What Are Crowns And Bridges?
By Central New Jersey Prosthodontics
October 05, 2017
Category: Dental Procedures

Crowns and bridges are dental devices that help strengthen and reinforce your smile when there’s damage or tooth loss. With crowns and restorative dentistrybridges, everything from eating to smiling becomes a more pleasant experience. Dr. Nainesh Desai of Central New Jersey Prosthodontics in East Brunswick, NJ offers this treatment to patients who need a little help to preserve their dental health.

Getting Crowns
When you have a single tooth that has become worn down or damaged due to decay or injury, a crown is usually the best answer. The inside of the crown is hollow and the outside is designed to closely mimic the natural appearance of your teeth. Crowns are most often recommended for patients who have had a root canal.

Getting Bridges
Two crowns and one or more false teeth (also called pontics) make up a bridge device. As the name suggests, it bridges gaps in the smile due to missing teeth. Because a bridge is firmly anchored with crowns, you do not have to worry about it slipping out when you’re eating or talking. Many patients prefer bridges over standard dentures for this reason. Your East Brunswick, NJ prosthodontist will create a custom bridge (usually made of ceramic or porcelain material) that will fit right in with the rest of your teeth.

Getting Your Smile Back
When you have small dental problems like chipped, cracked, or missing teeth, it is best to have them resolved as early as possible to avoid progression of the issue. For instance, a cracked tooth can become exposed to dental decay. With crowns or bridges you can enjoy a stronger smile that will be protected from future damage for years. Patients who have these devices have increased confidence in the way their teeth look and function.

Do You Need Crowns or Bridges?
If you believe that your smile can benefit from crowns or bridges, contact the Central New Jersey Prosthodontics in East Brunswick, NJ for an exam. Call 732-254-2550 today to schedule an appointment.

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