Crowns and Bridges
Implant for Crown and Bridge
When teeth are badly damaged or missing, there are a few treatment options to restore the function and appearance. At the dental practice of Michael Kampourakis DDS, we provide comprehensive dental service to our patients in Commack, NY, Smithtown, NY, and throughout Suffolk County, NY. We offer dental crowns and bridges to restore one or more missing or damaged teeth.
A dental crown is a prosthetic tooth that is placed over the remaining tooth structure or a dental implant. There are a few different materials used to make crowns, including porcelain crowns, gold crowns, and porcelain and metal crowns. If the tooth is missing, an implant is set in place before the crown is placed. Otherwise, the crown is cemented to the natural tooth structure.
A dental bridge is used to fill in the space left by more than one missing tooth. Fixed bridges are permanent and anchored in place by the dentist. This can be done in a few ways, depending on the needs of the individual patient. The bridge can be secured to the natural tooth or a crown that is situated next to the empty space.
The best treatment will depend on several factors, including the number of missing teeth and remaining natural tooth structure. Before the crown or bridge is placed over a natural tooth, the tooth structure will be reduced to enable the prosthetic to fit comfortably. Often, a temporary restoration is set in place until the permanent one can be custom made for you. With proper care, crowns and bridges can last for many years.
Additional information about the dentistry service that we provide for our patients in Commack, NY, Smithtown, NY, and surrounding communities of Suffolk County, NY can be found on our website. Please contact our office at 631-462-2810 for more information or to schedule an office consultation with the dentist to determine the best treatment option for you.
Crown Material Comparison
An attractive smile is more than pretty; it is an asset in business and social situations. Stop hiding your smile and wishing your teeth were brighter. Cosmetic dentistry offers a fast and affordable solution with cosmetic tooth whitening options that whiten the teeth in one hour. We provide professional whitening services for our patients in Suffolk County, NY, Commack, NY, and Smithtown, NY with Zoom.
Zoom is a professional treatment that is performed in the dental office. The process begins with the application of a whitening solution that is activated with light to remove discoloration and stains from the teeth. The treatment can be adjusted to suit the needs of the individual patient. This is the most popular whitening system used in the United States because it provides amazing results in a short period of time.
Common Questions about Teeth Whitening
Is this service right for me?
This is a cosmetic dentistry treatment is designed to remove stains from the teeth for a brighter smile. Dentists often recommend this treatment for patients with stains and yellowing of the teeth. Your dentist can evaluate your smile and help you determine if this treatment is the best solution for you.
How does the Zoom system work?
Prior to having this treatment, it is advisable to schedule an appointment for professional teeth cleaning to remove tarter and plaque. A protective covering is placed over the gums and lips before the whitening gel is applied to the teeth. The gel is applied on the teeth for 15intues and a light is used to activate the gel. The cycle can be repeated four times, depending on the level of lightening required by the patient. Zoom can whiten the teeth up to 6 to 10 shades in one hour.
Do I have to do anything special after the treatment?
Yes, it is important to understand that the teeth can become stained again after whitening. In order to avoid this, stay away from foods and beverages that stain the teeth, such as coffee and red wine. A whitening toothpaste and regular cleanings can help maintain your teeth. In addition, a Zoom at home touch up kit is available from your dentist, if needed.