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Crowns and Fixed Bridge Restorations in Jersey City, NJ

Your Smile Is Our Priority

Crown and Bridge Restorations Can Help Patients Restore A Comfortable, Attractive, And Functional Smile

Smile Makeover

Crowns and Fixed Bridge Reconstruction Services Available at Journal Square Dental

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Understanding Dental Crown Restoration

A dental crown can either be used as a tool for restorative dentistry or cosmetic dentistry. A crown is a fitted cap that goes on your natural tooth that has been shaved down. Your dentist will take a mold of your mouth and shave the crown down to ensure it is the right size to replicate your natural bite and chew. Common reasons for getting a dental crown include: 

  • Shaved tooth as a result of root canal
  • Discoloration 
  • Cracked tooth

The crown will cover the remaining exposed tooth and work to prevent the further spread of infection. It will act as your natural tooth’s enamel, prolonging the life of your tooth. It will need to be treated in the same manner as your other teeth, meaning daily brushing and flossing, as well as professional cleanings. If taken care of properly, your crown may last for up to 15 years without needing to be replaced. 

Understanding Fixed Bridges Restoration

A fixed dental bridge is a process involving dental crowns. When you have lost a tooth and are looking to receive an implant, your dentist may recommend a fixed bridge restoration depending on the status of your other teeth. With a fixed bridge, the two teeth on the sides of the exposed socket will receive dental crowns. These are called abutment teeth, and will serve as the anchors for the tooth replacement in the middle. The bridge will be cemented in place and last the user for generally ten years with proper maintenance. 

The abutment teeth will hold the replacement tooth so you can bite and chew regularly. While not as permanent as a synthetic dental implant, dental bridges may be a more cost-effective and quick solution to your missing or extracted tooth. 

How a Qualified Dentist Can Help the Restoration Process

When navigating the process of deciding which form of restorative dentistry is the best option for you, you’ll want the advice of a qualified dentist. Not only will they perform a full examination of your mouth and teeth, including an x-ray and casting, but they will also talk you through the various available solutions for your specific case. Dental work can vary based on a wide variety of factors, including your budget, your personal interests, and the condition of your oral health. 

A dentist can also help address the root problem of your tooth replacement, whether it be an infection or cosmetic reasons. For tooth rot and infection, your dentist can help provide the following solutions before you even need a dental crown or fixed bridge:

  • Professional cleaning
  • Flap surgery
  • Gingivectomy
  • Tooth extraction
  • Socket preservation 
  • Root amputation
  • Gum contouring

Similarly, if you are looking to receive a dental crown for cosmetic reasons, Journal Square Dental is happy to discuss our Smile Makeover package with you, which will directly address any insecurities you may currently have with your teeth or smile. Our primary areas of focus include whitening, straightening, and reshaping the gums. Our main focus is to make sure our clients leave our care feeling confident and secure with their natural smiles. 

Speak to Journal Square Dental About Your Restorations Today

To get the process started today and get your oral health back on track, speak with a qualified representative from Journal Square Dental. Our dentist, Dr. Haig Rickerby, has led this private practice team successfully for over 25 years now. Additionally, he has been a member of the American Academy of General Dentistry, National Dental Association, Commonwealth Dental Society, and the New Jersey Dental Association since 1987. This level of care and expertise makes for a quick, cost-effective, and painless dental experience, no matter the severity of your issues. 

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Dr. Haig Rickerby, DMD

January 18, 2024

Dr. Rickerby is currently an assistant professor at NYU’s School of Dentistry and has been a member of the American Academy of General Dentistry, National Dental Association, Commonwealth Dental Society, and the New Jersey Dental Association since 1987.

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