Crowns And Bridges

Saugus Smiles

General Dentists & Cosmetic Dentists located in Saugus, MA

If you have missing or damaged teeth, crowns and bridges offer a solution. These restorations are among the services available from Greg Rosenblatt, DMD, of Saugus Smiles in Saugus, Massachusetts. Learn more about how crowns and bridges can restore your smile during a face-to-face consultation. Booking a visit is as simple as a phone call or a few moments on the online scheduling page, so don’t delay.

Crowns and Bridges Q & A

What is a dental crown?

A dental crown is a tooth restoration that covers the entire visible portion of your tooth. It’s a lasting treatment that allows you to eat and speak normally, with no concerns about damaging the underlying natural tooth tissue. 

Some dental concerns a crown can address include:

  • Cracked or chipped tooth
  • Fractured tooth 
  • Excessive wear
  • Advanced decay
  • Irregularities in color
  • Misshapen tooth
  • Abnormally small tooth
  • Discoloration

Dental crowns are the visible portion of dental implants. 

What steps are involved in getting a dental crown?

The first step is a thorough dental exam to determine if a dental crown is right for you. If you and Dr. Rosenblatt decide to move forward with a crown, the next step involves gathering digital scans or impressions. This information is sent to a dental lab, where your crown is manufactured to those specifications. 

A small portion of your tooth tissue is removed to make room for your new crown. You’ll receive a temporary crown to wear until the permanent version is ready. At that point you’ll return to have your crown cemented into place, completing the restoration. 

What is a dental bridge?

A dental bridge is a treatment that replaces one or more missing teeth. The device consists of a false tooth, called a pontic, secured to dental crowns on either side. There are also dental bridges that include multiple pontics to replace a span of missing teeth. 

What steps are involved in getting a dental bridge?

The process of getting a dental bridge is similar to that of getting a crown. The teeth on either side are prepared to receive crowns and when the crowns are cemented into place, they act as a secure anchor for the false teeth in between. 

There are special bridges that are only anchored in place with one crown. Another option is held in place by several dental implants. All-on-FourⓇ dental implants are a form of implant-supported bridges or dentures that can replace an entire span of upper or lower teeth. 

If you’re searching for a lasting restoration for a damaged, aesthetically displeasing, or missing tooth, crowns and bridges are worth considering. Learn more during your personalized consultation with Dr. Rosenblatt, which you can book online or over the phone today.