Crown & Bridge
At Cosmetic Dental Partners in NYC we offer both crown and bridge work to repair damaged or lost teeth. It is important to evaluate the adjacent teeth (anchors) to ensure that they are strong enough to hold a permanent restoration such as a bridge, and this is where our doctors come in. Dr. Parviz Edalat is both a Periodontist and Prosthodontist (double specialist in the fields of tooth replacement and bone/gum health) it makes for a highly trained specialist to help decide the best treatment.
A crown is a type of dental restoration which completely caps or encircles a tooth. Crowns are often needed when a large cavity threatens the ongoing health of a tooth. They are typically bonded to the tooth using dental cement. Crowns can be made from many materials, such as porcelain fused to noble metals (such as gold) or all ceramic crowns with no metal underneath.
Cosmetic Dental Partners in NYC offers both porcelain-fused to metal (often gold) crowns as well porcelain crowns that have no metal substructure. In cases where it is suitable porcelain fused to gold crowns are used. Gold is a highly bio-compatible material that provides a very accurate seal around the edges of the crown creating an enduring product that is both healthy for the tissues and esthetic.
The procedure usually involves 2 visits, the first of which is for the dentist to prepare the tooth in question, take an impression and send to a laboratory to fabricate the crown, while placing a temporary crown in its place to ensure comfort. The restoration is then cemented at the second visit.
A bridge, also known as a fixed partial denture, is a dental restoration used to replace a missing tooth or teeth by joining permanently to adjacent teeth. A bridge is fabricated by reducing the teeth on either side of the missing tooth or teeth and using them as anchors to permanently cement the bridge in place, thereby replacing any missing teeth. Bridges are highly aesthetic solutions for areas of tooth loss, when there are viable and strong teeth on either side of the missing dentition.