Smiling Molar Dental
Cosmetic & Family Dentistry located in Plainfield, NJ & Rahway, NJ
If you have a tooth that’s cracked, chipped, decaying, or missing, turn to Smiling Molar Dental, with two locations in Rahway and Plainfield, New Jersey. Board-certified cosmetic dentist Dr. Neetu Bhanushali, DMD, and her expert team offer dental crowns and bridges to perfect the function and appearance of your smile. Call the office to schedule an appointment with Smiling Molar Dental or book one online today.
Crowns and Bridges Q & A
What are crowns and bridges?
Crown and bridges are dental restorations that improve the look and function of your smile.
Crowns are tooth-colored caps that cover the entire surface of a tooth to restore and protect it, as well as improve its appearance. Crowns perfect the look of teeth that are cracked, chipped, discolored, decaying, too small, or misshapen. Your dentist can also attach a crown to a dental implant, or artificial tooth root, to replace a missing tooth.
Bridges are artificial teeth that fill in gaps left when missing permanent teeth. They consist of two crowns with an artificial tooth in between or multiple teeth attached to dental implants.
What are the benefits of crowns and bridges?
The many benefits associated with crowns and bridges include teeth that are:
- Aesthetically pleasing
- Less gapped
Crowns and bridges can perfect the appearance of your smile and help you gain the confidence you deserve.
Are crowns and bridges right for me?
To find out if you’re a candidate for dental crowns or bridges, your dentist discusses your oral health history and symptoms. They take and review results of your dental X-rays and examine your teeth and gums. Your provider personalizes a cosmetic dental treatment that offers the best results possible.
What happens when getting a crown or bridge?
Getting a crown or bridge is a simple process. Your dentist may reshape the affected tooth before digitally scanning your mouth. This allows a dental lab to create a custom-made crown or dental bridge. You may receive a temporary bridge or crown. When your new restoration is ready, your dentist bonds it to your tooth (or teeth in the case of a bridge).
If you’re a candidate for an implant-supported bridge or crowns, your dentist first implants metal posts into your jawbone. When bone heals around the implants, your provider attaches your new artificial teeth to them to eliminate gaps and restore your smile.
How should I care for crowns and bridges?
After receiving a crown or bridge, care for your new restoration properly by brushing your teeth after meals, flossing daily, and seeing the Smiling Molar Dental team every six months for dental cleanings and exams. Avoid chewing on ice, hard candy, and other hard objects.
If you have tooth decay, imperfections, or missing permanent teeth, call the Smiling Molar Dental office or book an appointment online today to find out if crowns and bridges are right for you.
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