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Crown and Bridge
South Nassau Dental Arts specializes in dental crowns and dental bridges for patients in Nassau County, New York and surrounding area. Our Rockville Centre dentists are committed to restoring health and function to your smile!
What is Dental Crown?
A crown is a restoration that covers or “caps” a tooth to restore it to its normal shape and size, strengthening and improving the appearance of a tooth. Crowns are necessary when a tooth is generally broken down (cracked teeth or fillings, decay, or if a root canal procedure has just been done) and fillings won’t solve the problem. Ceramic crowns are also used to improve the appearance of your smile. The tooth is generally reshaped to allow room for the crown which will be fitted over the tooth. It is retained over the tooth with a permanent dental cement.
What is a Dental Bridge?
A bridge is used to bridge a gap (missing teeth) between healthy teeth. Teeth on either side of the gap are reshaped in size (similar to a crown procedure). These then act as anchors, or abutments. The bridge is attached to these anchor teeth, again with permanent dental cement - filling the missing tooth space. Alternatives to bridges include less stable dentures or a more permanent dental implant. The great thing about dental bridges is that, if properly looked after, they can last up to 10 years or longer. Also, bridges have a huge advantage over dentures in that a bridge is a fixed option that does not have to be taken out and placed back into the mouth.
Call our Rockville Centre dentists today at 516-763-4500 or make an appointment online for your examination and cleaning.