Dental crowns and bridges are two of the most effective restorative methods to bring a less-than-perfect smile back to its original brilliance. Some of the defects that can be repaired by dental crowns or bridges include:
A crown is a custom-made synthetic tooth that uses an original tooth or dental implant as a foundation. To ensure a perfect match, the synthetic tooth is created from ceramic materials using a mold taken from your own mouth. The color, size, and shape will be fabricated to complement the surrounding teeth, so your metal-free crown will be undetectable when finished.
Once the replacement is ready, your impaired tooth will be gently reduced to make room. Then, Dr. Gekht will cement the crown into place for a beautifully restored smile.
Occasionally, two crowns can be used to form anchors for a dental bridge. A dental bridge is a set of one or more replacement teeth, cemented at each end to your existing teeth.
Just like crowns, bridges are custom-fabricated to match your own teeth exactly, so they look, feel, and act like real teeth. Once a bridge has been placed, your teeth will not only look natural, but feel natural as well, so you can eat, speak, and (of course) smile, with confidence.