What’s the difference between a dental crown and a bridge?
Crowns and bridges are similar in that they are both dental prosthetics that restore the health, appearance, and functionality of your smile. However, the problems they solve are different; we use dental crowns at our Midland Park, NJ dental office to restore damaged teeth and bridges to replace missing teeth.
Dental Crowns Protect Your Teeth
If you have a cavity in a tooth, a tooth-colored dental filling is often sufficient to get rid of decay and restore the tooth. However, sometimes the damage is extensive enough that we need a solution to protect the entire tooth, and that’s what a dental crown does. You have probably heard crowns referred to as “caps” because they fit over a tooth to strengthen and protect it.
Dental Bridges Replace Missing Teeth
When you lose a tooth, it’s in your best interest to replace it as soon as possible. A dental bridge fills the gap in your smile left by a missing tooth. They are typically made as a three-piece unit that includes an artificial tooth and dental crowns attached to adjacent teeth.
Call Us for a Dental Appointment
If you have questions about dental crowns and bridges in Midland Park, NJ, please call Ohana Dental of Bergen County. Dr. Misato Fukuda and Dr. James Venuti care about you and your oral health and use only the highest quality materials to create beautiful, natural-looking dental restorations.
Please call us today to schedule a dental appointment to learn more about which is right for you.