Dr. Pyon provides many different kinds of cosmetic dental procedures, some of which include porcelain crowns and bridges in New York. Her Midtown Manhattan, NY, patients appreciate her notable passion for them their teeth, and their health. If you have been playing around with the idea of getting dental crowns or bridges, take a look at some of the most common questions patients have about these common procedures.
In an effort to strengthen and protect a weakened or damaged tooth, dental crowns are placed over these teeth as a cap if you will. These crowns are created to be aesthetically appealing while maintaining the natural function of teeth without impeding chewing and speaking abilities. Crowns can be made of many different materials, but the most common and natural-looking material being porcelain.
There are two kinds of porcelain crowns, one being porcelain fused to metal and the other being all porcelain. Each type is made and tinted to match your surrounding natural teeth, but both differ in durability. Porcelain fused to metal is long-lasting, but can cause some wearing on the chewing surface of the tooth opposite from it. All porcelain crowns wear a bit less on the opposite but are not as sturdy than its metal counterpart.
Dental crowns and bridges in New York usually work hand in hand. In the case that dental crowns protect already existing teeth, dental bridges are implanted in a patients mouth to set the foundation for a crown in a space that is missing or has been missing a tooth for some time. The bridge uses the teeth surrounding it as anchors and is then topped off with a crown-like implant to keep the surrounding teeth from shirting or rotating, with of which can cause bigger-picture problems in the long run.
If you still have questions regarding dental crowns and bridges in New York, give our office a call, and we would be more than happy to schedule an appointment for you to meet with Dr. Pyon.