East Islip Dental Crowns & Bridges
Are you self-conscious about cracked, broken, decayed, or work teeth? At East Islip Dental Care, we can help you enjoy renewed health and confidence with one or more custom-made dental crowns. Dental crowns are designed to provide long-term help for teeth with structural damage or decay. What’s more, with today’s materials and techniques, dental crowns can look beautifully natural.
That’s because most contemporary crowns are made from natural-looking porcelain, which is not only strong and durable but reflects light the way enamel does. As a result, you can smile and speak with a renewed sense of health and wellbeing, confident that no one will notice your restorations.
Besides repairing structural damage or decay, your custom-made crown can also help you correct your bite, close spaces between your teeth, and eve replace one or more missing teeth when included as part of a bridge or dental implant.
A Stable Solution that Renews Your Smile
Have you lost one or more teeth to gum disease, decay, or an injury? Our dentists can help you restore what you’ve lost with a permanent restoration known as a bridge. Once in place, your bridge will fill the gap in your smile and prevent your remaining teeth from moving out of their correct position. Your bridge can also help you repair a misaligned bite, improve your ability to chew and speak, and improve your face’s internal structure, resulting in a younger appearance.
What is a Fixed Bridge?
A bridge is a special restoration composed of a replacement tooth and one or two abutment crowns. These abutment crowns are permanently attached to the teeth on each side of the gap you’re trying to fill and will provide your entire restoration with long-lasting stability. The exact style of bridge we recommend will depend on your needs, the location of your gap, and the condition of your abutment teeth.
If you don’t have any healthy teeth around the gap, we may recommend treatment with a dental implant instead. If you need to replace multiple teeth, we may recommend a traditional or implant-supported partial instead. When cared for properly, you can expect your bridge to last for 8-10 years, if not longer.