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By Queens Professional Dental Care, PC
September 27, 2017
Category: Dental Procedures

What your dentists in Jackson Heights want you to knowrestorative dentistry

If you’ve been thinking about dental crowns or bridges, chances are you have a few questions. Dental crowns are the best way to protect broken teeth from further damage, and dental bridges are an excellent way to replace missing teeth and regain your full smile and chewing function. Dr. H. Alamzad and Dr. Rihito Matsui at Queens Professional Dental Care in Jackson Heights, NY want to share some common questions and answers about dental crowns and bridges:

What makes a crown better than a filling?

Dental crowns make your teeth stronger because they cover the entire visible areas of your teeth. They coat your teeth like a suit of armor, protecting your teeth from a fracture. Fillings, especially large ones, can weaken your teeth by creating a barrier between different areas of your teeth. If you have a large filling, when you bite down you may fracture the filling and take a piece of your tooth with it.

What makes a bridge better than a removable partial?

A dental bridge is much more convenient than a partial, because you never have to remove the bridge for cleaning or when you eat. Bridges are also more natural-looking than partials because there are no visible metal clamps. Bridges are stable; you can be confident your bridge won’t move around the way a partial might.

What are crowns made of?

There a variety of materials used for dental crowns. A PFM (porcelain-fused-to-metal) crown combines the strength of metal with the beauty of porcelain. A full porcelain crown is the most cosmetically beautiful choice.

These are just a few of the frequently asked questions and answers about crowns and bridges. For more detailed information please visit the crowns and bridges page of the website at

If you want to restore and beautify your smile, crowns and bridges can help. Get started by calling Dr. Alamzad and Dr. Matsui at Queens Professional Dental Care in Jackson Heights, NY. Call today!