Dental Crowns & Bridges
Save Your Real Teeth and Replace Missing Ones with Dental Crowns and Bridges
Dental crowns keep your teeth safe and functional after cracking or breakage has occurred. A dental bridge can fill a gap that has been left opened in your smile. Let trusted Newburgh, NY dentist Dr. Petrosino get your smile back and you back to living your life freely with dental crowns and bridges from Smile Design Dental.
What Is A Dental Crown?
Dental crowns are cap-like structure that is placed on top of a damaged tooth to restore the lost function due to injury, decay, or disease. Smile Design Dental provides crowns made of high-quality ceramic. This material is known for its durability and strength. We match your tooth color so your dental crown looks like your natural teeth.
How Can A Crown Help Me?
The most common way a crown is used to help patients of Smile Design Dental is by covering a damaged or broken tooth. The crown serves two purposes in this application. The first is restoring the tooth to a functional state. The crown will bear the load of the biting force within your mouth and let you get back to chewing your food freely. The second purpose is that it protects your tooth from any further damage. This allows your damaged tooth to remain in your mouth and continue to fill your smile with all of the teeth you were given.
What Are Inlays And Onlays?
Inlays and onlays are considered partial dental crowns. These are used when the damage is too severe for a composite filling but not quite to the level requiring a full crown. An inlay will go inside the biting surface of your tooth. An onlay is more extensive in that it will extend onto the outer surface of your tooth. Dr. Petrosino will be able to go over the specifics of both an inlay and onlay and then help you determine which will work best for your situation.
What Is A Dental Bridge?
A dental bridge is a restorative dental appliance used to bridge the gap left when you lose a tooth. We will attach a fake tooth, or pontic, between two dental crowns. Then, we will place the bridge in your mouth to fill the gap and restore your smile.
What Type Of Bridges Does Smile Design Dental Offer?
Smile Design Dental offers dental implant-supported bridges. This means that the dental crowns holding your pontic in place are solid like your real teeth and not caps like traditional dental crowns. This gives you a great deal of support and stability for your new dental bridge. Top-notch Newburgh, NY dentist Dr. Petrosino will go over the specifics regarding this procedure when you are deciding on your treatment plan.
Newburgh, NY dentist Dr. Petrosino received her certification in Cosmetic Dentistry at NYU School of Dentistry CDE. Call our Newburgh, NY dentist office today at 845-670-5423 to schedule your appointment for your dental crowns & bridges procedure. You can use our online form to schedule your appointment as well.