Dr. Boff & Dr. Goujani
50 North Central Ave. 
Ramsey, NJ 07446
(201) 327-3060

Restore Your Smile
By Robert E. Boff, D.M.D. and Banafsheh Goujani, D.M.D.
February 07, 2018
Category: Dental Procedures

Learn about dental crowns and bridges from your Ramsey dentists.restoraative dentistry

Unhappy with your smile? Dental crowns and bridges can give you a beautiful smile. With crowns and bridges, your dentist can take your smile from being so-so to extraordinary. Dr. Robert Boff, Dr. Banafsheh Goujani and Dr. Kenneth Gluck at Ramsey Family Dental in Ramsey, NJ, offer a complete range of dental services.

Dental crowns are dental restorations that are designed to fit over teeth so that they appear to be natural teeth. When a crown is cemented, it encases the entire tooth. Dental crowns may be placed for numerous reasons. Usually, the teeth have been badly damaged by decay or broken. As a result, dental fillings can't replace enough of the teeth or make the teeth strong enough. Crowns are also used to improve the appearance of teeth.

Benefits of Dental Crowns

Porcelain crowns resemble look like real teeth because they mimic the translucency and luster of real teeth. Unlike dentures, which can slide and shift, dental crowns stay in place because they are cemented over your tooth. Crowns encase teeth, acting as a splint to bind together damaged teeth, and as a shield to plaque buildup and further decay. Dental crowns also restore full function of your damaged teeth. Crowns restore your ability to chew and speak. 

Dental Bridges Overview

A dental bridge is used to replace one or more missing teeth. Fixed dental bridges are cemented into place and cannot be removed by the patient. Dental bridges are made of a pontic or fabricated tooth, held together by two porcelain dental crowns. The pontic is usually made of either ceramic or porcelain fused to metal. This trio is attached to the surrounding teeth on each side of the gap.

Benefits of Dental Bridges

A bridge will fill in your smile's gaps and improve your appearance. With a bridge, you will feel and look younger and more attractive. A dental bridge can also protect your healthy, natural teeth. Dental bridges help prevent movement of adjacent and opposing teeth. Replacing your missing teeth with a dental bridge can also restore your ability to properly chew and speak.

Millions of people have restored their smiles with crowns and bridges. Perhaps, it's time you joined them? Don't wait another minute - call Ramsey Family Dental at (201) 327-3060 today to schedule a dental consultation in Ramsey, NJ. Remember, a better life starts with a better-looking smile.