Dr. Edward Shluper, DDS | Mountain Lakes, NJ

Crowns & Bridges in Mountain Lakes, NJ

Dental crowns and bridges are more permanent alternatives to missing or damaged teeth. They are cemented to your natural teeth or implants to enhance the appearance, alignment, and strength of your teeth. 

Treatment of Dental Crown

A dental crown, or “cap,” is used in various dental treatments, including replacing big fillings, protecting and repairing a weak or damaged tooth, covering a dental implant, discolored tooth, or tooth with an irregular form, and connecting a bridge. The dental crown process starts with modifying the natural tooth to accommodate the dental crown. Then, your dentist will create a dental imprint of your teeth and send it to a dental laboratory to fabricate the crown. 

Finally, dental cement bonds the crown to the pre-shaped tooth. Depending on your tastes and dental requirements, the dental crown may be composed of gold alloys, other metals, acrylic, ceramic, or porcelain.

Dental Bridge Procedure

A dental bridge is a prosthetic tooth designed to cover and replace a missing tooth. If a dental bridge is required, your dentist will shape the teeth on each side of the gap and take a dental impression. 

The dentist will submit this impression to a laboratory to fabricate the bridge. Once completed, your dentist will bond it to the reshaped teeth on each side of the gap, giving the impression of perfectly formed teeth.

Crowns and Bridges: How Long are They Effective?

Biting on ice, hard foods, or other abrasive objects may cause crowns and bridges to become loose or fall out. Another reason crowns or bridges may become loose over time is a dental disease that results in tooth or bone loss.

Even if you and your dentist decide to replace your lost teeth with a crown or a bridge, we hope your new smile is the result of your new teeth. However, crowns and bridges may last a lifetime with proper dental hygiene. 

Brush at least twice daily, floss or clean between your teeth at least once daily with interdental brushes or water flossers, and explore additional beneficial items such as antibacterial mouth rinses and tongue scrapers. 

Dental crowns and bridges enhance the beauty and function of your teeth, and with appropriate maintenance, they may last a very long time. Get quality crowns and bridges by Edward Shluper, DDS. If you have any concerns concerning dental crown and bridge services or need them, please get in touch with us: call us at (973) 743-5432, book online, or visit us at 115 US Highway 46, Mountain Lakes, NJ 07046, Building E, Ste. 33.

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