Crowns and Bridges in Malone

Kevin Poupore, DDS -  - Cosmetic & Sedation Dentist

Kevin Poupore, DDS

Cosmetic & Sedation Dentist located in Malone, NY

Crowns And Bridges Specialist
Crowns and bridges use durable, natural-looking materials to restore or replace teeth for improved oral health. At his practice in Malone, NY, Dr. Kevin Poupore offers crowns and bridges that use state-of-the-art materials to help patients look their best and maintain optimal oral health after tooth damage or loss. Dr. Poupore has patients visit him from all around the area including from Potsdam, Massena, Chateaugay, Norwood, Norfolk, and Akwesasne.

Crowns and Bridges Q & A

by Kevin Poupore, DDS

“He has the utmost technology. He gives you a temporary crown, and it looks like it's the real thing. He takes great pride in his work. The dentist that I had in Brooklyn, he doesn't have half the modern stuff that Dr. Poupore has. He's worth it.”

 

What is a dental crown?

A dental crown is a durable that’s designed to cover the entire visible portion of a tooth. Crowns are very versatile and have many applications, including:

  • hiding deep discoloration that can’t be treated with professional whitening
  • protecting and strengthening teeth after a root canal procedure
  • providing protection for teeth that are used to support a dental bridge
  • restoring teeth extensively damaged by decay, fractures or other issues
  • helping uneven or misshapen teeth appear more uniform and attractive

Crowns can be tinted to match neighboring teeth so they blend in beautifully.

How is a crown applied?

Crowns require two office visits. During the first visit, a small portion of the tooth’s surface material will be removed to make room for the thickness of the crown material so the restoration fits comfortably. An impression will be made and sent to the lab where the crown will be made, then a temporary crown will be placed on the tooth to protect it. At the second visit, the temporary crown will be removed and the tooth will be carefully cleaned, then the crown will be applied using a very strong adhesive.

What is a bridge?

A dental bridges is a device used to replace one or more missing teeth, spanning or “bridging” the gap left by the missing teeth. A bridge comprises a strong metal framework and one or more prosthetic teeth or crowns. Like a denture, the bridge rests on top of the gum, but it uses special clips to attach to the teeth on either side of the gap. These supporting teeth are protected by durable crowns to prevent them from becoming damaged by the pressure of the clips and the bridge itself.

How is a bridge applied?

Bridges typically require two office visits. During the first visit, the teeth used to support the bridge will be prepared for crowns and an impression will be made of the entire area. The impression will be sent to a dental lab that uses state-of-the-art materials and techniques to craft the crowns and bridge. Temporary crowns will be placed on the teeth to protect them. At the second appointment, the permanent crowns will be applied and the bridge will be adjusted for a comfortable fit.

How long do crowns and bridges last?

With proper care, including regular checkups and cleanings, crowns and bridges can last 10 or 15 years or even longer.

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