Improve Your Smile With Our Quality Crowns and Bridges

Improve Your Smile With Our Quality Crowns and Bridges

Don’t let damaged teeth ruin your smile. At New England Dental Associates, we provide superior restorative dentistry services, including crowns and bridges in our comfortable and relaxing office. Trust in our 27 years of experience for impressive results. We provide emergency dental services as well. Call us at 508-541-6886.

Natural-Looking Bridges
A dental bridge is a safe, discreet way to replace a section of missing teeth. Dental bridges can restore the natural contour of your teeth and the proper bite relationship between upper and lower teeth. 

They are custom-made and are sometimes referred to as fixed partial dentures as they are semi-permanent and are fixed to your existing teeth or implants. Porcelain, gold alloys, or combinations of materials are used to make bridge appliances. Implant bridges are attached to an area below the gum tissue or the bone.

There are many types of fixed dental bridges:
Conventional fixed bridges
Cantilever bridges
Resin-bonded bridges
Unlike removable devices such as removable bridges, which you can take out and clean daily, fixed dental bridges are cemented onto existing teeth or implants, and can only be removed by your dentist. 

Restore the Strength and Beauty of Your Teeth 
A dental crown is a synthetic cap made of material like porcelain. It is placed over a tooth to restore its strength, shape, size, and improve its general appearance following a restorative procedure such as root canal. 

If the decay in your tooth is too advanced and a large portion of your tooth must be removed, crowns are used to restore your tooth’s functionality. Crowns are used to attach bridges, cover implants, prevent a chipped tooth from becoming worse, or an existing filling is at risk of becoming loose or dislocated. Dental crowns are also the preferred aesthetic solution when a discolored or stained tooth needs to be restored to its natural appearance.

Dental Crown Procedure
To perform the dental crown procedure, your tooth must be reduced in size to accommodate the crown. Your dentist takes a molded impression of the tooth and sends it to a special dental laboratory to create a custom-designed crown. While you wait for a permanent crown, dentists usually fit a temporary crown. Permanent crowns are cemented in place.

Although crowns are sometimes confused with veneers, they are very different. Veneers are typically applied to a very small area. 

Caring for Your Crown
A quality crown could last up to eight years or longer with proper care. To avoid excess plaque or collection of debris around the restoration, it is important that you floss in the area of the crown.

Jaw clenching or bruxism (teeth grinding) can shorten the life of your crown while eating brittle food, ice, or hard candy can compromise the adhesion of the crown or damage the crown.

Call us at 508-541-6886.
We are members of the American Dental Association.