Dental Crowns and Bridges
We Can Help in Manhattan’s Upper West Side
A lost or broken tooth is a traumatic experience on its own. Missing teeth can cause pain, bite problems, and embarrassment. So let Midtown dentist Dr. Marc Beshar gently make the repair with dental crowns and bridges — a proven, painless way to enhance your smile.
Dr. Beshar, conveniently located near Lincoln Center and Columbus Circle, has more than 20 years of experience shaping, molding, and fitting dental crowns and bridges to look and feel like natural teeth. Dental crowns add strength and protection to your mouth. We use special porcelain dental crowns which match the color of your teeth.
Dr. Beshar carefully inspects each dental crown to ensure proper fit and spacing, and listens to patients as they express whatever concerns they have about the procedure and their comfort. After two short visits, you will have a beautiful, strong smile.
Dr Beshar also uses CEREC technology to make beautiful esthetic and strong ceramic crowns in one day. The teeth are scanned with a computer wand so there are no mouth-full-of-goop impressions and no temporary crown to fall out in between dental visits – because it is all done in a single day!
Do I need a dental crown?
Porcelain dental crowns provide your mouth with the strength and functionality you are used to. Dental crowns are generally used if you have:
- A tooth which has cracked due to an older filling
- A root canal
- Ground down teeth where the structural integrity is compromised
- Silver caps, or multiple silver fillings in the same tooth to make your mouth more flattering
What is the difference between a dental crown and a dental bridge?
Generally speaking, a dental crown is used when there is damage to a single tooth, whereas a dental bridge is actually a replacement for multiple missing teeth. A dental bridge is usually attached to an existing tooth or dental implants, and the new tooth actually “bridges” the gap between two existing teeth. Because it’s anchored to your existing teeth or dental implants, you’ll have a stable solution that looks and feels natural. A simple brushing and flossing regimen can help maintain your porcelain dental bridge, making it a simpler option than dentures.
Interested in learning more about dental crowns or bridges? Set up an appointment to discuss dental crowns at our Midtown dental office.
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