Amy G. St. Germain DMD, PC

& Associate Dr. Candace Katz D.M.D.

10 Pleasant Street
East Longmeadow, MA 01028

413-525-0955

Dental Crowns & Bridges

Dental Services | Crowns and Bridges
Crowns and Bridges

Broken Crown or Damaged Teeth?

Dental Crowns and Bridges can help improve your smile but are also important to your dental health. A badly damaged tooth or missing teeth can lead to shifting and cause damage to remaining teeth that are over used to compensate for missing teeth. Not only can this lead to problems such as temporomandibular joint disorders (TMD) this also makes for more costly treatment if not addressed.

Crowns and Bridges can prevent further damage to your dental health and your smile. A crown is a custom made cap that covers an existing tooth that may be chipped, misaligned, decayed, or damaged. A crown can also protect a weak tooth from further damage, like breaking. The existing tooth is filed-down and the crown is placed over the natural tooth and cemented in place.

The Dentist may recommend a crown to:

  • Replace a large filling when there isn’t enough of the tooth remaining.
  • Protect a weak tooth from fracturing.
  • Restore a fractured tooth.
  • Attach a Bridge.
  • Cover a dental implant.
  • Cover a discolored or poorly shaped tooth.
  • Cover a tooth that has had root canal treatment.

 

Bridges are used to connect adjoining teeth. If you are missing a tooth, a bridge can be fitted with a Porcelain Crown to replace the missing tooth. An artificial tooth is placed in the empty space and anchored to the adjoining natural teeth. This will prevent your teeth from shifting and causing dental issues and discomfort.

We offer two types crowns and bridges:

Porcelain Crowns & Bridges: Crowns and bridges are used for dental restoration work. Porcelain crowns and bridges are sometimes recommended when there is a damaged tooth or missing tooth. This type of crown is hard and durable, and provides a natural appearance.

Implant Crowns & Bridges: The difference between an implant crown, or bridge, is that the old tooth or teeth have been removed and the implant is replacing the former tooth or teeth, whereas a regular crown/bridge is being placed over your existing teeth.

Once you’ve had your crown or bridge work completed, make sure you take care of it by brushing twice a day and flossing every day.

To make an appointment, call 413-525-0955 or click here to request an appointment online. Dr. Amy St. Germain is your crown and bridge specialist in Western Massachusetts.