Dental Crown and Bridge – Marlton, NJ
Save Your Smile with a Crown or Bridge
Your teeth are designed to last for a lifetime with the right care over the years. Unfortunately, even the best preventive efforts may not be enough. Decay, trauma, or infection can cause a tooth to become damaged or fall out. This significantly impacts your oral health and your quality of life. Your dentist in Marlton, Dr. Kristin B. Petulla or Dr. Jennifer L. Kazemi, can rebuild your smile with a dental crown or bridge. You can enjoy a healthy, functional smile that can last for several years.
What is a Dental Crown?
A dental crown is a custom-made cap bonded to a tooth. Your tooth is reshaped to allow the crown to be fitted over it, covering its entire surface down to the gum line. Although they had a dark, metal appearance in the past, all-ceramic material now allows them to look like a natural tooth. They are crafted to meet the exact size, shape, and color you need to blend in with your teeth.
A dental crown in Marlton is most often recommended to repair a damaged tooth, such as one that has severe decay or a large break. It is common for a crown to be used with other restorative treatments as well, such as root canal therapy or a dental bridge. With the right aftercare, your restoration can last for an average of 10 years before needing to be replaced.
What is a Dental Bridge?
A dental bridge is widely used to replace one to three consecutive missing teeth because it provides an affordable and convenient solution. An impression of your mouth is used to design a bridge of prosthetic teeth. They are made to match your natural teeth to improve oral functions and aesthetics.
The bridge is secured in place by attaching dental crowns to your adjacent teeth. As a result, you will not need to worry about any slipping or irritation as you regain the ability to chew your favorite foods again. Your bridge can complete your smile for an average of 5 years before needing a replacement if you take the time to care for it properly.
Am I a Candidate for a Dental Crown or Bridge?
Although a dental crown is a common treatment, not all damaged or decayed teeth require one. We only recommend it when there are no other viable treatment options, such as to:
- Treat a large area of decay.
- Protect a weakened tooth from breaking.
- Treat a large break or fracture in the tooth’s crown.
- When needed to perform another restorative treatment.
Now, you have many options to replace your missing teeth; however, a bridge remains the most conventional solution. To complete your smile, your adjacent teeth must be healthy to support the bridge.
Rebuild Your Smile Today!
You do not need to let damaged or missing teeth hurt your oral health. Our team can rebuild your smile using the latest methods in restorative dentistry. If you are ready to restore a healthy, functional smile, contact our office today to schedule a consultation.