Save Teeth With Prosthetic Crowns
posted: Oct. 05, 2021.
Dr. Todd Vaccaro and Dr. Megan Curran of Vaccaro Family Dentistry restore decayed and damaged teeth with prosthetic crowns and bridges in Niskayuna, NY. Crowns and bridges are custom restorations that can repair or replace teeth to keep your smile looking great and keep your mouth healthy.
Crowns and bridges in Niskayuna, NY
Dental crowns can save teeth that have been damaged or are badly decayed. A crown fits over a tooth like a cap to strengthen it. First, the tooth is repaired so that only healthy and strong natural tooth structure remains. That remaining tooth is then sculpted down to make room for the crown around it.
You may wear a temporary crown while your custom crown is created. Crowns are usually made of porcelain material that is strong and blends in with your natural smile. At a final appointment, your custom-made dental crown is cemented into place and you leave with a new tooth!
Bridges are restorations made to replace missing teeth. They utilize dental crowns by placing them on the healthy teeth on either side of a gap. These crowns will hold up one or more prosthetic teeth in the gap to complete your smile.
Caring for your crowns and bridges is easy when you keep up a great oral hygiene routine. Your dentist will recommend brushing for two minutes twice a day and flossing at least once a day. If you grind your teeth at night, your dentist will recommend a nightguard to protect the crown from damage. It's also important to stick to your regular teeth cleaning appointments so your crowns are examined regularly, too.
Vaccaro Family Dentistry can save your teeth with crowns and bridges in Niskayuna, NY. Dr. Vaccaro and Dr. Curran place crowns and bridges for patients to repair or replace damaged teeth and keep smiles beautiful! Contact us to schedule an appointment at 518-377-3628.