Cortland Crowns & Bridges - Restorative Dentistry - Elite Dental & Denture PC

Crowns and Bridges

Restorative dentistry allows patients who have experienced tooth wear, cavities, periodontal disease and other dental concerns to have full, healthy smiles.

While our teeth may be strong, they’re not invulnerable. The general effects of time plus isolated issues like cavities and gum disease will take their toll. But a restorative dentist will assist you in moving forward with a healthy, beautiful smile that still feels like your own.

Depending on your needs, a single crown, multiple crowns, a bridge or a combination of these restorations may be a part of your treatment plan. Porcelain restorations allow us to rebuild worn or broken teeth while keeping your smile bright and natural. Our team has over 15 years of experience and we will provide you with care that is unique to your oral health and smile. Schedule a consultation to learn more about what we recommend for your needs.

Reasons for Tooth Restoration

  • Prevent the need for future extraction and avoid tooth loss
  • Relieve discomfort and improve daily life
  • Fix worn, cracked or broken teeth
  • Replace missing or severely damaged teeth
  • Restore worn teeth caused by ongoing bruxism
  • Fill gaps between teeth for a more symmetrical smile
  • Straighten crooked teeth and improve your bite

Porcelain Crown Benefits

Dental crowns are caps that fit over your natural teeth. They create new tooth structure and allow you to retain the natural tooth after it has been worn or damaged. With the aid of a crown, your tooth will regain capability and your smile will be restored.

Crowns may be used for any of the following applications:

  • Restore a tooth that has experienced significant decay
  • Rebuild a tooth that is worn, cracked or broken from an injury or a chronic condition like bruxism
  • Protect a tooth after a root canal has been performed
  • Prevent your bite from shifting due to lost tooth structure
  • Improve your smile’s appearance by brightening the tooth and creating symmetry
  • As a part of a comprehensive treatment plan for full mouth reconstruction

Porcelain crowns are ideal for their aesthetic qualities. The porcelain mimics natural enamel so that your crown blends seamlessly with your smile. Talk to Dr. Singh about what type of crown might be appropriate for your treatment plan.

Dental Bridge Benefits

If you are missing a single tooth or a span of several teeth, a bridge may be the best means of restoration. A bridge connects to your remaining teeth to anchor a false tooth in the gap between them. There are several types of bridges to suit different patient needs – traditional bridges, cantilever bridges, and Maryland bonded bridges. Dr. Singh will discuss your case and which option is the best fit prior to treatment.

Bridges are ideal for patients who:

  • Are missing several teeth but interested in a more cost-effective restorative option than implants
  • Are missing only one tooth
  • Are looking for the most affordable way to replace a missing tooth

Bridges connect to your healthy teeth, so it is important to understand that those teeth are the support structure for your new, false tooth. If you are interested in freestanding tooth replacement, ask our team about dental implants.