Dental Crowns and Bridges – Pomona, NY
Restore a Healthy, Functional Smile
Damaged or missing teeth significantly decrease your quality of life and your oral health. Simple tasks like chewing your favorite foods can be almost impossible. Not to mention, you may live with insecurities or daily pain. To rehabilitate your smile, Dr. Peter Auster has the solutions you need. With a bridge and dental crowns in Pomona, he can improve your daily life and your self-esteem.
What are Dental Crowns?
Dental crowns are custom-made caps placed over damaged or decayed teeth. In the past, they were commonly made from metal, causing an eyesore when you smile. Now, they are typically made from all-ceramic materials to look natural. They are crafted to match the color, size, and shape of your natural teeth to blend in seamlessly when you smile.
How Can a Dental Crown Help Me?
Crowns are quite versatile, allowing them to be used to resolve several oral health issues, such as treating a tooth with a large amount of decay or a significant break. They can also be used in preventive dentistry to protect a weakened tooth from breaking. In some cases, they are used to improve the appearance of an abnormally shaped or discolored tooth.
It is not uncommon for them to be needed in combination with other treatments, like root canal therapy or a dental bridge. No matter the reason, Dr. Auster will evaluate your oral health to determine if a dental crown is in your best interest.
What Is a Dental Bridge?
Despite several advancements in dentistry, tooth loss remains a prevalent problem. In fact, at least 120 million Americans are missing at least one tooth. To fill the empty spaces, dental bridges in Pomona are the most affordable and convenient solution.
Impressions of your mouth are taken to design prosthetic teeth to bridge the gap. Dental crowns are placed on the adjacent teeth to hold it in place. With the right care, it can last for an average of 5 years before needing to be replaced.
How Can a Bridge Help Me?
Every tooth in your mouth is vital to your oral health and functions. When even one is missing, your remaining teeth lose support. Over time, they shift toward the open space, leading to alignment issues. This makes them harder to clean, increasing your risk of tooth decay and gum disease. It can also change your bite, making it difficult to chew or close your mouth. Eventually, the teeth may become loose and fall out. A dental bridge provides your teeth with the support they need to stay in place while also restoring your ability to chew many of your favorite foods.
Restore Your Smile Today!
Do not let damaged or missing teeth complicate your life or hurt your oral health. Dr. Auster will treat the issues with crowns or a bridge to improve your quality of life. If you are ready to invest in your smile, contact our office today to schedule your consultation.