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When patients are looking for a new dental office, they have numerous questions about what to expect. Please browse some of our frequently asked questions and see some of the answers to the most common ones. If you do not see your question listed here, just give us a call and we will happily answer any questions you may have about our office.
Crowns and Bridges
Having a missing tooth can lead to feeling self-conscious about the way you look or even make it more difficult for you to eat. At Monroe Dental Arts, we offer tooth-replacement options including the fixed dental bridge.
Tooth Replacement Option
Dental bridges are a great option for patients facing dental extractions or who already have a missing tooth. Dental bridges “bridge” the gap in your smile by placing an artificial tooth in the place of the missing tooth. The replacement tooth is attached to two healthy crowned teeth adjacent to the gap in your smile. A dental bridge keeps your teeth from shifting toward the space left by your missing tooth, which is a great way to preserve the integrity of your bite.
Shifting teeth also lead to other problems like exposed roots and misalignment. A dental bridge keeps this process from happening by acting as a placeholder. Bridges also fill in the space from your missing tooth, making your smile complete again.
Contact Our Monroe Township NJ Clinic
Each of the dental bridges we create at our Monroe Township, NJ dental office will match your natural teeth, so no one will notice you have a dental bridge. Keeping your gums around your dental bridge healthy is essential. We can go over ways to get the most out of your dentistry when you come in for your next dental appointment.
Dental crowns are versatile, addressing a number of conditions to add stability and comfort to a tooth that has sustained disease or trauma. Crowns can also provide preventive treatment as part of a comprehensive treatment plan or for teeth that are unstable or compromised.
Conditions That May Need a Crown
Some of the conditions leading to a dental crown recommendation include:
A broken or fractured tooth – A filling is often not enough to support and protect a broken or fractured tooth. A dental crown completely covers the tooth above the gumline and absorbs some of the force of chewing.
Worn teeth – Teeth that have been exposed to bruxism (clenching and grinding) over a long period of time may have exposed dentin that feels sensitive. A dental crown can restore the size and shape of the tooth.
Root canal teeth – A root canal leaves teeth more brittle, but when combined with a dental crown, you can enjoy the same comfort, function, and stability of your natural tooth.
Cosmetic solutions – Covering an unattractive or dark tooth with a dental crown or veneer can improve the appearance of your smile and add confidence.
Replacing large fillings – Large amalgam fillings might need to be replaced with a dental crown as removing large fillings can leave the tooth unstable.
Teeth with deep decay – If decay goes deep enough, a dental crown may be more suitable for long-term protection.
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