Rochester Dental Crowns & Bridges
Provide Sturdy Smile Replacements
Dental restorations can come in handy in several situations, from minor dental cracks all the way to the loss of multiple teeth at once. Dr. Joseph Vollo and Dr. Katherine Vollo work hard to create capable, lasting results that their patients will truly love! If your smile is in need of some extra support, don’t hesitate to contact our Rochester, NY practice today. We offer a wide range of these services, including custom-made dental crowns and dental bridges.
What Is a Dental Crown?
A dental crown in Rochester is an individual restoration that is designed to cover an ailing single tooth, both repairing its appearance and protecting what remains of the original structure. Crowns are very versatile and can be used effectively in the following cases:
- When a tooth is suffering from a big cavity that can’t be treated with a filling.
- When a tooth is badly injured and needs additional support.
- When a tooth is weakened and has a high risk of fracturing.
- When a tooth is misshapen and you would like to restore its appearance.
- When a tooth has just undergone root canal therapy and protection against future damage.
- When a tooth is suffering from cracked tooth syndrome (a condition wherein a tooth has a crack so small that it is difficulty to identify via a visual examination or with an X-ray).
Dental crowns traditionally require two appointments to complete. However, here at Vollo Dental Group, we’re now happy to offer CEREC one-visit crowns as an efficient and fulfilling alternative when possible.
In addition to offering crowns that cover an existing tooth, your dentist in Rochester can also create a crown that goes on top of a dental implant in order to replace a tooth that is missing altogether. An implant-retained crown is the most natural-looking and natural-feeling way to fill in a small gap in your mouth and get your smile back to 100 percent.
What Is a Dental Bridge?
Dental bridges are sturdy restorations that are designed to replace one or more missing teeth in a row that have been fully lost. They’re meant to literally “bridge” the gap through the use of dental crowns that attach over natural teeth or dental implants on either side and hold it in place.
In order to place a traditional fixed bridge, we first have to prepare the abutment teeth (the teeth next to the gap). We do so by filing away some of the enamel so the teeth can fit well under their crowns. Then, we take impressions and design your custom restoration. Once the bridge is in place, you’ll be able to resume normal eating and drinking habits. A fixed bridge usually lasts for at least five years, though they can last for much longer than that with proper care.
An implant-retained bridge is similar to a traditional bridge. However, instead of relying on natural teeth for support, it is attached to one or more dental implants. An implant-retained bridge tends to be even stronger than its traditional counterpart, and placing one does not require that any of a patient’s remaining natural teeth be modified.