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Everything You Need to Know about Crowns and Bridges

Today your teeth have to endure more wear and tear than ever, not only because you are living longer but your diet typically contains a lot more processed food. Both of these factors can put your mouth under more pressure, and thanks to mother nature, when your teeth begin to reach the end of their life they can break down.

Crowns and bridges are two different restorative methods you can utilize to rejuvenate your smile and ease any symptoms you may have if your teeth have been put under any stress from general wear and tear, as well as decay or injury.

Top-Rated Dental Crowns in Weehawken

Crowns are often the best treatment to make you feel more secure about your smile again if you have had issues with teeth that need repair. Skyline Dental Designs creates custom-made crowns that not only feel good but are as perfect a color match as possible with your natural smile. We take pride in being a top-rated dental crowns provider in Weehawken.

What Are Dental Crowns?

Crowns are prosthetic devices used to fully cover the part of a tooth that’s visible above the gumline. They provide a covering to restore damaged teeth as well as provide them with protection, stability, and durability.

Crowns are also sometimes referred to as caps. A crown is placed over your damaged tooth and cemented in place. Your damaged tooth is reshaped, and then the crown is placed onto it much like a hat. Crowns can renew the strength, shape, and original size of the damaged tooth.

You may require a dental crown if more than half a tooth is damaged from decay or fracture, to protect a tooth after root canal treatment, or if your tooth has excessive wear and tear due to grinding. Crowns can also be used cosmetically to fix abnormally spaced teeth, or to restore natural luster to discolored and stained teeth.

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What Does a Dental Crown Fitting Procedure Involve?

We offer a crown treatment that maximizes convenience and speed for our patients. At Skyline Dental Designs we take special care in creating the color of the crown so that it's the closest match to the rest of your teeth.

When we work with you to decide on the right type of crown for your needs, we base the decision on factors including the location of your tooth, the condition of surrounding gums, visibility of the crown when you smile, and your own personal preferences.

Receiving a crown requires two dental visits. During the first visit, our team will take X-rays and prepare the tooth. Impressions of your mouth will be taken to custom fabricate the crown to match the shape, size, and color of your natural teeth.

You will receive a temporary crown which is placed to cover and protect the prepared tooth until your second visit to our practice. During your second visit, we will remove the temporary crown and replace it with a custom-fabricated permanent crown.

In some cases, we may recommend a partial crown for a tooth that has moderate damage.

At Skyline Dental Designs we have a commitment to applying modern dental treatments and technology to all of our services. We use digital X-rays and a Medit 3D digital scanner tool for our crown-making process.

With a Medit scanner your permanent crown can be placed one week after your first appointment. The beauty of using a scanner for the crown-making process is we can sculpt each crown individually so when it is placed into your mouth it is a perfect fit. The process also eliminates the need for messy and uncomfortable impressions. You will experience no disruption to your natural bite or jaw movement.

Dental Bridges Designed to Rejuvenate Your Smile

If you are missing some teeth and gum tissue, bridges are a more traditional avenue to restore your smile. At Skyline Dental Designs we are always striving to deliver the most natural and comfortable outcome for our patients.

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What Is a Dental Bridge?

A dental bridge spans the gap that appears when a tooth has been lost. Dental bridges can replace missing teeth and provide you with a more uniform, beautiful and symmetrical smile. A bridge can restore lost confidence by improving your ability to talk and chew properly. Having a bridge can also help to prevent teeth from shifting or tilting into a gap that has been left by a missing tooth or readjust your bite or alignment.

Bridges are most commonly used for replacing a single missing tooth. Known as a traditional bridge, a false tooth is used to fill the gap and crowns are fitted to the two natural teeth on either side.

A Maryland bridge, also known as a resin-bonded bridge, is another alternative to a traditional bridge and uses a metal framework that is bonded to the back of a patient’s adjacent teeth.

Implant-supported bridges are used to replace more than one missing tooth. They work like conventional bridges, but are supported by implants.

At Skyline Dental Designs our dental bridges are custom-made for each patient and can be installed in two visits to our office.

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