Middletown Dental
Dr. Pradeep Sukumar, DMD, MPH
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How a Crown or Bridge Can Help Restore Your Smile

February 13, 2022
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Posted By: The Middletown Dental Team
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Permanently damaged teeth that will never be perfectly shaped or colored don't have to look that way. A crown can cosmetically correct the appearance of a badly damaged tooth and protect it from further damage.

  • A crown is an artificial helmet for a tooth; it rests on top of it, protecting the tooth and correcting its cosmetic appearance.
  • They can restore the tooth's function and appearance, allowing the patient to eat, drink, and smile without hesitation.
  • Crowns don't require any additional care beyond the recommended twice-a-day brushing and once-a-day flossing.
  • They cosmetically correct teeth with issues like pitting, staining, discoloration, chipping, and more.

How a Bridge Can Fix a Smile

Patients with missing teeth often hesitate to show their smiles, afraid of showing the gap in their grin. It is understandable for patients to feel self-conscious about the problem, and patients should know that a bridge can help correct it.

A bridge is a row of three or more artificial teeth, and the teeth support them on either side of the gap in the patient's smile—picture two crowns supporting an artificial tooth in between them where the patient has a tooth missing.

The bridge allows the patient to have a replacement tooth that looks and functions like a natural one, snuggly fitting into their mouth, and the strength of the surrounding teeth supports it. A bridge can help patients fill out their smiles, even if multiple teeth are missing.

Bridges are not the best tooth-replacement option for every circumstance, but many patients make excellent candidates. To help ensure that dental services remain accessible, we also offer CareCredit, Lending Club, and provide an in-house membership.

Get The Dental Care You Need in Middletown, NJ

Contact us today to discuss the possibility of a crown or bridge with our dentist. Schedule a time to meet with us in person to create a treatment plan with one of our dentists, owner Dr. Sukumar Pardeep or Dr. Robert Conti.

We serve the greater Middletown, NJ area, including Holmdel, New Monmouth, Belford, Leonardo, Keyport, and Union Beach. 

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