By Perimenis Family Dental Practice
September 14, 2016
Category: Dental Procedures

What your general dentist in Stamford, Connecticut wants you to know about crowns and bridges

Porcelain crowns and bridges are the modern, state-of-the-art solution to strengthen damaged teeth or to replace missing teeth and dental crownsrestore full chewing function. There are many reasons why people choose porcelain crowns or bridges, and you deserve to know the facts. Dr. Peter M. Perimenis of Perimenis Family Dental Practice in Stamford, Connecticut wants to provide answers to a few frequently asked questions about porcelain crowns and bridges:

Why should I choose a porcelain crown to restore my damaged teeth?

A dental crown is much stronger than a filling because it covers your entire visible tooth surface, much like a suit of armor. Porcelain crowns are also more cosmetically beautiful because they can look just like natural teeth.

Why should I choose a bridge instead of a removable partial?

Many people find bridges provide a more natural-looking addition to your smile than partials. Bridges are also more convenient than partials because you don’t have to remove them, and they don’t move around when you speak or eat.

How long does it take to get a crown or bridge?

Typically, crowns or bridges take at least two appointments, the first appointment to prepare the tooth or teeth, and the second appointment to permanently cement the crown or bridge.

How much do crowns or bridges cost?

The cost varies depending on how many teeth are treated and what material you choose for your crown or bridge. Porcelain is the most aesthetically pleasing crown material because porcelain reflects light, just like your natural teeth, but there are other crown materials including gold and porcelain-fused-to-metal. Your general dentist in Stamford, Connecticut can help you choose the material best for you and your smile.

Porcelain crowns and bridges are an investment in your smile and with proper care and maintenance, they can last a long time. For more information on porcelain crowns and bridges, call Dr. Peter M. Perimenis of Perimenis Family Dental Practice in Stamford, Connecticut. You deserve to know how porcelain crowns and bridges can help your smile, so call today!