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Crowns and Bridges

General and Cosmetic Dentistry in Harlem, New York, NY

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Crowns and Bridges services offered in Harlem, New York, NY

A custom crown or bridge blends in seamlessly with your other teeth while repairing or replacing compromised teeth. Best Dental NY in the Morningside Heights neighborhood of Harlem, in New York City, provides custom crowns and bridges with extensive planning by Leslie Azran, DDS, and the team. To learn more about the benefits of using crowns or bridges for dental repairs, call Best Dental NY or schedule an appointment online at the Manhattan-based practice today. 

Crowns and Bridges Q & A

What are crowns and bridges?

Crowns and bridges are two different yet similar dental restorations you can get to repair or replace broken or missing teeth. Modern technology allows you to get crowns or bridges that fit in seamlessly with your other teeth, look natural, and feel comfortable. Depending on your circumstances, you might need:

Crowns

Crowns are caps that sit on top of teeth you already have or attach to dental implants surgically anchored in your jawbone. The team at Best Dental NY makes individual crowns to look like the teeth they repair or replace. 

Bridges

A bridge is a dental restoration that includes one or two crowns to go over teeth, or a metal framework. This crown or framework serves to anchor a false tooth called a pontic, which fills the gap left behind by a missing tooth. 

How should I prepare for crowns and bridges?

Preparing for crowns and bridges at Best Dental NY starts with a consultation. During this time, the team examines your smile and may check your teeth and jaw for any shifting or bone deterioration, if you’re getting a crown or bridge to replace a tooth.

If you’re getting a crown to cover a tooth that’s still there, you might need some type of treatment first. Many people need crowns after they get a root canal to preserve a tooth’s structural integrity.

The team might also suggest whitening your teeth before you get a crown or bridge so they can match the shade of your newly whitened teeth with the porcelain or ceramic of the restoration. 

How can I keep my crowns and bridges looking their best?

Maintaining your crowns and bridges is relatively easy by following your regular oral health and hygiene routine. Still, you should keep in mind that it’s possible for a crown or bridge to break loose even though they’re quite sturdy. 

To make your crown or bridge last for the entirety of its lifespan, you should:

  • Get cleanings every six months
  • Brush and floss every day
  • Avoid using your teeth to rip or tear anything
  • Avoid biting down on solid objects and candies

If you notice that a crown or bridge seems worn down or shows signs of breakage, or if it comes loose, visit Best Dental NY right away for repairs or a replacement. 

For more information on crowns and bridges, schedule a consultation over the phone or online at Best Dental NY today.

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