Crown and Bridge Restorations in Astoria from Love Family Dental
When it comes to finding a replacement for broken or missing teeth, you have options. At Love Family Dental, Drs. Michael and Howard Love offer patients seeking restorations a variety of solutions to fulfill their dental needs. Among the most popular restorative treatments are crowns and fixed bridges.
The Difference between Crowns and Fixed Bridges
A crown is typically used to strengthen and restore function to a tooth that has undergone dental trauma, such as decay, cracks, fractures, or an old, broken filling, or root canal therapy. Crowns are created to look like your natural tooth and act as a cover, protecting your natural tooth from infection or further damage, while restoring the look of your smile. In contrast, a bridge is recommended when a patient has experienced tooth loss. Bridges use surrounding teeth to support artificial teeth that will fill the gap.
What Material are Used in Dental Restorations?
Our Astoria dentists believe that using quality materials during treatment yields quality results. Therefore, we use E-Max all-ceramic crowns. These prosthetics are cosmetically appealing and blend in naturally with the surrounding teeth. As E-Max restorations are all ceramic, there is no metal base, which eliminates the appearance of greyish discoloration often seen with older metal crowns. Additionally, E-Max porcelain crowns and bridges are durable and less likely to fracture or chip, when compared to other traditional crown materials.
What is the Procedure for Placing Crowns and Bridges?
Placing crowns and fixed bridges is non-invasive and takes place over two visits. During the first visit, Dr. Love will take impressions of your dentition and give you a temporary restoration to use until your final crown or bridge is ready to be placed. Any remaining decay will be removed, and teeth will be shaped to accommodate the new restoration. Using a combination of the impressions, digital x-rays and intra-oral imaging, the dentists create your restoration.
When you come in for your second visit, the restoration is carefully tested to be sure it looks and functions naturally. The teeth are cleaned and the restoration is placed, leaving you with a beautiful, healthy looking smile.
Need a Dental Restoration? Contact Us Today!
Love Family Dentistry has served Astoria, NY and the surrounding areas for over 35 years, offering patients and their families’ comprehensive dental care. We believe that everyone deserves a healthy, brilliant smile and are dedicated to fulfilling your dental needs and goals.
Our Astoria dental practice is conveniently located near Long Island City and cares for many patients from all over Queens and the Metropolitan area. Call us today to schedule a consultation for crowns or fixed bridges.