Dental crowns and bridges are among the most common dental procedures. You may have noticed these restorations in other people’s smiles – they might be metal, unnaturally opaque (chalky looking or yellow), or have darkened edges. These effects are unnecessary with today’s dental materials. Dr. Richard Bernstein has an extensive background in cosmetic dentistry, and uses only the most functional and aesthetic materials
WHY DENTAL CROWNS ARE USED
- Restore a damaged or decayed tooth.
- Protect a weakened tooth. This is usually needed after endodontic therapy (a root canal procedure).
- Cover cosmetic flaws on a tooth that isn’t a good candidate for dental veneers.
- Crowns affixed to implants can replace missing teeth securely and permanently.
- A bridge supported by crowned abutment teeth, can replace teeth within a relatively short amount of time.
DENTAL BRIDGES LET YOU SMILE WITH CONFIDENCE
This brief video is packed with information on the dental bridge procedure. This non-surgical treatment replaces one or several missing teeth, restoring ability to eat, speak, and smile with self-assurance. For dental bridges in the Richard S. Bernstein D.D.S, call Richard S. Bernstein D.D.S at 248.636.2100 to learn more.
Crowns are placed in two appointments. First, the tooth is prepared, and a provisional (temporary) crown is placed. These provisionals are well designed, by Dr. Bernstein, and rarely come loose. When your final crown is ready, you will return for your second appointment, when it is permanently bonded or cemented in place.
The procedure for bridges is essentially the same as for crowns. A bridge consists of one or more replacement teeth, and two or three crowns, which support the unit. Bridges are a less permanent, but more economical, tooth replacement option than dental implants.
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CARING FOR CROWNS AND BRIDGES
These restorations have a longevity ranging from 10 to 25 years, depending on how you care for them. Excellent oral hygiene is imperative; taking care to clean especially well around the margins of the crown, and under bridges. Be sure and visit us every three to six months for teeth cleanings.
Despite his reputation as a world-class cosmetic dentist, Dr. Bernstein continues to provide general and family dental care. After he creates your beautiful smile, he will be your partner in maintaining it.
continue living with worn, broken, or missing teeth. Call or email today, and find out how Dr. Bernstein can create the smile you wish you were born with.