Crowns And Bridges Specialist

Zen Dentistry NYC

General and Cosmetic Dentistry located in Upper East Side, New York, NY

Crowns and bridges are a classic dental treatment for restoring damaged teeth or replacing missing ones. At Zen Dentistry NYC, conveniently located in New York City’s Upper East Side, the team of restorative dental experts provide high-quality crowns and bridges to rehabilitate their patients’ teeth and give them something that they love to smile about. To learn more, schedule a visit today by phone or online.

Crowns & Bridges

What’s a crown?

A crown is an artificial tooth cap that the team at Zen Dentistry NYC permanently affixes to an existing root structure in your mouth, like a natural tooth root or a dental implant. Once in place, a crown feels and functions just like a natural tooth. Depending on the material used for the crown, it can even look just like a natural tooth as well!

Why should I get a crown?

Crowns add to your oral health in a number of ways, including:

  • Restoring function to a tooth that’s suffered severe damage or decay
  • Improving your ability to properly chew and speak
  • Replacing an unsightly tooth
  • Preventing an already compromised tooth from further damage
  • Capping off a dental implant

To learn more about what a crown can do for your smile, schedule a consultation with the team at Zen Dentistry NYC.

What’s a bridge?

A bridge is a prosthetic tooth that fills any spaces where you might have missing teeth. It’s composed of a “pontic” (the artificial tooth) that has a crown attached to either side, and literally “bridges” the gap in your smile between your missing teeth.

Why should I get a bridge?

Your mouth was designed to have all of your teeth working together in harmony, and when one of your teeth doesn’t show up for the job, it can compromise your overall oral health. By replacing your tooth, a bridge prevents many of the problems that arise from missing teeth. A bridge can:

  • Prevent your natural teeth from shifting out of place and into the missing tooth space
  • Aid in the proper distribution of force in your bite
  • Keep your facial muscles from sagging into the space left by your missing tooth
  • Improve your ability to properly speak and chew

Besides the numerous health benefits, bridges also improve the aesthetic appearance in your smile by filling in the holes. 

What’s the process for getting a crown or bridge?

When you come in for a crown or bridge, the Zen Dentistry NYC team numbs your mouth with a local anesthetic and shaves some enamel off of your teeth. In the case of a crown, they reduce the enamel from your tooth-to-be-crowned. If you’re getting a bridge, they shave the enamel from the teeth next to your missing tooth.

Once your teeth are prepared, your dentist takes an impression of your smile. That impression is sent to a lab that designs your crown or bridge to fit comfortably within your smile. Your dentist gives you a temporary bridge or crown to wear while you wait for your permanent restoration to come back from the lab.

When your permanent restoration is ready, you come back for a second visit. Your dentist removes your temporary solution and places the permanent crown or bridge. After they check to ensure that the fit and bite are good, they permanently seal it to your teeth with a dental cement. You’ll leave the office with an instantly improved smile that you’ll be proud to share with the world.

Get your dream smile today by scheduling a crown or bridge consultation with the team at Zen Dentistry NYC. You can book your visit by phone or online.