Dental Crowns & Bridges
We depend on our teeth so much that we don’t even think about them until something goes wrong. Dental enamel is incredibly strong and durable, but it is not indestructible. You may break a tooth, get a deep cavity, or lose a tooth to decay or gum disease.
At The Philadelphia Dentist, we offer the services you need to prevent most of these dental concerns. But if you do lose or break a tooth, our customized dental crowns and bridges will restore the health and beauty of your smile.
How We Use Dental Crowns
A dental crown is designed to surround your tooth like a little helmet. It adds strength and protects a tooth from further damage. Here are some cases where we would recommend a dental crown at our Northeast Philadelphia dental office:
- A tooth is broken or fractured and needs the additional support of a dental crown
- A tooth with multiple fillings can’t be filled again and now requires a crown for support
- A tooth that has had a root canal needs the strength and protection of a crown
- A tooth is severely discolored or poorly shaped
- A dental implant has been placed, and you need a dental crown to restore both function and appearance.
We customize beautiful, durable dental crowns from a variety of materials. All-porcelain is an excellent choice for teeth that show when you smile. We also offer restorations made of porcelain-fused-to-metal, zirconia, and gold, and we’ll help you choose the best option for your needs.
Placing a dental crown involves taking impressions of your teeth and creating a model to send to a custom dental lab. In two weeks, we’ll have you return to The Philadelphia Dentist to place your beautiful new crown securely on your tooth.
Dental Bridges Replace Missing Teeth
Today you have plenty of options if you need to replace missing teeth in Northeast Philadelphia, including fixed dental bridges. A bridge is a time-tested tooth replacement, and we can complete the process in as little as two weeks.
A dental bridge is designed to fill the gap in your smile left by a missing tooth. An artificial tooth called a pontic sits in the open space and has a crown on either side that's anchored to adjacent teeth. The result is a whole and healthy smile.
Early Treatment Prevents Other Oral Health Problems
Even if you aren’t in pain, it’s essential to treat damaged and missing teeth as soon as possible. It’s hard to feel confident when you feel self-conscious about broken or missing teeth. Also, teeth that are broken or decayed don’t function well, and it may hurt when you chew. You’ll experience wear on teeth that have to work harder to make up for lost function of a damaged or missing tooth.
Please Call to Book an Appointment
If you’re dealing with broken or missing teeth and are tired of the toll they take on your comfort and quality of life, call us at (215) 342-7718. Dr. Lee Schriftman and Dr. Ryan Eckley are experienced dentists in Northeast Philadelphia who will restore your beautiful smile with high-quality crowns and bridges.
The Philadelphia Dentist is open at 7 AM, seven days a week, 365 days a year. Call us now to schedule your same-day appointment to get started.