Dental Crowns & Bridges

Wappingers Falls, New York

If you have a chipped, cracked, or lost tooth, Mel Mel Dental is here to help. We are pleased to offer a range of restorative dentistry procedures, including dental crowns and bridges, custom-created for your smile. We use the latest technology and materials to deliver natural-looking, comfortable, and durable restorations to enhance your smile and quality of life.

What Are Dental Crowns?

Dental crowns are tooth-shaped restorations that "cap" or cover the entire tooth structure of weak or damaged teeth, restoring their function and appearance. At Mel Mel Dental, we offer all-porcelain crowns that match the color, texture, and shape of your natural teeth, delivering seamless results. With proper care, your dental crown can last 15 years or even longer!

Why Would You Need a Dental Crown?

Dr. Suditu may recommend a dental crown for the following reasons:

  • To preserve a weak tooth and prevent it from breaking
  • To restore a tooth if a filling is too large for the tooth to support
  • To preserve a cracked or broken tooth
  • To protect a tooth after a root canal treatment
  • To repair a tooth that's worn down by chewing, grinding, or age
  • To hold a dental bridge in place
  • To replace a missing tooth by covering a dental implant
  • To improve your bite patterns
  • To improve the size, shape, color, or overall appearance of a tooth

What Are Dental Bridges?

A dental bridge may be the ideal solution for your smile if you are missing one or more adjacent teeth. At Mel Mel Dental, we offer fixed and implant-supported bridges to restore your smile's health, function, and natural appearance.

  • Fixed Bridge: A fixed dental bridge is made up of one or more artificial teeth anchored to dental crowns placed on healthy, natural teeth on either side of the gap.
  • Implant-Supported Bridges: Rather than relying on your natural teeth for support, implant-supported bridges are attached to dental implants, providing an exceptionally stable and functional solution to replace two or more adjacent teeth.

What Are the Benefits of Dental Bridges?

Here are some of the benefits of dental bridges:

  • They match the color and texture of the surrounding teeth, leaving you with beautifully natural results.
  • They prevent any remaining teeth from shifting out of place, which may otherwise lead to crooked teeth, crowding, or problems with the bite.
  • They fill in gaps in your smile, enhancing your appearance and boosting your confidence.
  • A complete set of teeth makes it easier to chew, speak, laugh, and smile, enhancing your quality of life.
  • Dental bridges can last many years with proper care, offering a long-lasting solution to restore your smile.

What Is the Dental Crown or Bridge Procedure?

The crown and bridge procedures are similar. Both start with reshaping the damaged tooth or the teeth on either side of the gap by removing some of the tooth structure to accommodate your new restoration.

The next step is taking 3D digital impressions of your teeth using our intraoral scanner without dealing with gooey or messy putty. Our partner dental lab will use these dental impressions as a blueprint to create your custom crown or bridge to the specifications of your smile. In the meantime, we'll place a temporary crown or bridge on the prepared tooth or teeth for protection.

When your restoration is ready, you'll return to our office. Dr. Suditu will make sure your permanent crown or bridge provides a perfect fit before securely attaching it to your tooth or teeth. The last step is making adjustments to ensure the best fit and function.

Dental Crowns and Bridges Near Me in Wappingers Falls, NY

If you are interested in learning more about restoring your smile's health and function with a dental crown or bridge, contact Mel Mel Dental to schedule a consultation. Dr. Suditu and his team are committed to delivering high-quality restorations using the latest technology and materials.

We invite you to call us at 845-632-6613 to schedule an appointment or request one online today!

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