Crowns, Bridges & Dentures
in Old Bridge
Restores Your Tooth’s Shape, Size, and Strength
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This is a happy office. The doctors and staff are professional, thorough and take a personal interest in their patients. 5stars!!
I️ love this place I️ am normally afraid of dentist but she is the best and she has a very soft hands I️ recommend 100% everybody is very nice and kind
They are fabulous! I would recommend them to anyone. Not only are they always friendly and accommodating, but always thorough and make me feel comfortable.
Your Top Rated Dentist
Dr. Ruma Anand, DDS
Dr. Ruma Anand is a graduate of the New York University College of Dentistry, one of the best dental schools in the country. As a dentist in Old Bridge, NJ, she constantly seeks to improve her clinical skills by attending continuing education programs, especially in cosmetic dentistry, orthodontics, and implants.
She listens to her patients well to provide an accurate diagnosis and takes the time to explain treatment options. She helps her patients choose the best course of action for their oral health. Moreover, Dr. Anand has a gentle touch; she can make apprehensive patients, especially children, relax. This way, they enjoy a positive experience at Midjersey Smiles.
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What Are Dentures?
Dentures are a replacement for missing teeth that can be removed and put back into your mouth as you please. Depending on each individual patient case, they may receive:
- Full Dentures
- or Partial Dentures
Full dentures are used when all of the natural teeth are removed from the mouth and replaced with a full set of dentures.
Partial dentures are another option when not all of your teeth need to be removed. This is similar to a bridge, but it is not a permanent fixture in your mouth.
Tips About Dentures
Even though dentures are not real teeth, you should care for them like they are.
- Brush them
- Keep them in denture cleaning solution or room temperature water
- Be careful when handling them
- Never try to adjust your dentures yourself
What Are Bridges?
Dental bridges are a great way to replace missing teeth. Your existing teeth are used to literally create a bridge to cross the area where your tooth is missing. Bridges are made from gold, metal, alloys, or porcelain to ensure that they are strong and durable.
Dental Bridges Process
The process of creating a bridge begins by creating abutments out of your existing teeth where the bridge will be attached. The existing teeth are recontoured to provide a base for the bridge. After the abutments have been created, a mold is taken of the area which is sent to a dental lab. The lab is able to use the mold to create a bridge that will fit properly and feel as close to your natural teeth as possible. The bridge consists of two crowns on either end to place on the abutments and a pontic, which is the new tooth that replaces your missing tooth.
We will fit you with a temporary bridge while we wait for the lab to craft your permanent bridge. This will protect the abutments and the exposed gum areas and look more appealing than having a missing tooth. When the permanent bridge has been created, you will have a follow-up visit to set the bridge. It will be placed on the abutments and the dentist will then use an adhesive to make sure that the bridge is set.
Affordable, Long Lasting and Natural Looking Dentures
If you are missing a tooth you should strongly consider having it replaced. Besides the aesthetic disadvantage of missing a tooth, it could also cause structural changes to your mouth and jaw, as well as making it difficult to eat or speak properly.
Set up an appointment today to restore your smile.
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What Are Crowns?
Over time our teeth begin to weaken and become more susceptible to problems such as decay, cracks, discoloration, and others. A crown, sometimes known as a dental cap, is a type of dental restoration which completely caps or encircles a tooth or dental implant. If you feel your smile isn’t what it once was, crowns can help you recover your smile. If your dentist notices that a tooth is decayed or seems weakened/cracked a crown may be necessary to make sure that there are no additional problems with the tooth. In cases like this, a tooth filling or bonding will not be sufficient.
Dental Crowns can be made from porcelain, porcelain fused to metal, or a full gold crown. To maintain a natural look and feel a porcelain finished crown is best, as it can be matched to the shade of your other teeth. This will allow it to blend in and appear just like one of your natural teeth.
What Crowns Can be Made From?
Dental Crowns can be made from:
- Porcelain Crowns
- Porcelain fused to metal crowns
- Full gold crown
To maintain a natural look and feel a porcelain finished crown is best, as it can be matched to the shade of your other teeth. This will allow it to blend in and appear just like one of your natural teeth.
Dental Crowns Process
The process of installing a crown takes 2-3 visits to the dentist. On the first visit the tooth will be reshaped by filing down the enamel so that the crown can be placed over it. You will be given a local anesthetic before this part of the procedure so that you do not experience any discomfort. Once the tooth has been reshaped, a mold will be taken of that tooth and the surrounding teeth. This mold will be sent to a dental lab so that your new crown can be made so that it fits in the spot created for it and looks the same relative to the surrounding teeth. Before leaving, your dentist will fit you with a temporary crown until your permanent crown is ready.
The crown takes about 2-3 weeks to be returned to your dentist. At this time you will have another appointment to place and fit the permanent crown. You will again have a local anesthetic to numb the area and the tooth will be placed using a cement to ensure the tooth sets in place. When you look in the mirror, you will see your old smile back. Crowns are durable and will usually last about 10-15 years. You should care for it as you would any of your other teeth with regular brushing and flossing. Call us today if you would like to learn more about how crowns can help restore your smile.