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Dental Crown and Bridge
A Beautiful Smile in Just One Day
Stuparich and Nouel Dental Associates can provide support for damaged teeth, replace missing teeth, and restore form and function to your smile with dental crowns and bridges. Our Boston practice has the cutting-edge CEREC® technology that allows us to create and place custom restorations in just a single office visit. Crowns (single tooth restorations) and bridges (replacement teeth) are incredibly durable, natural-looking replacement teeth that can be used to restore dental implants or to cover existing teeth that have been weakened by damage or decay. These restorations are used to replace or re-establish both the structure and function of your teeth, and improve the aesthetics of your smile.
If you would like to learn more about dental crowns or bridges, or would like to schedule your first consultation, contact our dental office today.
Using our state-of-the-art CEREC® machine, we are able to complete the dental bridge and dental crown procedures in a single visit to our Boston office. CEREC® marks a breakthrough in modern dentistry and creates an incredibly accurate fit and fantastic appearance. During your consultation, it will be established which teeth are in need of repair.
The first step of the procedure involves making an impression of your teeth. Traditionally, a physical mold is made and sent to a dental laboratory, where it takes weeks to create. With our CEREC® technology, we are able to make a digital impression, and create the crown within a few hours. Prior to the impression, a layer of tasteless powder will be placed on your teeth and a digital picture will be taken. Using this photograph, the computer-assisted machine will manufacture your restoration. Meanwhile, your teeth will be further prepared. If you are receiving a dental crown, we will remove any damaged or decayed part of your tooth and file it down to make room for the crown. If you are receiving a dental bridge, the two teeth on either side of the gap left by a missing tooth will be prepared in the same manner, to be used as anchors for the restoration.
Once the CEREC® machine has finished making your crown or bridge, your teeth will be cleaned, polished, and lightly buffed to optimize the surface for bonding. After trying the restoration in and checking its fit, the cement will be applied, the restoration will be put in place, and any excess cement will be removed. After only a few hours, your teeth will have transformed into something to smile about.
Having dental crowns and bridges placed a long-term investment. On average, a dental crown lasts between five and fifteen years, depending on how well you take care of them. Avoiding chewing on especially hard objects like ice, pen caps, or your fingernails will increase the lifespan of your new smile. Grinding or clenching your teeth can cause excessive wear. If you strain your jaw while sleeping, the doctors at Stuparich and Nouel Dental Associates specialize in night guard treatment, and can help eliminate the risk of fracture.
If you have teeth that have suffered from damage or decay and are ready to take the first step toward restoring your smile, contact our Boston dental office about dental crowns today.