You have options. If teeth have had multiple fillings with mercury based amalgam fillings they may fracture due to stress and wear over time. Portions of natural teeth called cusps can fracture or crack off. Cold and heat sensitivity or pain upon biting may come and go. If these symptoms are ignored the problem and the solution will become more severe. One solution for a broken down tooth is to crown it. Crowns are fabricated from gold or porcelain fused to gold and other precious and semi-precious metals. Crowns constructed from all porcelain are options. Properly prepared teeth and well-fitting crowns look and feel like natural teeth. Attention to detail by Dr. Sternberg at all phases of the process help to provide his patients with functional, strong and beautiful crowns that achieve long lasting comfortable results.
Crowns placed on teeth on either side of a missing tooth space are called fixed bridges. They are permanently cemented and are not removable. Fixed bridges may span single missing teeth spaces or multiple spaces where teeth have been lost do to dental disease, fracture or other causes. They are also permanently cemented and restore function and beautiful smiles. Attention to detail, high-quality materials, and proper tooth shape and color allow crowned teeth to blend with the adjacent natural dentition. Traditional utilization of crowns and bridges are tried and true successful ways to restore missing teeth. Periodontal or gum health is another factor which must be considered to insure success of crowns and bridges. Remember, it is your natural tooth above the gum line and the root that is supported by bone in the jaws below the gum line that are the structures upon which the crown and bridge prosthetic replacement are fabricated. Dr. Sternberg combines his skill and artistic ability with knowledge of physics in the construction of crowns and bridges that will restore to function and esthetic beauty broken down, cracked and decayed teeth. In Dr. Sternberg’s cosmetic and restorative dental practice located in freehold, Monmouth County all the principals necessary to accomplish the goal of crown and bridge prosthetic dentistry are followed.
Dental implants are alternative options to crown restoration and bridge replacement of lost or mutilated teeth.
Smile with confidence, and function efficiently with dental restorations and reconstructions using crowns and fixed bridges.
Call Dr. Sternberg at 732-3331 today in Freehold New Jersey, Monmouth County.