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By CARL H. TEGTMEIER, DMD
April 23, 2019
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: dental crowns  

Dental crowns are necessary for protecting your teeth and providing aesthetic appeal. Dr. Carl Tegtmeier, your Mount Kisco, NY, family crowndentist provides his patients with crowns.

More About Crowns

A crown is a dental restoration that completely covers teeth above the gum line. Unlike veneers, dental crowns are placed over the tooth. Dental veneers are only cemented on the surface.

Crowns are dental caps that cover several types of issues, like

  • damaged teeth
  • teeth suffering from decay
  • unattractive or unsightly teeth

Benefits of Crowns

Crowns are made of high-tech porcelains or dental ceramics and fit in with the rest of your smile.

Other materials include:

  • porcelain-fused-to-metal crowns (a metal interior for strength and porcelain exterior for a natural appearance)
  • all-porcelain crowns with zirconia (the strongest ceramic)

Other advantages include:

  • Crowns strengthen and/or reinforce damaged teeth
  • They restore normal function, like chewing or bite
  • They improve the appearance of your smile

How do you take care of dental crowns?

There are essential oral habits you should have.

A few are mentioned below:

Brushing your teeth and flossing everyday isn't enough. You need to know how to brush and floss properly. Hold your brush at an angle so you can get hard-to-reach places. It's important to brush twice a day.

Make sure to floss daily.

Do you need to talk to a dentist?

Dr. Carl Tegtmeier, your Mount Kisco, NY, family dentist provides his patients with crowns to help reinforce teeth and improve their aesthetic appeal. To learn more, call his office at (914) 241-2069!

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!