If you have a damaged or discolored tooth, a dental crown might be just what you need. At Livingston Dental Arts in Livingston, New Jersey, the team uses these protective caps to restore and improve the appearance and health of your teeth. They also provide bridges, which are prosthetics used to “bridge” gaps in your smile. Both restorations are custom-made to blend in beautifully with your existing smile. To learn more about crowns and bridges, call Livingston Dental Arts.
Crowns are protective caps that the team at Livingston Dental Arts uses to protect and restore damaged teeth. They’re tooth-colored and match the look, feel, and function of natural teeth.
Crowns can be used for a variety of purposes, including:
Crowns are generally made of sturdy ceramic material.
At the office, the Livingston Dental Arts team provides custom-made ceramic crowns. Generally, it takes at least two in-office visits to complete the process of having a dental crown placed.
When you come in for your first visit, the team takes detailed impressions of your teeth. These impressions are then sent off to an outside dental lab that custom-makes your new dental crown. It typically takes 1-2 weeks to finish a crown.
Bridges are sets of prosthetic teeth that are used to close space in your smile.
Bridges, like crowns, are made of sturdy ceramic. They’re also tooth-colored and are either bonded onto surrounding teeth or can be attached to an implant for extra stability.
As long as you maintain excellent oral hygiene, crowns and bridges can last up to 15 years, if not more. Continue to brush and floss as you would with natural teeth, as keeping your crown or bridge clean and healthy is the best way to ensure a long lifespan.
If you’d like to schedule a consultation and learn more about crowns and bridges, call Livingston Dental Arts.