Crowns & Bridges
If you have damaged or missing teeth, you know that they are not just unattractive, but can also be uncomfortable and even painful.
Restoring your teeth to their full, natural function is an essential part of maintaining your oral health. Dental crowns provide support and protection for a damaged tooth; bridges fill the space left by a missing tooth and are held in place by crowns or dental implants.
Dr. Yefim Khanimov wants to be your partner in achieving the goal of perfect oral health. Dental restorations help us accomplish that because they provide stability and structure.
Whatever your concern, our experienced team of professionals will take the time to listen to you, discuss your treatment options, and help you make the decision that best suits your needs.
How Is a Dental Crown Used?
Dental crowns cup over and surround the existing tooth to create a restoration that functions like a natural tooth, allowing you to speak and eat normally. Dr. Khanimov will recommend a dental crown to protect your natural tooth and support its structure when it’s been compromised by decay, disease, or trauma.
We also place crowns to protect a tooth after a root canal and to restore a dental implant. There are several materials we can choose from to design your crown, such as all-porcelain, zirconia, porcelain fused to metal, or gold. Porcelain or zirconia crowns are a perfect choice for teeth that show when you smile because they look so natural.
Placing Your New Crown
Having a dental crown placed starts with preparation of the tooth so that impressions can be taken. Next, our experienced team of professionals will help you choose the shade that matches your natural teeth perfectly. A temporary crown is made, and approximately two weeks later you will return to our Rego Park dental office to have the permanent crown placed.
Aside from their functional advantages, crowns made of porcelain are natural looking and exceptionally durable. We want you to be thrilled with your new dental restoration, and Dr. Khanimov has the experience and expertise to create custom-made crowns that blend beautifully with your natural teeth.
Why Do I Need a Bridge?
Replacing a missing tooth is extremely important to your oral health. A missing tooth is unattractive and makes chewing and speaking difficult. Surrounding teeth will naturally drift into the empty space left by a missing tooth. This can cause your teeth to become misaligned and may eventually lead to problems like premature wear, teeth grinding, and even TMJ.
A dental bridge consists of a replacement tooth called a pontic that fills the empty space left by a missing tooth. The pontic is attached to a crown on either side, and the crowns are attached to adjacent teeth to support the replacement tooth.
Please Call Us for An Appointment
Dr. Khanimov has been providing exceptional dental care to patients in New York and New Jersey since 2005. He strives to bring you the highest quality care by learning about new materials and techniques and investing time in advanced training and continuing education. If you are looking for a qualified restorative dentist in Rego Park who has your best interest in mind, look no further than Hollywood Smile Dental!
Please contact our office at (718) 830-0010 for a consultation so we can answer your questions and provide the information you need to decide which treatment's right for you.