Quality Crowns & Bridges in Hackensack
At Family Dental Associates of NJ, we provide crowns and bridges to restore your teeth to their best health. We enjoy helping you smile with confidence, even if you have serious oral health issues. Our team promotes your continued oral health while also enhancing the appeal of your smile.
We make sure you understand every treatment and why you need it, and we only recommend crowns and bridges when they are necessary. We serve families and individuals throughout Hackensack, Maywood, Bogota, River Edge, and the surrounding communities. Contact our skilled and friendly team to schedule your appointment today!
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What is a Crown?
A dental crown is a fixed prosthetic cap that covers a tooth down to the gumline. A crown looks, feels, and functions like a natural tooth. It restores size and shape and makes the tooth stronger. Crown treatment leaves your tooth root in place, preserving alignment and maintaining bone density. At Family Dental Associates of NJ, we use various materials depending on your needs.
When Would I Need a Crown?
A dental crown renews a tooth that has suffered severe damage, decay, or has been worn down from teeth grinding. It becomes part of the tooth, providing new structure and protection. A crown can be used with a wide variety of procedures to treat many issues, including:
- Protecting a tooth after a large cavity
- Restoring a cracked or fractured tooth
- As part of a dental bridge
- To change the shade of a severely discolored tooth
- To finish a dental implant
- As part of a full-mouth restoration plan
- To complete root canal therapy
Type of Crowns We Offer
In the past, crowns were made entirely of metal and were highly noticeable in the smile. Today, a variety of materials are available to meet different needs and budgets. Crowns can provide reliable protection while also maintaining the aesthetics of your smile. We can even use ceramic and porcelain materials that mimic the luster and translucence of enamel, and the color matches your natural teeth.
How Bridges Can Improve Your Smile
Teeth lost due to infection or decay can result in empty spaces that need to be filled with bridges to restore function and appearance. If you want one tooth or several in a row replaced without dental surgery, we offer high-quality, effective bridges.
This restoration is a prosthetic that fills gaps between teeth, using healthy adjacent teeth for support. To ensure the aesthetics of the finished treatment, we shade-match your bridge to your smile.
For a more permanent replacement, we also offer implant-supported bridges to qualifying candidates.
Which Option is Right for Me?
Dr. Tuzman will examine your smile and determine which option is best for your needs. We will discuss your treatment needs and concerns, aesthetic goals, and your current oral health. These factors determine the type of restoration option you will receive. Consultations allow us to give you an accurate diagnosis and suggest treatment recommendations that best fit your lifestyle and budget.
What Happens When I Get a Crown or Bridge Treatment?
Your crown or bridge treatment begins with shaping your tooth. This gentle shaping removes extra enamel so that your restoration fits over your tooth correctly. We take precise impressions and send them to a trusted local lab to craft your custom crown or bridge.
Fabricating your permanent restoration can take about two weeks. You will have a temporary crown or bridge until your permanent prosthetic is ready. Once your custom restoration is available, you will return for the placement. We cement it securely and make any adjustments that may be needed.
How to Take Care of Your Crown or Bridge
You can treat your new bridge or crown the same way you care for your natural teeth. Maintain a healthy diet and be consistent with your oral hygiene at home. Brush twice a day and floss, and use mouthwash to remove leftover food particles and bacteria.
With proper care, your crown or bridge can last 5-15 years. Avoid biting your nails, using your teeth as tools, and grinding your teeth. Try not to eat hard foods or ice as they may crack your crown. It’s also essential to visit our office for your dental cleanings and exam every six months.
Restoration Repairs and Replacements
If an accident or trauma should damage your restoration, we can repair or replace it. We will do a complete evaluation to help you determine if fixing your crown or bridge is possible. Our team always strives to provide you with the most conservative option that supports your overall oral health.
Crowns and Bridges to Renew Your Smile
Family Dental Associates of NJ takes a conservative and educational approach with every procedure. Dr. Tuzman provides excellent care for all ages, including those with special needs. We are located near Prospect Avenue for easy access from Maywood, Bogota, River Edge, and Hackensack. Our team can improve your oral health with beautiful and functional crowns and bridges. Call to schedule your appointment today!
CALL US: (201) 488-8300 REQUEST APPOINTMENT