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Dental Crowns and Bridges

Dental crowns and bridges are among the most common dental procedures. You may have noticed these restorations in other people's smiles - they might be metal, unnaturally opaque (chalky looking or yellow), or have darkened edges. These effects are unnecessary with today's dental materials. Dr. Richard Bernstein has an extensive background in cosmetic dentistry, and uses only the most functional and aesthetic materials.
Why dental crowns are used
  • Restore a damaged or decayed tooth.
  • Protect a weakened tooth. This is usually needed after endodontic therapy (a root canal procedure).
  • Cover cosmetic flaws on a tooth that isn't a good candidate for dental veneers.
  • Crowns affixed to implants can replace missing teeth securely and permanently.
  • A bridge supported by crowned abutment teeth, can replace teeth within a relatively short amount of time.

Crowns are placed in two appointments. First, the tooth is prepared, and a provisional (temporary) crown is placed. These provisionals are well designed, by Dr. Bernstein, and rarely come loose. When your final crown is ready, you will return for your second appointment, when it is permanently bonded or cemented in place.

The procedure for bridges is essentially the same as for crowns. A bridge consists of one or more replacement teeth, and two or three crowns, which support the unit. Bridges are a less permanent, but more economical, tooth replacement option than dental implants.

Caring for Crowns and Bridges


These restorations have a longevity ranging from 10 to 25 years, depending on how you care for them. Excellent oral hygiene is imperative; taking care to clean especially well around the margins of the crown, and under bridges. Be sure and visit us every three to six months for teeth cleanings.

Despite his reputation as a world-class cosmetic dentist, Dr. Bernstein continues to provide general and family dental care. After he creates your beautiful smile, he will be your partner in maintaining it.

continue living with worn, broken, or missing teeth. Call or email today, and find out how Dr. Bernstein can create the smile you wish you were born with.

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Cosmetic Dentist Farmington Hills - Dr. Bernstein achieving Diplomate status in the American Board of Aesthetic Dentistry
In achieving Diplomate status in the American Board of Aesthetic Dentistry. Dr. Richard Bernstein one of only fifty to be awarded
Testimonials Hear what our patients are saying
I was unhappy with my teeth and had a problem (excessive wear) and wanted them fixed. I went to see Dr. Bernstein and was pleased with his solutions. I had the veneer process done on my upper teeth and not only did it fix my worn teeth cosmetically, I stopped grinding them. The best thing about the procedure is they look and feel natural. If you are looking for a high quality professional cosmetic specialist (and general dentist), I recommend you see Richard S. Bernstein, DDS - Gregory B.
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