Dental restoration can unlock the smile you have always wanted. As a cosmetic dentist in Saratoga Springs, NY, Dr. Mark Moskowitz has the ability to repair your teeth and give you not just a beautiful smile, but teeth that are strong and capable of resisting further wear. Learn about the differences between the most common dental restoration options to find out how your smile can be restored.

What Is a Dental Crown?


If you have minor tooth damage, a dental crown is likely the solution. Crowns are:

 ·         created from perfectly safe yet durable material
 ·         suitable for years of use
 ·         allow for normal chewing and speaking

The biggest distinction between getting a crown and other restoration procedures is that crowns are for repairing a single tooth. Whether it is damaged, cracked or just weakened, placing a crown over the tooth helps it become stronger and reverses damage. It normally takes two visits for Dr. Moskowitz to finish the crown procedure. A temporary crown is put in place between visits.

What Is a Dental Bridge?


Bridges are very similar to crowns, but they are a little more elaborate. Bridges are made from the same material and have similar results as crowns, because a bridge is essentially multiple crowns fused together. If a tooth is missing, the gap can be filled by a bridge, which is held in place by crowns on the adjacent teeth. Bridges are required when extensive damage has been done to a tooth. Because of the custom nature of bridges, they also require multiple visits to be made and placed. Bridges also help prevent the shifting of teeth, which can lead to more serious problems or gum disease. These are the two most common restoration procedures. Most dental issues can be solved with one option or the other.

Dr. Moskowitz specializes in crowns and bridges in Saratoga Springs, NY. If you are looking to improve your smile, visit a dentist that prioritizes a comfortable experience. Schedule your consultation today by calling (518) 633-4446.