Crown and Bridges
Tired of having your teeth shift or fall out with other removable options?
Crowns are used to cover a tooth that is broken, cracked, or has severe decay. Bridges cover the space left by one or more missing teeth, and are composed of one or more fake teeth fused to two crowns that attach to surrounding teeth for support.
Am I a candidate for crowns and bridges?
Achieve both the function and appearance of natural, healthy teeth.
You should have healthy gums and enough healthy tooth structure in the area to support the restoration. A bridge may be needed if one or more of your teeth are missing and there’s a gap between other teeth that needs to be filled.
We provide general, cosmetic, implant dentistry, and preventative dental education in a caring, unhurried, state-of-the-art environment.
Boris Zusin is an expert in cosmetic and restorative dentistry. He has taken numerous high-level continuing education courses in these areas, and is also an active member of several professional dental organizations.
Lena Zusin is the Registered Dental Hygienist of the practice. Together, Dr. Zusin and Lena work together to ensure that your experience at Zusin Dental is as warm and comfortable as possible.
“Drawing upon our combined skills refined through years of experience and continued education, Lena and I will do everything possible to ensure that your entire dental experience at our office is as good as possible.”
Dr. Boris Zusin
Uncompromising Clinical Excellence
Meticulous Attention to Details
A Gentle Approach To Dentistry
"I was seen quickly and the fitting itself was both comprehensive yet efficient"
Dr. Zusin was incredible. I needed to be fitted for a replacement retainer and his team was able to provide me with a consultative assessment and price estimate (based on my insurance plan) before I even visited the office. Once I arrived, I was seen quickly and the fitting itself was both comprehensive yet efficient. Once my retainers arrived, I was notified promptly and was able to retrieve them with ease. I couldn’t recommend Dr. Zusin + team highly enough.
Frequently Asked Questions
There are different types of crowns, including:
- Ceramic Dental Crowns: the crown is created from porcelain for a natural look and are one of the most common types of crowns used today
- Porcelain Fused to Metal Crowns: this type of crown has a metal substructure covered by porcelain
- Gold Alloy Crowns: made with gold, these crowns are strong and durable, but also the most expensive
- Stainless Steel Crowns: this type of crown is generally used for children and/or for a temporary crown
- Implant-supported Crowns: supported by a dental implant instead of a natural tooth
There are different types of dental bridges, including:
- Traditional Dental Bridge: a bridge with two crowns and a pontic, which is a fake tooth in the center. The pontic replaces the missing tooth to restore functionality and appearance
- Maryland Bonded Bridge: a bridge that uses a metal framework wrapped around the surrounding teeth for support
- Cantilever Bridge: a bridge composed of one dental crown and one pontic
- Implant-Supported Bridge: this type of bridge uses implants for support instead of natural teeth
While you are wearing a temporary crown or bridge, you will want to avoid chewing on the same side as your restoration. This is because temporary restorations are not as strong, nor do they fit as well as permanent restorations, and are more likely to fall off or become damaged.
After you have received your permanent crown or bridge, you can return to your usual routine. In the first few days after having a crown or bridge placed, you may experience minor tooth sensitivity and/or gum soreness. This is normal and should fade within a few days. You will need to care for your restoration by brushing and flossing around it as well as avoiding excessively sticky, chewy, or hard foods.
At Zusin Dental, a crown or bridge is typically placed in two visits. During the first visit, Dr. Zusin will prepare your tooth for a crown or bridge by removing any decayed tissue and then reducing the overall size of your tooth. When having a dental bridge placed, this process will need to be repeated on both teeth that will support the bridge. After the tooth has been prepared, a dental impression is taken of your mouth and a temporary restoration is fitted onto the tooth.
A dental lab will use your dental impression to fabricate your permanent dental crown/bridge. This usually takes about 1-2 weeks. At the second visit, the crown or bridge will be cemented to your tooth/teeth. The whole process usually takes about one hour per appointment.
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