Not confident with the appearance of your smile? Broken, chipped or missing teeth can hinder our ability to love our smile. Here at the Loren J. Grossman Dentistry, we offer beautiful porcelain crowns and bridges to restore and enhance the appearance of your smile. We maintain the functionality of your teeth, allowing you to chew properly and comfortably. Contact our office today to discuss our Wilkes-Barre crowns and bridges service.
What are Crowns and Bridges?
Crowns are porcelain restorations that restore teeth that are broken, chipped, misshapen, decayed, severely worn-down, or teeth that have very large worn-out restorations – like fillings, onlays, and inlays. They use a metal base in the place of where the original tooth’s roots were.
Bridges are porcelain restorations that are used to replace missing teeth in cases where there are remaining teeth on each side of the missing tooth.
Unfortunately, teeth can weaken and begin to crack and chip as we age. Not only will this hinder the appearance of your smile but it can also cause difficulty with chewing. It may also leave other surrounding teeth vulnerable – not just the damaged tooth. Here at Loren J. Grossman Dentistry in Wilkes-Barre, PA – our durable and long-lasting Wilkes-Barre crowns and bridges can help restore the natural look and function of your smile.
In the case that the tooth enamel is worn down, or damaged, we are able to place a tooth-shaped cap (called a crown) over the existing tooth. The crown protects and restores it to the correct size, shape, and strength. Porcelain is one of the most durable materials used in dental restorations. They can even be customized to match your exact tooth shape and color!
When there is a tooth (or teeth) missing, a porcelain bridge can be placed to help maintain the functionality of your bite and restore the natural appearance of your smile. This dental prosthetic can be customized to match the exact shape and color of your existing teeth for a natural appearance. It works by using dental crowns on the surrounding natural teeth and using a false tooth bridged in between them. This single unit prosthesis is cemented onto the remaining teeth on each side of the missing tooth – allowing for proper chewing. It also helps by preventing the surrounding teeth from drifting into the space of the missing tooth. This could lead to further problems over time. Stop into our Wilkes-Barre office to learn more about how a porcelain crown or bridge can enhance your smile.
How are Crowns and Bridges Made?
Before Wilkes-Barre crowns and bridges are made the tooth (or teeth) involved in the procedure mist me reduced in size so that the crown or bridge can be fitted into place properly. Once this happens, our dentists here in Wilkes-Barre will make an impression to provide the exact mold for the crown or bridge. Your dentist will determine the correct shade for the porcelain to match the color of your existing teeth.
A dental lab will then use this impression to make your crown or bridge. During this time, the dentist will place a temporary crown or bridge. When the permanent crown or bridge is ready, the temporary will be removed so your new porcelain crown or bridge can be cemented over your prepared tooth or teeth.
How Long do Crowns and Bridges Last?
Loren J. Grossman Dentistry uses the highest quality materials in an effort to make your crown or bridge last a lifetime. However, they do sometimes come loose or fall out. The most important step you can take to ensure the longevity of your crown or bridge is to practice good oral hygiene.
A bridge can lose its support if the surrounding teeth or bone holding it in place are infected or have a disease. Keep your gums and teeth healthy by brushing with fluoride toothpaste twice a day and flossing daily. Also, see your dentist and hygienist regularly for checkups and professional cleanings.
Also prevent damage to your crown or bridge by avoiding chewing hard foods, ice or other hard objects.
Why Choose Porcelain Crowns and Bridges at Loren J. Grossman Dentistry
Dr. Grossman uses the latest in technology for diagnostic and restorative treatments to provide the best results for his patients in Wilkes-Barre, PA. During your consultation, all instructions regarding your treatment and aftercare will be discussed with you. Our porcelain crowns and bridges are constructed to be long-lasting using proper dental hygiene and regular professional cleanings. With a porcelain bridge or crown from Loren J. Grossman Dentistry, we can get your back to talking, laughing, eating, and smiling without having to worry about your smile.
Benefits of Dental Crowns
Dental crowns can have the following advantages:
- Protection/ Restoration of Tooth Structure
Benefits of Dental Bridges
- Force Distribution
We provide high quality and aesthetically-pleasing crowns and bridges to our patients so that they can smile again with confidence. Visit us today in our Wilkes-Barre office so that we can correct your smile with dental bridges and crowns.
Dr. Loren Grossman is here to help you determine the best path for your smile restoration and 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 and contact Dr. Grossman today to find out more about your options repair existing issues so you can feel confident about your smile.
For more information on implant dentistry or to schedule your consultation, contact us today!