Crowns And Bridges Specialist

Livingston Dental Arts

Prosthodontics & General and Cosmetic Dentistry located in Livingston, NJ

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 and Bridges Q & A

What are crowns? 

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: 

  • Protecting teeth that have undergone a root canal
  • Protecting a tooth susceptible to fracture
  • Restoring cracked, chipped, or discolored teeth
  • Replacing missing teeth
  • Correcting a badly shaped tooth

Crowns are generally made of sturdy ceramic material. 

How do crowns work? 

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. 

What are bridges? 

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. 

How long do crowns and bridges last? 

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.