By Richard H. Lestz DDS, PC
March 06, 2018
Category: Dental Procedures

How crowns and bridges from your dentist in Forest Hills can rebuild your smilerestorative dentistry

If your smile is damaged, you may be tempted to hide it. If you notice yourself not smiling because of broken or missing teeth, it’s time to restore your smile. The answer is dental crowns and bridgework! Thanks to modern materials, techniques, and technology, you can restore your smile to greatness. Dr. Richard Lestz in Forest Hills, NY wants to share how crowns and bridges can make you smile again.

Dental crowns are the state-of-the-art answer to repairing damaged, decayed teeth. A dental crown surrounds your tooth in a protective, armor-like covering that is resistant to fracture. Crowns make your teeth stronger by creating a firm surface for chewing. When you bite down, the stress of biting is evenly distributed across your entire tooth. In contrast, a large filling can make a tooth more prone to fracture because it divides your tooth into sections, so when you bite, your tooth can fracture.

Dental crowns are made of natural-looking porcelain which is translucent and reflects light, just like natural tooth enamel. After placement, your porcelain crown will be virtually indistinguishable from your natural teeth. You can also choose from porcelain-fused-to-metal, or PFM, crowns if you want the added strength of a metal framework.

Dental bridgework is the perfect answer to fill in the gaps created by lost teeth. A bridge is cemented onto supporting teeth on either side of the space, creating a continuous chewing surface. Bridges look natural and will restore the beauty of your smile.

Dental bridges have advantages over partials because bridges don’t move when you speak or eat. You also don’t ever remove bridges to clean them, making them a convenient, discreet tooth replacement option. Dental bridges are made of light, sturdy materials which are lifelike and beautiful.

To view more detailed information about crown and bridge services, please visit the Crowns and Bridges page on the website at

Dental crowns and bridges can restore your smile and your self-confidence. You deserve a proud, beautiful smile and now you can have it! For more information about dental crowns, bridges and other restorative and cosmetic treatments call Dr. Lestz in Forest Hills, NY today!


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Richard H. Lestz DDS, PC

Forest Hills, NY Cosmetic Dentist
Richard H. Lestz D.D.S., P.C.
11045 Queens Blvd Ste 109
Forest Hills, NY 11375
(718) 544-9100
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