Dentistry has significantly improved over the last few decades. So much so that dental problems that people might have once felt forced dental crownsto live with, like discolored and stained, or broken teeth can easily be treated today, sometimes in as little as a single trip to the dentist. Although dental crowns and bridges have been around for a long time, they continue to be one of the most effective options for replacing chipped, severely decayed, or missing teeth. In fact, even in an era of remarkable inventions like implant dentistry and Invisalign, crowns are the still the most reliable solution for both functional and cosmetic dental problems.

Smile Restoration with Crowns and Bridges in Stony Point

So you're not Tom Cruise or Sofia Vergara (or some other A-list celebrity with the bank account to match). Does that mean that your family is doomed to a life of dull, chipped, cracked, stained, or even missing teeth? Not at all! Crowns are one of the most versatile options available to affordably fix almost any and every dental problem. Dr. Michael V. Bleyzer, a family dentist in Stony Point, NY advises patients to consider porcelain dental crowns for a number of common cosmetic and oral health-related dental problems:

  • Cracked or broken teeth - A custom crown (also known as a cap) is placed over the tooth to restore its shape, function, and cosmetic appearance.
  • Severe tooth decay - In cases where there is extensive damage to a tooth from larger cavities and tooth decay, regular dental fillings are sometimes insufficient. A crown can be used to preserve the remaining natural tooth.
  • Teeth whitening - Why would anyone need a crown to make their teeth whiter, when there are millions of toothpastes, gels, and professional treatments available to do the job? As it turns out, not all tooth stains are created equal. Professional and over the counter whitening products only work on certain types of stains, and they are not effective on teeth that have been treated with other cosmetic dentistry products like bonding. In some cases, a crown is the best option to improve the cosmetic appearance of a damaged set of teeth.

Family Dentistry in Stony Point

For more information on how porcelain crowns and a dental bridge can fix your smile, contact Michael V. Bleyzer, DDS, by calling 845-429-8060 to schedule an appointment today.

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