Importance of Crowns and Bridges

Find out the benefits of getting crowns and bridges from our Stamford, CT, dental team. 

When you are faced with a broken, cracked or damaged tooth, it’s important that you have a dentist that you can turn to for immediate and dependable care. Here in Stamford, CT, our family dentist Dr. Prasanna Ravuri and her team offer a wide range of restorative treatment options including dental crowns and bridges. These restorations have been around a while because they provide an easy, reliable and long-lasting solution to treat damaged or missing teeth.

When are dental crowns needed?

This tooth-shaped restoration is made to completely cover a tooth’s natural crown all the way to the gumline, where it is cemented into place. A crown is a hollow cap is that customized based on impressions taken of your mouth and teeth to provide a perfect fit. The crowns and bridges we offer here in our Stamford, CT, dental practice are made from incredibly durable materials including porcelain, which ensures that restorations look just like natural tooth enamel and last for many years.  

Wondering if your smile could benefit from a crown? Crowns are most often used to,

  • Replace a large filling
  • Strengthen a weak tooth
  • Restore full chewing power back into your bite
  • Protect a tooth’s natural structure to prevent further damage
  • Improve the appearance of a discolored or misshapen tooth
  • Support a dental bridge
  • Cover a dental implant

When are dental bridges used?

If you are missing one or more teeth in a row and you’re looking for a quick option for getting a full smile back, then dental bridges may be the right solution. Just like a dental crown, our dental team will custom design your bridge to fit your smile. Two crowns are then fitted and placed over natural teeth on both sides of the gap. These healthy, natural teeth will anchor the bridge into place to support the false teeth that will fill the gap.

Do you have questions about getting dental crowns and bridges from our Stamford, CT, dental team? Want to discuss your treatment options with us? If so, call Merritt Dental Care today at (203) 356-9990 to learn more about this popular restorative treatment and whether it’s right for you.

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