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By Family Dental Care
January 28, 2016
Category: Oral Health
Tags: dental crowns   bridges  

If you have a tooth that's experienced a lot of decay or damage or are missing one altogether, you might not be too concerned if it's not dental crownscausing you discomfort. However, the dentists at Family Dental Care in Rocky Hill, Connecticut want you to know that repairing or replacing a tooth is very important to your overall dental health. Crowns and bridges are two of the ways these dental problems can be fixed. Dr. Edward Pergiovanni and Dr. Mary Pergiovanni explain what both of these restorations do and how they work together.

Crowns

Did you know that the visible part of a tooth is called a crown? Keeping that in mind, it's easy to understand how these restorations work. They essentially cover up the original tooth that has undergone too much damage from trauma or decay to be effective on its own. These crowns, made by your Rocky Hill family dentist, can be porcelain, ceramic or metal; the material used will depend on which tooth needs the crown and your own personal preference. By covering a damaged tooth with a crown, the complex root system is kept intact and your tooth can return to its proper form and function.

Bridges

Like a bridge that spans a body of water, dental bridges fill in a gap left by a missing tooth or teeth. Bridges are attached to the neighboring teeth on each side of the gap, and the middle portion, called a pontic, looks like a natural tooth. However, bridges need the help of crowns in order to function properly. The teeth on either side of the pontic must be crowned by your Rocky Hill family dentist in order to bolster the bridge; the extra support will keep everything in place and functioning properly.

If you think one or more of your teeth might benefit from a crown or bridge, the staff at Family Dental Care in Rocky Hill, Connecticut encourages you to give us a call for an appointment. Having something to smile about is a great way to start off the new year!

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Dr. Mary Pergiovanni has been named the 2017 recipient of the Hartford Dental Society Dr. James & Ella Burr McManus Award

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Dr. Mary Pergiovanni receives the 2017 Hartford Dental Society James and Ella Burr McManus Award

 

Dr. Ed and Dr. Mary Pergiovanni recently volunteered for their 9th Connecticut Mission of Mercy Dental Clinic. Click on the link below to see Dr. Mary featured in a news clip which aired on NBC30.
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