Crowns & Bridges in Hackensack, NJ
Tooth crowns in Hackensack provide support for a weak tooth, conceal tooth flaws, cap a dental implant, or help anchor a dental bridge. A dental bridge stands in for missing teeth, giving you a complete smile.
Our dentists in Hackensack rely on quality crowns and bridges to serve patients across Hackensack, Paramus, Emerson, Saddle River, Upper Saddle River, Englewood, Fort Lee, and other outlying locations. They also rely on an experienced ceramist with over five decades of experience, offering porcelain, Zirconia, porcelain-fused-to-metal, and even all-gold crowns.
Your dentist in Hackensack will discuss crowns with you to help you make the best choice for your smile goals.
Versatile Tooth Crowns in Hackensack, NJ
A dental crown is a hollow cover that goes over a primed tooth or dental implant abutment. It is shaped and shaded to match your smile.
If you’ve had a root canal, maybe your dentist recommended a dental crown instead of a filling to complete your therapy. Often, a deep root infection compromises the strength of your tooth, leaving it vulnerable to breakage. A dental crown supports the weakened tooth by absorbing bite impact.
A dental crown also works in cosmetic dentistry and can conceal a variety of tooth flaws, including:
- Shape abnormalities
- Small gaps between teeth
Additionally, a dental crown takes the place of your lost tooth. It is bonded to your new artificial tooth root and abutment above the gum line (dental implant).
Dental crows in Hackensack, NJ also support a bridge of restoration teeth. The dental crowns cap adjacent teeth, allowing the restoration teeth to fill in your smile gap.
A Dental Bridge to Complete Your Smile
A dental bridge offers a practical and inexpensive solution to tooth loss.
The first step is a comprehensive exam in our dental office. Your Hackensack, NJ dentist will discuss tooth replacement options with you, including dental bridges, dental implants, and possible dentures or partial dentures.
An implant-supported bridge relies on dental implant posts to provide enhanced stability. This is a great option if adjacent teeth are not as strong as they could be.
Based on your oral health and smile goals, your dentist will help you make the most informed decision to complete your smile.
Caring for Crowns and Bridges
Tooth crowns in Hackensack, NJ require no special care other than the same considerations you provide for your natural teeth.
- Brush and floss at least twice per day
- Visit your dentist regularly for exams and cleanings
- Allow for periodic x-rays
- Never use your crown (or your tooth) as a tool—opening a bottle for example
Additionally, if you grind and clench your teeth, talk to your Hackensack dentist about a nightguard. If you play sports, consider a mouthguard.
For dental bridges, a member of our team will talk to you about floss threaders and an appropriate brush for your bridge.
At Peak Family Dentistry, Dr. Lance Vicente and Dr. Kevin M. Heaney want you to get the most of out of your restorative dentistry.
Contact Us for More Information about Bridges and Tooth Crowns in Hackensack, NJ
If you’re ready to schedule a crowns and bridges exam in our dental office, get in touch with us today.