What are dental crowns and bridges, and how do they repair and replace teeth?

The team at Glow Dental Spa explains that dental crowns and bridges are two of the most common restorative dentistry treatments used to repair, restore damaged, or replace missing teeth. They are excited to offer both in their Wayne, New Jersey, area office for new and returning patients.

Understanding dental crowns

A dental crown, also called a ceramic tooth cap, is a prosthetic cover that fits over a tooth that is damaged to protect it from further problems while also improving its appearance. It can be made from various materials, though our team often recommends fabricating dental crowns with porcelain or ceramic. These materials are both strong and durable and mimic the look of natural tooth enamel for a natural finished appearance.

Understanding dental bridges

The dental bridge is a restoration used to replace missing teeth. This may be one or several in a row. They utilize the adjacent teeth for support with crowns fused to false teeth, offering a permanently placed option that doesn’t require daily removal.

How long does it take to get dental crowns and bridges?

Many porcelain restorations obtained at most dental offices require at least two visits–one for the preparation of the teeth and the creation of molds and a second one for the final restoration to be bonded in place after it arrives back to the dental office from the ceramist. However, we are pleased to offer CEREC dentistry, which ensures same-day restorations from our team of professionals, saving you time and money!

How do I learn more about dental crowns and bridges at Glow Dental Spa?

Wayne, New Jersey, area patients ready to restore their smile with crowns and bridges can call our dentists at Glow Dental Spa at (973) 942-6550 to request a consultation visit and find out if these restorations are right for their smile! The office is located at 506 Hamburg Turnpike, Suite #101, and serves patients in Totowa, Haledon, North Haledon, Pompton Lakes, Hawthorne, and Oakland, NJ.