Dental Crowns and Dental Bridges in Florham Park, NJ
A Healthy Smile Dentistry in Florham Park, NJ can provide patients with all of their restorative dentistry needs. This includes dental crowns for both restorative and cosmetic reasons, as well as dental bridges to fill in any gaps left by missing teeth. We can restore your smile to look like one you had before any damage, or to a smile you have always desired. We will also ensure that your teeth are functioning well so you can eat at ease.
Dental crowns are caps for your teeth. They are generally used to cover a large filling, root canal, or damaged tooth. This will restore the function of your tooth as well as protect it from further damage. Dental crowns are also used for cosmetic reasons. If your teeth suffer from harsh stains that do not respond to whitening treatments, dental crowns can restore the appearance of your teeth. Since dental crowns are made out of ceramic material, they are stain resistant.
The procedure for dental crowns is quite simple. First, Dr. Gohard will do any procedures that need to be done to your teeth. She will then take impressions of the tooth to be sent to the lab. While waiting for your permanent crown, you will have a temporary crown put in place to hold you over. The lab will construct a ceramic dental crown to fit your tooth and shape of surrounding teeth perfectly. When it is done, it will be sent back to Dr. Gohard, where she will cement the permanent crown to your tooth.
Dental bridges are a cost effective solution for replacing missing teeth. If you have a missing tooth, you may be a candidate for dental bridges. Of course, we recommend dental implants as your first option because they maintain bone mass in the jaw, although they can be quite costly. If you have decided that a dental bridge is the most cost effective and efficient solution for your missing tooth, we will go forth with the procedure.
The procedure is quite simple. Dr. Gohard will examine your mouth to ensure your teeth and gums are healthy. If your bridge is going to be noticeable, we recommend you achieve your preferred level of whiteness on your teeth first. The porcelain/ceramic material that we use to make your bridge is bleach resistant. Therefore, it will stand out if you whiten your teeth after your procedure. We will create the bridge according to your surrounding teeth color. Dr. Gohard will prepare your teeth by shaving down the teeth adjacent to the gap in order to prepare for the crowns that will connect the bridge. Impressions will be taken and you will be fixed with a temporary bridge. Once returned from the lab, Dr. Gohard will cement the crowns to your teeth. The bridge will be complete and your smile will look like you were never missing a tooth.
Care for Your Dental Crowns and Dental Bridges
Dental crowns and dental bridges require the same amount of care as your real teeth. You will need to brush twice daily, as well as floss regularly in order to keep your mouth free of gum disease, which can cause your dental crown or dental bridge to fail. The only way your crown and bridge can be harmed is if it falls victim to physical harm. This can include taking a blow to the face, or experiencing grinding or clenching of your teeth. Ask Dr. Gohard about mouth guards if you play contact sports or grind or clench your teeth. A mouth guard will protect your restoration and the rest of your teeth.
If you are in need of restorative dentistry work for your stained, damaged or even missing tooth, you may be a candidate for dental crowns or dental bridges. Contact our dentist office in Florham Park, NJ by calling 973-377-2222 or by visiting our contact us page to fill out our online contact form. We look forward to restoring your smile!