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Crown and Bridge

Filling In Your Smile Gap with a Crown
and Bridge

At the prosthodontics practice of Dr. Gary Horblitt, we specialize in dental prosthetics, such as crowns and bridges, also known as crown and bridgework. A crown is used when too much of the patient’s tooth structure is missing, or when a root canal has been performed. The patients tooth is prepared by shaping the tooth to the specs that are needed for a perfect fitting temporary. The patient remains in the temporary crown while a custom colored porcelain crown is made. A bridge is used to fill in the gaps left by missing teeth using the patients natural teeth as anchors on either side of the missing tooth, The missing tooth is fabricated as a porcelain crown attaching to the two anchor teeth. Another way to anchor a crown or bridge is with a dental implant, which is part of implant-supported restorations.

Why is it important to fill in a smile gap with a crown or bridge? The spaces left by missing teeth can cause other teeth to shift, or even loosen, and result in a bad bite. Missing teeth can make it more difficult to eat, and may also affect your speech as well.

To ensure the longevity of your crown and bridge porcelain dentistry, practice good oral hygiene. Keep gums and teeth healthy by brushing and flossing daily. Sometimes special fluoridated toothpastes are prescribed to limit the potential for decay, and of course, visit the dentist on regular recalls.

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Top Connecticut Dentist Recognized As A Top Dentist By CT Magazine 8 Years In A RowRecognized as a Top Dentist by CT Magazine 8 Years in a Row
  • "Dr. Horblitt and staff, I can't thank you enough for your help.  It was a positive experience, for once in my life, with a dentist that was unbelievably kind and knowledgeable.  We will always now come back after this! "

    Sam P. - CT
  • "My teeth look great!  Somehow you were able to correct all of the issues with the bridge that I had and I can't thank you enough!  I truly can say that this was the best thing I've done in a while...thank you"

    Kara S. - CT
  • "I had thought you were more of a specialist and didn't provide regular dentist work but I can definitely start to tell my friends now to come to you even for general teeth issues.  Thank you to you and your staff for getting me in and out of here with no issues."

    Peter B.

The Learning Center Blog

January 9, 2017
Am I too old to get a dental implant? Is it really worth it? Given that this is a relatively new option for tooth loss, people still might have many questions about the procedure. The fact is that dental implants are completely safe because this is a well tried and tested procedure. It works best for people who have tooth loss due to an injury,...