Crowns And Bridges Specialist

Yelena Shapiro, DDS, MS -  - Prosthodontist

Yelena Shapiro, DDS, MS

Prosthodontist & Cosmetic Dentist located in Murray Hill, New York, NY

Modern crowns and bridges are long-lasting and entirely natural-looking restoration solutions if you’re dealing with missing, misshapen, or severely decayed teeth. If you need a crown or bridge, contact the office of Yelena Shapiro DDS in Murray Hill, Manhattan, today. Dr. Shapiro provides beautiful crowns and bridges for men and women throughout New York City. Get started on your treatment by booking an evaluation through the website. You can also call to schedule an exam over the phone.

Crowns and Bridges Q & A

What are crowns or bridges?

Crowns and bridges are tooth-colored fixed dental appliances. They’re designed to restore or replace missing teeth, so you can maintain your natural chewing and speaking abilities, without limitations. 

A crown is a restoration that covers or caps your tooth — it can also cover a dental implant. Crowns can restore your tooth to its normal size, color, and shape, while strengthening and improving your tooth’s appearance.

Dental bridges replace missing teeth with a short row of prosthetics that rely on the strength of surrounding natural teeth (abutment teeth). Bridges fill in gaps where you’re missing one or more teeth and prevent adjacent teeth from moving into the open space. 

Why would I need a crown or bridge?

The practice of Yelena Shapiro DDS provides durable tooth-colored crowns and bridges made of ceramic, porcelain, or other long-lasting material. Dr. Shapiro may recommend a crown to:

  • Restore a chipped tooth
  • Hold a cracked tooth together
  • Protect your tooth after a root canal
  • Cover and support a tooth with a large filling

Alternatively, you may need a dental bridge to:

  • Prevent teeth shifting
  • Reduce the risk of gum disease 
  • Minimize gum and bone tissue loss
  • Restore your ability to bite and chew

Bridges are also beneficial for enhancing facial fullness and resolving issues with sunken cheeks due to tooth loss. 

How long do crowns and bridges last?

Good oral hygiene is important to help your new crown or bridge last for years to come. This means you need to floss every day, brush twice a day, and come to the office of Yelena Shapiro DDS every six months for a dental exam and professional cleaning.

As long as you’re following these steps, you should find that your crown or bridge lasts for 5-15 years (sometimes even longer). Without proper care, surrounding structures can decay and break down, which can cause your crown or bridge to break or fall off. 

You can expect beautiful, natural-looking results with your crown or bridge treatment at the office of Yelena Shapiro DDS. If you need a crown or bridge, book an appointment online or by phone today.