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Dental Crowns and Bridges in Cranston, RI

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What Are Dental Crowns and Bridges?

Individual teeth that have sustained extensive damage or tooth decay can generally be repaired with a crown restoration. Dr. Matrullo & Associates is a state-of-the-art dental center that offers crown restorations to Cranston, RI patients to help protect and cover the visible portion of a single tooth while also reestablishing its normal cosmetic appearance and function. Crowns are designed to blend evenly with your teeth and can be performed to repair teeth that are broken, have cavities, are misshapen, or have additional types of damage. Dental restorations may also be melded into an appliance to form a bridge or attached to single dental implants to restore a tooth that is missing. Set up an appointment with our dental practitioners at Dr. Matrullo & Associates to determine whether a custom-made dental crown or bridge may improve the appearance and health of your smile.

What Is the Dental Crown and Bridge Process?

Crowns and bridges for Cranston, RI individuals most often take place within two visits. During your first appointment, one of our skilled dental practitioners will administer a local anesthetic to your mouth and may incorporate sedation services to increase your comfort level if desired. When the affected tooth structure is cleared away, an impression of the treated tooth will be taken and utilized by a professional lab in the creation of your custom restoration. An interim crown may be worn on your treated tooth to uphold normal function and a natural-looking cosmetic appeal over the period of time your dental restoration is being made. You will schedule a return visit at Dr. Matrullo & Associates a couple of weeks later to have the temporary taken off and your new crown or bridge adhered and adjusted so the fit feels right and stable.

What are the Benefits of Dental Crowns and Bridges?

Dental crowns and bridges provide many benefits for patients in Cranston, RI. Some of the main advantages include:

  • Protection: Crowns protect the underlying tooth structure from further damage and decay.
  • Aesthetics: Crowns and bridges are designed to blend in with your natural teeth while enhancing the appearance of your smile.
  • Functionality: Our restorations allow patients to eat, speak, and smile confidently without worry.
  • Durability: With proper care and maintenance, dental crowns and bridges can last for many years.
  • Versatility: Our dental team can use restorations to repair a wide range of dental issues at the same time.
  • Improved oral health: By restoring damaged or missing teeth with crowns or bridges, patients can improve their overall oral health and prevent further complications down the line.

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Dr Matrullo has been my dentist of choice for years. The staff is friendly and professional. Dr Matrullo is a very busy man but when I need help he sees me asap. They are incredibly fast and make sure to match color on any fillings that are visible.

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Natural-Looking Dental Crowns

Cavities, cracked teeth, and other conditions may be managed with a dental crown or bridge from our Cranston, RI facility. A crown or bridge might help protect your teeth from additional challenges while regaining ideal functional abilities and improved aesthetic qualities for your tooth. Get in touch with Dr. Matrullo & Associates to book a consultation with our team of experts, and learn if this type of restoration is best for your oral health.

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What are dental crowns and bridges made of?

Dental crowns and bridges can be made from various materials, including porcelain, ceramic, metal alloys (such as gold or silver), or a combination of materials (e.g., porcelain-fused-to-metal).

How long does a dental crown or bridge last?

The lifespan of a dental crown or bridge depends on factors like oral hygiene, biting forces, and the material used. On average, dental crowns and bridges can last between 5 – 15 years or more with proper care.

Can I eat normally with a dental crown or bridge?

Yes, once the crown or bridge is securely in place, you can eat and chew as you would with your natural teeth. However, it's advisable to avoid very hard or sticky foods that may put excessive pressure on the crown or bridge.

*Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary from person to person. Images may contain models.