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General, Cosmetic, & Implant Dentistry & Invisalign Specialist located in Port Chester, NY

Crowns and Bridges services offered in Port Chester, NY

Crowns and bridges offer a solution for damaged or missing teeth that looks natural while resolving your oral health problems. If you have a gap or unsightly tooth, visit Luis Blanco, DDS, at LB Dental P.C. in Port Chester, New York. Dr. Blanco and his team use their expertise in crowns and bridges to restore tooth functionality without anyone knowing you’ve had dental work. To benefit from high-quality crowns and bridges at an affordable price, call LB Dental P.C. today or book an appointment online.


What are crowns and bridges?

Dental crowns and bridges are highly effective restorations for infected or damaged teeth or a tooth that has fallen out.

 

Crowns

A crown surrounds your tooth. A crown can consist of all-metal, ceramic-on-metal, or all-ceramic materials. All-ceramic crowns are best for front teeth because they look the most natural. Metal is more durable and suitable for back teeth. Patients often opt for ceramic-on-metal crowns as they look natural but have metal’s durability.

 

Bridges

A dental bridge replaces a missing tooth. The LB Dental P.C. team provides clients with bridges if they prefer not to wear dentures or undergo dental implant surgery. The new ceramic or porcelain tooth matches the surrounding teeth, with two crowns on either side of the gap holding the new tooth in place.

 

How do I prepare for my crowns and bridges?

If you want crowns or bridges for cosmetic reasons, the LB Dental P.C. team recommends that you undergo teeth whitening first. They offer Zoom!® and GLO®️ teeth whitening procedures that quickly and easily improve your smile’s appearance.

It’s important to whiten your teeth before having crowns and bridges because the materials are stain and bleach resistant. That means a crown or bridge made to match discolored teeth will stay the same color if you have teeth whitening treatment afterward. Whitening the teeth first ensures your new crown or bridge matches perfectly.

 

What happens when I have crowns and bridges fitted?

The first step in fitting your crowns or bridges is for your LB Dental P.C. cosmetic dentist to take an impression of your teeth. The dental lab uses this impression to create your new crowns or bridges.

Your dentist prepares your tooth by removing some of the enamel. This allows your new crown to cover the tooth without pushing your other teeth out of position. Next, they clean the tooth and fit a temporary crown with removable glue. You wear the temporary crown for about two weeks while waiting for the lab to create the permanent one.

When the crowns or bridges are ready, you return to LB Dental P.C. Your dentist removes the temporary crowns and bonds your new permanent ones to your tooth. With a bridge, they place a crown on the two teeth surrounding the missing one. These two crowns securely anchor the new tooth in place.

To find out how you can restore your smile with crowns and bridges, call LB Dental P.C. today or book an appointment online.

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