Crowns and bridges are permanent fixes to common dental problems that preserve the function and appearance of your teeth. Using the best materials, Eddy Gindi, DMD, offers crowns and bridges that fit in seamlessly with your existing teeth at his Brooklyn Cosmetic Dentist practice. If you need cosmetic, restorative dentistry, and you live in Brooklyn, New York, or West Long Branch, New Jersey, call one of the two locations or request an appointment using the online scheduler.
Crowns are caps that Dr. Gindi places over your tooth to protect the structure underneath, allowing you to hold on to the root in your jawline. The crowns are custom-made in an outside lab from porcelain, a material that mimics the look of a natural tooth.
To ensure that the crown fits in well, Dr. Gindi takes precise measurements and impressions of your tooth and makes sure the coloring matches your neighboring teeth. He sends this information to a lab for custom milling. Once your crown is complete, Dr. Gindi cements it into place, making necessary adjustments to accommodate your bite.
Dr. Gindi turns to crowns for many different reasons, including:
Crowns perform many tasks, but their ultimate advantage is that they help you avoid losing a tooth.
If you’re missing more than one tooth, a bridge provides the perfect solution. As the name implies, a bridge spans the space of missing teeth with prosthetic teeth, keeping your smile intact and enabling the full function of your teeth.
After making impressions of your teeth, Dr. Gindi sends the information off to a lab, which custom manufactures your bridge so that it matches up with your existing teeth. Dr. Gindi bonds the bridge to your existing teeth, which he typically covers with crowns to provide more reinforcement and stability for the bridge.
This question depends upon the care you give your new dental work. Some patients enjoy a full life with their crown or bridge, while others may run into problems with the abutment teeth, which compromises the stability of the crown or bridge.
If you have excellent dental care at home and come in regularly for preventive care, your crown or bridge should last for a long time into the foreseeable future.
If you need to replace one or more missing teeth, call Brooklyn Cosmetic Dentist to find out about crowns and bridges. Or you can use the online scheduling tool to book an appointment.