be used to improve the look of and the alignment of a tooth. Crowns can also be placed on top of implants, in order to provide a tooth-like shape and structure for another procedure.

 

Crowns are often recommended to:

 

  • Protect a week tooth from fracturing.
  • Restore an already fractured tooth.
  • Replace a large filling when there is not enough of the original tooth remaining.
  • Attach a bridge.
  • Cover a dental implant, a discolored or misshaped tooth, or a tooth that has had a root canal treatment.

 

On the other hand, Bridges are recommended when there is one or more missing teeth – by spanning the space where the teeth are missing. Bridges are cemented to the natural teeth or implants surrounding the empty space.

 

Like Crowns, Bridges are also available in a number of materials – porcelain being the most popular. Both porcelain and ceramic bridges can be matched to the color of natural teeth to enhance the beauty of your smile!