Dental bridges, crowns, and veneers can combine to restore proper teeth spacing, function, and mouth aesthetics all at once. At Lashen Dental Group in Denville, New Jersey, dental specialists Stephen Lashen, DDS, Jessica Klein, DMD, Jason Klein, DMD, and the expert team can replace lost teeth and enhance your natural smile with today’s latest options in bridges, crowns, and veneers. Call the office or use the online scheduler to make your appointment now.

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What are dental crowns?

Dental crowns are ceramic, zirconia, ceramic/glass hybrid, metal, or porcelain-fused-to-metal caps that cover a damaged or decayed tooth. To apply a dental crown, the Lashen Dental Group team removes any decayed or damaged tooth, along with a thin layer of surface enamel.

They take digital impressions, which go to the in-house lab. The Lashen Dental Group lab can make your new dental crown the same day. It’s then cemented in place for long-lasting tooth protection that also looks just like a natural tooth.

What are veneers?

Veneers are razor-thin panels made of porcelain. They’re a great option for improving your smile’s aesthetic appeal if you have issues like misshapen teeth, severe tooth stains, short teeth, or mild misalignment. Veneers fit onto the outermost part of your tooth but don’t cover the chewing surfaces as crowns do.

As with crowns, the Lashen Dental Group typically takes digital impressions and then makes your new veneers in the on-site dental lab. In most cases, this means you can get new veneers the same day. Veneers are attached to the front of your teeth with dental cement and are very durable as long as you take good care of them.

What are dental bridges?

A dental bridge is a device that fills a gap in your teeth. A bridge has a false tooth (or a series of them) and two crowns that are joined together into one single unit. With a dental bridge, your missing tooth is impossible to spot, and you also get a completely functional replacement tooth.

To make your dental bridge, the Lashen Dental Group team take digital impressions of your mouth. The dental lab uses the precise measurements from this scan to create your bridge, a process that takes around two weeks. In the interim, you’ll wear a temporary bridge.

When the Lashen Dental Group team puts your new dental bridge in place, they cement the crowns onto the natural teeth bordering your tooth gap. This gives you a long-term tooth replacement.

Want to learn more about sturdy and natural-looking tooth restorations like crowns, veneers, and bridges? Call Lashen Dental Group or click the online scheduler now.