Dental Crowns and Bridges at Richard S. Bernstein D.D.S, Farmington Hills

I have had the distinct pleasure of being one of Dr. Bernstein's first patients in his dental practice. After several bad experiences years ago with other dentists, I came to Dr. Bernstein's office and have never been happier. I continue to return even though I have moved a distance away due to the caring and compassion that Dr. Bernstein and his staff exemplify. The professionalism displayed by Dr. Bernstein as well as his entire office staff is exceptional!! They always keep the patient's comfort first and foremost in any procedure they perform, whether it is dental cleanings, fillings, root canals and even cosmetic surgery.
Thanks to Dr. Bernstein and his staff, I have a beautiful smile each and every day.
Judy H.
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.