Crowns and bridges are easy to maintain and stay in your mouth forever if you care for them well. The team at the office of Monika Bhatia, DDS, provides high-quality crowns and bridges to patients in Hicksville, New York, and surrounding communities. To schedule your next appointment with Monika Bhatia, DDS, call the office or book online today.
Dental crowns are devices that fit over the tops of your teeth to protect them, offer more strength, or improve the way they look. You can also get dental crowns to attach to dental implants, which are titanium posts embedded permanently in your jawbone that act like the roots of your real teeth.
Your dental crown from Monika Bhatia, DDS, looks just like your natural tooth. The team offers full porcelain and porcelain-fused-to-metal crowns, which can match the color of your natural tooth, as well as gold crowns for more durability and a less natural look.
You can get your crowns in 2-4 office visits. The team first reshapes the tooth by removing enamel, which makes room for the crown. They take a mold of the tooth and of the surrounding teeth to make sure they create a crown that looks proportionate and fits perfectly.
You get a temporary crown to wear for the 2-3 weeks it takes to create your permanent crown.
Bridges are similar to crowns, and the process of getting them is nearly identical. Yet, you have a few more options for the material. Bridges are available in:
Unlike crowns, bridges are used solely for replacing missing teeth. However, to stay in place, they use the support of one or two crowns or a metal framework attached to nearby teeth. To fill the gap, the bridge includes one or more pontics, which are false teeth that look like real teeth.
Either crowns or bridges can restore your eating and speaking abilities if they were impacted by tooth loss or damage. Both devices remain in your mouth permanently and are cemented in, so there’s little chance of breaking them off unless you bite down on a solid object or experience a traumatic oral injury.
Because crowns and bridges remain in place indefinitely, they’re easy to take care of. With both devices, you may brush them to keep them clean and floss around them to remove bacteria and debris from between them and your other teeth. As always, you should come visit Monika Bhatia, DDS, every six months to get a professional cleaning and a dental evaluation.
To schedule your next visit and learn more about crowns and bridges, call Monika Bhatia, DDS, or book an appointment online today.