Crowns and Bridges in Monroe Township, NJ
Some of the most common dental procedures we perform are custom crowns and bridges. Our high-quality dentistry and materials restore your smile’s function and beauty. At Monroe Dental Arts, we have solutions for your dental problems, and we can help you get back on track to excellent dental health.
Why Do I Need a Dental Crown?
Dental crowns (sometimes called caps) protect your teeth. They become necessary after your tooth has sustained damage or deep decay. If your damaged tooth goes untreated, you may experience pain and tooth loss.
A dental crown works by fitting snugly over your natural tooth structure like a protective helmet. The crown absorbs some of the force your jaws exert when chewing. Dental crowns also hold your tooth structure together, assisting in the prevention of splitting and breakage.
Dental Crown Treatment
Dr. H.K. Virdee is experienced at dental crown procedures and enjoys restoring her patients’ comfort and health. She creates each crown individually for her patients, using the materials that work best and taking into consideration their appearance, function, and longevity.
When we do crown treatments, we start by numbing your tooth and making sure you feel completely comfortable. Dr. Virdee is gentle, and our patients always comment on how they didn’t feel a thing.
Once you feel completely relaxed, we will begin by prepping your tooth, making room for your crown and removing any decay or damaged tooth structure. Then, Dr. Virdee will make a temporary crown to hold you over until we receive your permanent one back from the dental lab.
Once we have your permanent crown, we will seal it to your natural tooth and make any final adjustments to ensure a comfortable bite.
The Purpose of Dental Bridges
Dental bridges replace missing teeth by using adjacent teeth as an anchor to hold an artificial tooth in place. Dental bridges require a little extra care so that you can keep them clean and keep your gums infection free. We will explain how to care for your specific dental bridge at your appointment.
A traditional dental bridge is the most common type and consists of two abutment crowns on your natural teeth adjacent to your missing tooth (or missing teeth). The abutment crowns hold your artificial tooth (or teeth) in place. Bridges come as one unit, and Dr. Virdee will make sure that it fits properly and looks great.
We can provide other types of dental bridges for those people who have only one adjacent tooth as an anchor and for people who need a bridge on their front teeth.
Call Now for a Dental Crown or Bridge Evaluation
Do you think you need a crown or bridge and want to learn more about the options available to you? Call our Monroe Township dental office and set up an appointment for an evaluation with Dr. Virdee. She and our entire team look forward to serving you and providing you with outstanding dental care. You can also read our Crowns and Bridges FAQs!