CROWN & BRIDGE

Your dentist in Warren, NJ

Crowns and most bridges are fixed prosthetic mechanisms.  Unlike dentures, which are removable, crowns and bridges are cemented onto existing teeth or implants and can only be removed by a dentist. 

CROWNS

A crown is a tooth-shaped "cap" which is used to entirely cover a damaged tooth.  Aside from restoring the tooth's shape and size, a crown provides strength and improves the tooth's appearance.  Additionally, crowns are used on top of a dental implant to add function, structure and a tooth-like shape.  Porcelain crowns are matched to the color of your natural teeth.  Additional materials such as metal alloys, acrylic and ceramic crowns are generally stronger than porcelain and may be suggested for back teeth.  The most popular crown is made of porcelain bonded to a metal shell as it is both strong and attractive.

  

Dr. Scott may recommend a crown to:  

  • Protect a weak tooth from fracturing  

  • Cover a discolored or poorly shaped tooth  

  • Restore a fracture tooth  

  • Replace a large filling when there isn't enough tooth remaining  

  • Cover a dental implant  

  • Attach a bridge  

  • Cover a tooth that has had root canal therapy

BRIDGE

Bridges are generally used to replace one or more missing teeth and "bridge" the gap where teeth are missing.  Gaps from missing teeth can eventually cause the remaining teeth to shift or rotate which can result in a bad bit, gum disease or even TMJ disorders.

Bridges are cemented to the natural teeth or implants surrounding the empty space.  Called abutments, these teeth serve as anchors for the bridge.  Similar to crowns, porcelain or ceramic bridges are typically recommended since this material can be matched to the color of your natural teeth.

Dr. Scott may recommend a Bridge to: 

  • Restore your smile 

  • Enable you to properly chew and speak 

  • Prevent remaining teeth from shifting or rotating 

  • Maintain the shape of your face 

  • Restore your teeths proper bite

Procedure for Crown and Bridge

In order to make sure the crown or bridge fits properly, the tooth (or teeth) are reduced in size.  Once the tooth/teeth are reduced, Dr. Scott will take an impression to provide an exact mold for the crown or bridge.  He will then help you determine the correct shade to match the color of your existing teeth.  

The impression is sent to a dental lab, where your crown or bridge will be made to the correct color and specifications.  A temporary crown or bridge is placed on the prepared tooth while the permanent crown or bridge is being made.  Once the permanent crown or bridge is ready, the temporary is removed and the new crown or bridge is cemented into place. 

Location and Hours

Warren Dentist

Serving Warren, NJ and Surrounding Areas

161 Washington Valley Rd, Suite 202

Warren, NJ 07059

Hours

Monday: 7:30am- 7:30pm

Tuesday: 5:00pm- 9:00pm

Wednesday: 7:30am- 7:30pm

Thursday: 7:30am- 7:30pm

Friday: 7:30am- 5:30pm

Saturdays: 8:00am- 2:00pm

Sundays: Closed

161 Washington Valley Rd, Suite 202   |   Warren, NJ   |   732-630-6672

DELUXE DENTAL GROUP

161 Washington Valley Rd
Suite 202
Warren, NJ 07059
732-630-6672

 

Monday: 7:30am- 7:30pm
Tuesday: 5:00pm- 9:00pm
Wednesday: 7:30am- 7:30pm
Thursday: 7:30am- 7:30pm
Friday: 7:30am- 5:30pm
Saturdays: 8:00am- 2:00pm
Sundays: Closed

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