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By CARL H. TEGTMEIER, DMD
July 23, 2018
Category: Dental Procedures

How dental crowns and bridges from your dentist in Mount Kisco, NY, can renew your smile

We all experience wear-and-tear on our smiles; the stress on your smile can come from everyday habits like biting on hard objects or dental crowns and bridgesfoods, drinking or eating sugary beverages and foods, and other issues. Fortunately, dental crowns and bridges can restore and renew your smile, repairing the damage and replacing lost teeth. Dr. Carl H. Tegtmeier in Mount Kisco, NY, wants to share the facts about dental crowns and dental bridgework.

A dental crown is a great choice to strengthen badly damaged teeth. That’s because a crown covers the entire visible surface of your tooth above the gumline. Crowns help to even out the stress from biting and chewing, so that your teeth are protected from damage.

Today’s dental crowns are made of high-tech materials like porcelain which reflects light just like natural tooth enamel. The porcelain contains zirconia, which gives the crown exceptional strength. A new porcelain crown will be a great addition to your smile.

You can also choose porcelain with a metal underlay, called a PFM (porcelain-fused-to-metal) crown. These crowns combine cosmetic beauty and strength, but don’t have the light reflective quality of pure porcelain.

A full gold crown is another choice; gold is very strong, but not very natural looking. Gold crowns are a great choice for back teeth.

If you are missing teeth, a dental bridge is an excellent choice to replace missing teeth and restore full biting and chewing function. Bridges are attached to the teeth adjacent to the open space, so they are never removed. They are stable and complete your smile beautifully.

Now you can repair, restore and renew your smile with dental crowns and bridges that look natural and function just like your natural teeth. To get started on your new smile, call Dr. Carl H. Tegtmeier in Mount Kisco, NY. Your smile deserves the best, so call today!