Crowns And Bridges Specialist

Joshua S. Rubin D.D.S., PLLC -  - Cosmetic Dentist

Joshua S. Rubin D.D.S., PLLC

Cosmetic Dentist located in Manhattan, New York, NY

Comfortable, natural-looking crowns and bridges play essential roles in restoring damaged or missing teeth. As a top-ranked general dentist in New York City, NY (located across from Grand Central), Dr. Joshua S. Rubin uses state-of-the-art techniques and materials to help patients look their best and feel more confident while improving their overall oral health.

Crowns and Bridges Q & A

What is a Dental Crown?

A crown is a durable tooth covering that’s designed to surround the entire visible portion of the tooth (the portion above the gum line). They’re used:

  • To provide additional strength and protection for a tooth that's been badly damaged by decay or trauma
  • To correct deep discoloration, chips, fractures, or other cosmetic defects
  • To strengthen and protect a tooth that's been treated with a root canal or that's being used to support a dental bridge

Crowns are custom designed and tinted to blend perfectly with the surrounding teeth.

How are Crowns Applied?

Crown application usually requires two office visits. During the first visit, the tooth is prepared for the crown. A small amount of tooth material is removed to provide the crown with enough room to fit comfortably on the tooth without crowding neighboring teeth. Then an impression is made and sent to the lab where the crown will be made and a temporary crown is placed over the tooth to protect it. At the second visit, the temporary crown is removed and the permanent crown is applied using a strong dental adhesive, then gently shaped for a comfortable fit.

What is a Dental Bridge?

A bridge is a dental appliance designed to “bridge” the gap left by one or more missing teeth. Bridges comprise a metal framework used to support one or more prosthetic teeth or crowns. They attach to the teeth on either side of the gap using special clips (removal bridges) or a strong adhesive (permanent or fixed bridges). The supporting teeth typically are covered by crowns to prevent them from becoming damaged.

What Happens During a Bridge Procedure?

Bridges usually require two office visits with Dr. Rubin for placement. During the first visit, the supporting teeth on either side of the gap will be prepared for crowns and an impression will be taken and sent to the lab where the bridge and crowns will be made. Temporary crowns will be applied to the teeth to protect them. At the second visit, the permanent crowns will be placed on the teeth and the bridge will be carefully fitted and adjusted for a comfortable fit.