With advancements in dental technology, you can expect your crown or bridge to blend in seamlessly with the rest of your teeth. As one of New York’s top prosthodontists and implant surgeons, Marc Benhuri, DMD, offers permanent crowns and bridges at The Benhuri Center for Laser, Cosmetic, and Implant Dentistry. If you’re missing teeth, need a tooth pulled, or otherwise suspect you might need a crown or bridge, schedule an evaluation. You can book your appointment through the online scheduling system or by calling the clinic.
Getting a dental bridge involves shaping your surrounding natural teeth, known as abutment teeth. Preparing your abutment teeth in this way help them to serve as “anchors” for your bridge. Your dentist takes 3D imaging of your teeth and bite, then sends them to the in-office lab, where they create your bridge.
Once your bridge is ready, it’s bonded to your abutment teeth. The new false tooth that fills in the gap, known as a pontic, helps prevent future shifting of teeth. This technology helps you retain your natural bite and smile.
A dental crown serves as a protective cap for your natural tooth. You might need a crown if your tooth is:
It’s also common to need a crown after having a root canal. The process of getting a crown is similar to getting a bridge. Dr. Benhuri preps your tooth, takes images, then sends your information to the in-office lab. Your high-quality crown bonds to your underlying natural tooth as the last step.
Dental bridges and crowns are made of durable materials that don’t decay. With proper care, they can last up to 10 years or more. Dr. Benhuri offers porcelain crowns and bridges, which most closely resemble the look and feel of your natural teeth.
Dr. Benhuri offers zirconia crowns as an option as well, even though zirconia crowns are considered more cost-effective. Most men and women prefer them only for back teeth (molars).
Even though bridges and crowns don’t decay, natural abutment teeth, bone, and gum tissue are all subject to decay and bacterial infections. Dr. Benhuri and his team of expert hygienists can show you how to properly brush and floss at home to minimize your risk of corrosion and infections. It’s just as important to schedule professional cleanings twice a year to remove stuck-on and hard-to-reach plaque and tartar.
Schedule your crown or bridge consultation at The Benhuri Center for Laser, Cosmetic, and Implant Dentistry by using the online scheduling system. You can also call the office.