If you are missing one or more teeth, or if your teeth are cracked or damaged, Dr. Andrew Cohen may recommend replacing them with a porcelain dental bridge or crown. Bridges and crowns work to restore your smile, oral health, and oral function so that you can regain your quality of life and your beautiful smile.
This type of prosthetic tooth replacement literally “bridges” the gap in your smile, working to preserve your bite and give you back a beautiful and functional smile. With a dental bridge, you can once again smile, speak and eat with confidence.
A dental bridge is typically provided when you are missing a single tooth or several teeth in a row. Dental bridges are fixed restorations, meaning that they are not removable once placed. Your bridge will consist of one or more replacement teeth, which are anchored in place with crowns on the teeth to either side of the gap or with a dental implant. The crowns or the implant hold the bridge in place and ensure that your replacement teeth will not shift out of place or come loose.
Dental bridges offer many benefits besides restoring your smile and oral function, including:
- Alleviating stress on your bite
- Improving the shape and volume of your face
- Replacing partial dentures
- Preventing your remaining teeth from shifting out of position
Dental crowns are used to restore and strengthen teeth that are cracked, broken, or damaged by decay. Our porcelain crowns are custom-designed to provide you with naturally-beautiful and long-lasting results that will restore your smile as well as your oral health and function.
Crowns are used for a variety of cosmetic and restorative purposes, including:
- To support large fillings when little natural tooth structure remains
- Strengthening teeth that are fractured or weakened
- Protecting a tooth that has received a root canal treatment
- Anchoring and attaching dental bridges
- Covering and completing a dental implant
- Improving the appearance of a misshapen tooth
- To enhance the appearance of your smile
Dental crowns fit over the entire visible portion of your tooth, covering it and protecting it from further damage while simultaneously restoring it to its original shape and size. Crowns are custom-made to fit your mouth so that you can regain a comfortable and healthy quality of life in your day-to-day activities. While crowns may be made of a variety of materials, our dentist has chosen to use porcelain in order to provide you with the most natural-looking result possible. We will work with you to determine the correct shade of white so that your crown blends in with your natural teeth to produce a beautiful result for your smile.
We choose to create our crowns and bridges out of porcelain due to the fact that porcelain closely mimics the appearance and durability of your natural tooth enamel. Porcelain is also stain-resistant, which will help to keep your smile looking healthy and beautiful.
We invite you to call the office of Andrew Cohen, DMD at 215-572-7566 to learn more about porcelain dental crowns and bridges in Jenkintown, Pennsylvania, and to schedule your consultation with our experienced dentist.