A crown is a cap placed over a tooth to restore shape, size, strength, and appearance. They are used to protect teeth that are weak or decayed, hold together parts of a broken tooth, or cover discolored or misshapen teeth. Crowns can also be used as the visible component of dental implant restorations or as the main supports for a bridge.
At Queens Dental Design, dental crowns can be made of various materials, including metal, porcelain-fused-to-metal, resin, ceramic, or porcelain. Our dentist can help you decide which type of crown is best for you based on the tooth's location to be crowned, your preference, and your budget.
Dental crowns can last for many years with proper care. Therefore, brushing and flossing regularly and seeing your dentist for regular checkups and cleanings are essential.
The Procedure for Getting a Dental Crown
When you get a crown, your dentist will first numb the area with a local anesthetic. Then, they will prepare the tooth by removing decay and shaping it to fit the crown. Next, they will take an impression of the tooth and send it to the lab where your custom crown will be fabricated. In the meantime, a temporary crow
At Queens Dental Design, we offer dentures, removable prosthetic appliances that replace missing teeth. They consist of artificial teeth attached to a gum-colored base that rests on your gums. The base is designed to fit snugly against your gum tissues, so it stays in place without adhesives. The teeth are made from acrylic resin, porcelain, or other materials and are designed to match the shape and color of your existing natural teeth.
While dentures are an excellent option for replacing missing teeth, they require special care to keep them looking and feeling their best. Be sure to brush your dentures regularly with a soft-bristled toothbrush and non-abrasive toothpaste. It would help to soak them in a denture-cleaning solution overnight to prevent them from drying out and becoming brittle. Finally, visit your dentist for regular checkups and cleanings to ensure your dentures fit well and function properly.
The Different Types of Dentures
Complete dentures replace all of your upper or lower teeth. They consist of a plastic base that is colored to match your gums and natural-looking artificial teeth attached to it. The denture base is designed to fit securely in your mouth onto your gums via natural suction or using a special adhesive.
Partial dentures are used to replace a few missing teeth. Like complete dentures, they are made of a base with artificial teeth attached to it. However, unlike complete dentures, they rely on your existing teeth for support. A metal framework holds the false teeth in place, and they are held in place by clasps that fit around your remaining teeth.
The Benefits of Dentures
- Restored Appearance and Confidence
Dentures are designed to closely resemble natural teeth, providing a seamless and aesthetically pleasing smile. Restoring missing teeth can significantly enhance your facial appearance, boosting self-confidence and positively impacting social interactions.
- Improved Chewing and Speaking Ability
Missing teeth can hamper your ability to chew and speak properly. Dentures restore your chewing function, allowing you to enjoy diverse foods without discomfort. Additionally, they aid in articulating words correctly, preventing speech difficulties that may arise due to tooth loss.
- Customization for a Perfect Fit
Modern dentures are crafted precisely and tailored to fit your unique oral anatomy. Dentists work closely with patients to ensure that dentures are comfortable, well-fitting, and provide optimal function, allowing you to enjoy everyday activities without discomfort.
Dentures offer a cost-effective solution for replacing missing teeth compared to specific alternatives like dental implants. This affordability makes them accessible to more individuals seeking tooth replacement.
If you are missing one or more teeth, your dentist may recommend dentures to restore your smile and your ability to chew and speak properly. Visit Queens Dental Design at 80-15 164th St., 2nd Floor, Jamaica 11432, or call (718) 523-1525 to learn more about dentures as a tooth replacement solution.