Crowns and Bridges

crowns and bridgesAs we all know, time takes a toll on our teeth. Even with regular dental care, your teeth can easily become damaged over time. To restore your teeth to former glory and prevent any further damage from happening, crowns and bridges can give you that smile you once had.

Restorative dentists Dr. Loren Grossman and Dr. Steven Hippeli have decades of experience helping restore their clients’ smiles. Serving clients throughout the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton region, our restorative dentistry practice can cap any damaged teeth and replace any missing teeth, giving you a healthier smile than ever before.

 

What Are Crowns and Bridges?

If you have damaged or broken teeth, a dental crown is a choice for you. A ceramic crown is a cap that is carefully placed over your tooth to restore its strength, size, or shape. Not only can a crown dramatically improve your tooth’s appearance, but crowns can stabilize your current teeth to prevent any further damage.

If you have one or more missing teeth, then a dental bridge can be the perfect solution to help “bridge the gap” and make your smile whole again. Normally made up of several crowns, a bridge uses two crowns as an anchor on your existing teeth while adding false teeth in between. There are two types of bridges — removable, where you can take the bridge out if necessary, and fixed, which is more stable yet more expensive.

 

What Are the Benefits of Crowns and Bridges?

Besides just giving you back your smile, crowns and bridges are beneficial in a number of ways, such as:

Restoring Your Smile

If a dental implant or veneer isn’t an option for you, crowns and bridges can often give you the results you want to achieve. Whether you have a cracked, broken, or missing tooth, a dental crown or bridge can make it impossible for anyone to tell that you ever had an issue.

Supporting Your Teeth

Crowns are a popular option to keep your bridge in place, as they can be applied quickly and relatively pain-free.

A Whiter Smile

Chances are your damaged tooth is also showing signs of distress or yellowing, and dental crowns and bridges can help you re-create your natural smile because they’re carefully crafted just for you.

 

Taking Care of Your Restorative Dental Work

If you have received restorative dental work, you’re going to want to keep that smile for as long as possible. Keep these tips in mind:

  • Brush your teeth at least twice a day with an electric toothbrush
  • Floss around your teeth, crowns, and bridges every day
  • Avoid chewing hard and sticky foods, which can damage your crowns and bridges
  • Use an antibacterials mouthwash to fight plaque buildup

 

Are You a Candidate for Restorative Dentistry?

Anyone interested in fixing cracked, broken, or missing teeth should consider discussing these options with a professional. Dr. Loren Grossman and Dr. Steven Hippeli are here to help you determine the best path for your smile restoration. They are experienced in a wide variety of smile makeover techniques including dental crowns, dental bridges, dental implants, veneers, and more!

Get the healthy and beautiful teeth you deserve! To find out more about your options to repair existing issues or to schedule your consultation, contact our office today!

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