Dental restorations, like crowns and bridges, repair or replace damaged or missing teeth. At Nassau Dental Spa in Franklin Square, New York, cosmetic and general dentist Nina Babayev, DDS, and the team use crowns and bridges to protect, cover, and replace teeth. Call Nassau Dental Spa to see if you can benefit from crowns and bridges, or make your appointment online today.
Crowns and bridges are common dental restorations.
A crown is a cap that your Nassau Dental Spa provider bonds on top of a damaged or severely decaying tooth. The crown restores your tooth. You may also get a crown to place atop a dental implant.
A bridge fills the space of a missing tooth. Bridges have an artificial tooth (pontic) and two crowns or a metal framework. The pontic fills the gap in your smile, and the crowns or framework hold your bridge in place.
The team at Nassau Dental Spa uses crowns to:
Your dentist might recommend a bridge if you lose a single permanent tooth to extraction or oral trauma.
At Nassau Dental Spa, it takes at least two visits to get a crown or a bridge.
If you’re getting a crown, your dentist completes an oral exam and takes a series of X-rays to assess the extent of the damage to the tooth or the decay they must remove. They then numb your mouth with an anesthetic and take an impression of your tooth.
Your dentist sends the impression to a lab that designs and manufactures a custom crown. When your crown is ready, you return to Nassau Dental Spa.
If you’re getting a bridge, your dentist completes an oral exam, takes X-rays, and removes a thin layer of enamel from the abutment teeth on either side of the gap. Then, they take an impression and send it to a dental lab.
The lab designs and manufactures a custom dental bridge that fits perfectly. When it’s ready, you return to Nassau Dental Spa.
Crowns and bridges last 10-12 years on average, but it’s possible to extend their use through good oral hygiene. The Nassau Dental Spa team recommends brushing your teeth twice daily, flossing regularly, and visiting the office every six months for preventive teeth cleaning and an oral exam.
Call Nassau Dental Spa to see if you can benefit from crowns or bridges, or book your consultation online today.
*Individual results may vary.