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Crowns And Bridges

63rd Street Dental

General Dentist & Cosmetic Dentist located in Upper East Side, New York, NY

Crowns and bridges can effectively restore your bite and improve your smile at the same time. At 63rd Street Dental, a top-ranked New York City dental practice, Dana Kapparova, DDS, Amanda Golub, DDS, and the experienced team of specialists uses advanced technology and procedures to ensure natural and functional results. Use the online booking tool, or call the office on the Upper East Side of Manhattan to request your visit today.

Crowns and Bridges Q & A

What are crowns?

Crowns are restorations that encase your entire tooth above the gum. Each crown is made of porcelain that’s matched to your natural tooth color and fabricated to duplicate the particular dimensions of your tooth.

There are many reasons that you might need a crown, including:

  • Tooth protection following root canal
  • Tooth stabilization when you have a large cavity
  • Tooth stabilization when you have a crack or break in the tooth
  • Tooth replacement in combination with dental implants
  • Tooth replacement as part of a dental bridge

Crowns are often the first choice for tooth restoration when you have significant tooth damage, tooth instability, or tooth loss. 

What are bridges?

Bridges are a way to restore a single tooth or small section of teeth in your mouth. A bridge typically has a prosthetic tooth in the middle. Flanking that tooth replacement, you’ve got crowns that fit over your healthy teeth on each side of the gap. A bridge is a single solid section, but you can’t tell that by looking at it. Bridges look just like your healthy teeth. 

Bridges are permanent, with dental bonding securing them in place. Each bridge is custom-made to fit the gap perfectly, as are the crowns that cover your neighboring teeth. As with individual crowns, bridges match the color of your natural teeth because the 63rd Street Dental team chooses the perfect color for all-porcelain restorations. 

There are several reasons you might choose a bridge for tooth restoration, including: 

  • Restoring your normal bite after losing a tooth
  • Restoring your speaking ability after tooth loss
  • Preventing your nearby teeth from shifting into the tooth gap
  • Preserving your natural facial contours

The 63rd Street Dental team can help you decide whether a bridge is best, or whether a dental implant or partial dentures would better fit your needs. 

What is it like to get a crown or bridge?

The crowns and bridges process usually takes two visits to 63rd Street Dental. During the first visit, the dental care team makes an impression of the area needing restoration and then prepares your natural tooth or teeth for the crowns. You’ll wear a short-term crown or bridge home after this first visit. 

During your second visit, the temporary crown or bridge comes off, and you get the permanent one.  Your restoration looks and works like a real natural tooth.

To get the best crowns and bridges in NYC, call 63rd Street Dental today or use the online booking tool.