Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Crowns and Bridges

Restorative dentistry is a service dentists offer to repair and/or replace a damaged tooth. At the Holmdel, NJ dentist office of Dr. Dipika Shah, she offers restorative dentistry procedures that include customized dental crowns and bridges. Through these interventions, she can improve your smile, while ensuring your teeth's lasting health.

Dental crowns are a dental restoration that involves removing a portion of your dental enamel and placing a protective crown over the tooth. Crowns are a tooth-saving option that can be used if you have a large cavity, chipped, broken or highly stained tooth. Dr. Shah can first repair the tooth, then prepare it for the crown at her Holmdel, NJ dentist office. She will take a mold of your tooth and place a temporary crown over the tooth until your new crown arrives from a dental laboratory. Dr. Shah only offers porcelain crowns as the highest esthetic standards and providing you take excellent care of your dental crown, it should last anywhere from ten to fifteen years.

Bridges are an option to replace a lost or missing tooth. Dr. Shah will use your surrounding healthy teeth to anchor the new tooth. This process involves placing a crown on the teeth on either side of your missing tooth and creating a customized replacement tooth known as a pontic. Using a bridge not only restores your smile, it also prevents your teeth from shifting due to the missing tooth.

For more information on dental restoration services Dr. Shah offers at her Holmdel, NJ dentist office, call 732-264-8180.To learn about additional services Dr. Dipika Shah offers, visit her dental practice website at www.dentistnj.com.

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