CROWNS AND BRIDGES

Crowns and Bridges Brooklyn, NY

Dental crowns and bridges in Brooklyn, NY are a fast and effective way to restore an imperfect smile. Many men and women in Brooklyn and the greater Manhattan area suffer daily with broken, damaged, decayed and missing teeth. Oftentimes the most effective and reliable treatments for an imperfect smile involve tooth restoration. Two common forms of tooth restoration available to patients in Brooklyn, New York are dental crowns and dental bridges—both of which can be undergone at Dr. Malka Carmazi, DDS.

Dental Crowns

A dental crown is one of the most common forms of tooth restoration Brooklyn and Manhattan dental patients undergo. Crowns are tooth-shaped "caps" that are placed over a tooth in order to improve overall appearance, while restoring size, shape and strength. When Dr. Malka Carmazi, DDS cements a crown in place, it will fully encase the visible portion of the natural tooth that lies above the gum line.

Why might patients in Manhattan and Brooklyn, NY need a dental crown?

  • To protect a weak tooth from breaking
  • To hold together parts of a cracked tooth
  • To restore a tooth that is severely worn down or already broken
  • To cover and support a tooth with a large filling when only a small portion of the tooth remains
  • To hold a dental bridge in place
  • To cover severely discolored teeth
  • To cover misshapen teeth
  • To cover a dental implant

Dental Bridges

Dental bridges at Dr. Malka Carmazi, DDS in Brooklyn, NY are literally bridges that gap the space created by one or more missing teeth. While crowns are used to restore the function of a damaged tooth, dental bridges help Brooklyn and Manhattan residents to replace teeth that are missing all together.

A bridge commonly consists of two crowns used to cover the teeth on either side of the gap, as well as false tooth/teeth in between. These false teeth are known as pontics and are commonly made of porcelain, gold, alloys or a combination of these materials.

There are three main types of dental bridges:

  • Traditional bridges – A crown for the tooth or implant on either side of the missing tooth, with a pontic in between.
  • Cantilever bridges – Used when there is only one tooth present on the side of the missing tooth or teeth—often the case with rear molars.
  • Maryland bonded bridges – Consist of plastic teeth and gums supported by a metal framework. Metal wings located on each side of the bridge are bonded to your existing teeth.

Crown and bridge treatments at Dr. Malka Carmazi, DDS are a great way for patients in the Brooklyn and greater Manhattan area to replace imperfect or missing teeth. See if these dental restoration treatments can help you to restore your naturally beautiful smile.

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