At Oakwood Dental Arts, we believe that everyone deserves to have a perfect smile, and that is why we offer a versatile solution for a wide range of dental issues. That solution is crowns and bridges. As part of our restorative dentistry, these procedures are specially designed to restore your teeth to their ideal level of health if one or more teeth have suffered severe damage or if they are altogether missing.
A dental crown, also known as a cap, is a synthetic tooth made of porcelain that is placed onto a damaged or otherwise unhealthy tooth to restore its proper structure and function. Crowns are generally used to strengthen a tooth that has been severely cracked, decayed or has had a root canal procedure and can no longer maintain a proper shape on its own. A dental crown can also replace a large filling or cover a severely misshapen or discolored tooth, and it can serve as support for a bridge.
A bridge is one or more synthetic teeth designed to replace teeth that are missing, in order to prevent the misalignment of the remaining healthy teeth and restore the proper function of your mouth. Made of tooth-resembling porcelain, a bridge will fill the spaces between your healthy teeth. To maintain proper positioning, the bridge will need to be attached to your natural teeth, dental implants or crowns, which will serve as an anchor.
If you live anywhere in Staten Island, NY, and would like to learn more about our crowns and bridges procedures, please do not hesitate to contact us at Oakwood Dental Arts. We have two locations in the Oakwood and Tottenville areas, and you can choose the one that is most convenient for you.