By Richard H. Lestz DDS, PC
October 20, 2016
Category: Dental Procedures

Find out how these dental restorations can restore your smile.

Are you missing a tooth and desperately looking for a way to replace it? Are you suffering from a damaged or weakened tooth that needs crowns and bridgesproper dental care? If so, then you’ve come to the right place. Our Forest Hills, NY cosmetic dentist, Dr. Richard Lestz, is happy to provide dental crowns and bridges to improve both the appearance of your smile and its health.

A dental crown can be used in conjunction with dental bridges or on their own, depending on what dental issues you are looking to address. If you are dealing with any of these issues then our Forest Hills, NY dentist will most likely recommend a dental crown:

  • A severely worn down tooth
  • A tooth that is cracked, fractured or broken
  • A tooth that is malformed or discolored
  • A tooth that is infected or damaged by injury or disease

Dental crowns can be used to improve the overall appearance of a misshapen or unattractive tooth, but this restoration is mainly used to restore strength and function back into a damaged tooth. If you have recently undergone root canal treatment, a dental crown is often placed over the tooth to prevent further damage and to preserve as much of the natural tooth as possible.

If you are dealing with a missing tooth or a couple missing teeth in a row then a dental bridge may be a great way to replace these teeth. For dental bridges to be the right option for you, neighboring teeth will need to be healthy enough to support your bridge. If your teeth are healthy, we will prepare them before cementing dental crowns over them. The dental crowns are connected to false teeth in the middle and are used to anchor the bridge in place.

Our Forest Hills, NY dental office is here to make sure your smile always gets the individualized care it deserves so that it can remain healthy and free of complications. If you are dealing with problem teeth it’s important that you seek treatment right away.

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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
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