Is your smile hindered by darkened, chipped, or missing teeth? When teeth become damaged due to tooth decay, gum disease, or trauma, they can have an unsightly appearance. Fortunately, at New Century Dental, Dr. Onatsky can bring back your beautiful smile and restore the functionality of your teeth with beautiful porcelain bridges and crowns.

Bridges and Crowns

What are Crowns and Bridges?

Crowns are porcelain “caps” or covers that are put over the teeth to restore broken, chipped, misshapen, decayed, or severely worn down teeth. Bridges are porcelain restorations, which are also called fixed partial dentures, used to replace missing teeth in cases where there are remaining teeth in front of and behind the missing tooth. There are two types of bridges: fixed and removable. A fixed bridge is bonded or cemented into place while a removable bridge (more commonly known as a removable partial denture) can be taken out of the mouth for cleaning.

Why Do I Need A Crown?

Dr. Onatsky may recommend a crown to:

  • Support a tooth that has a large filling when there isn’t enough natural tooth structure remaining
  • Protect a weak tooth from fracturing
  • Restore a fractured tooth
  • Cover a badly shaped or discolored tooth
  • Cover a dental implant
  • Patients that need a root canal
  • Attach a bridge to replace missing teeth

Placing a custom dental crown, which looks and functions exactly like a normal, healthy tooth, may best treat any of these problems. Dr. Onatsky will ensure that your crown looks natural and fits comfortably in your mouth. In order to do that effectively, he will consider the tooth’s location and function, its visibility, and the color or shade of the surrounding teeth.  

Why Do I Need A Bridge?

Missing teeth can greatly affect your dental health. Teeth work together, and when a tooth is lost, the nearby teeth may tilt toward the empty space. Or, the teeth in the opposite jaw may shift up or down toward the space. This can result in an altered bite and unnatural stress on both the teeth and tissues in your mouth.  Missing teeth also can affect the way you chew and speak. Chewing on one side only may cause stress in your mouth and jaw joints. Additionally, a bridge helps maintain the natural shape of your face. The loss of a back tooth may cause your mouth to sink and your face to look older. A bridge will help to support your lips and cheeks, keeping you looking young and beautiful.

Why Choose Porcelain Crowns and Bridges at New Century Dental Office in Brooklyn?

A beautiful smile is extremely important to your self-esteem as well as your social and professional life. When you smile, people around you will smile, too. You’ll spread joy with a good smile, which is the universal sign of happiness. Adults of all ages can benefit from dental options that improve your smile. It can be hard to smile if you’re missing one or more teeth, or if your teeth have become discolored or cracked. Your teeth work together to help you chew, speak, sing and smile.

Fortunately, Dr. Onatsky’s skill and artistry can help bring back your beautiful smile and confidence. At New Century Dental, we take great pride in our ability to restore damaged or missing teeth. Dr. Onataky is highly qualified to swiftly perform these restorations. He will choose the perfect color and shape of the crown or bridge, helping them blend seamlessly with your natural teeth. Your new teeth will look and feel strong and natural. Contact us today to learn more about what New Century Dental can do for you.

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