Crowns and Bridges

For larger cavities or cracked teeth, a crown restores and protects the tooth. Bridges, made of connected crowns, replace missing or multiple damaged teeth.
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Restore Your Smile With Dental Crowns in Washington Heights NYC

Dental crowns are a reliable and effective solution when restoring damaged or weakened teeth. A dental crown is a permanent cap or cover placed over a tooth, restoring its natural shape, size, and function. Learn more about the importance of dental crowns, the various types available, and how they can enhance your smile and oral health.

Importance of Dental Crowns


The Role of Dental Crowns

A dental crown is a protective shell covering a damaged or decayed tooth. It restores the tooth’s appearance and strengthens its structure, allowing it to function correctly. Dental crowns are commonly used to protect weakened teeth, restore teeth after root canal treatment, improve the appearance of misshapen or discolored teeth, and support dental bridges.

The Importance of Proper Fit and Natural Aesthetics

At Fort Washington Dental Associates, we understand the significance of a dental crown fitting comfortably into your mouth and blending seamlessly with your natural teeth. Our skilled dentists design each crown to make it look as natural as possible, indistinguishable from the adjacent teeth. We offer a range of materials, such as metal, ceramic, and porcelain, to meet both durability and aesthetic preferences.


Types of Dental Crowns


Ceramic Crowns

Ceramic crowns combine aesthetics with durability. They are highly resistant to staining and offer exceptional strength, making them suitable for front and back teeth. Ceramic crowns are custom-made to ensure they blend harmoniously with your natural teeth, enhancing your smile while providing long-lasting functionality. With their ability to mimic the natural tooth enamel, Ceramic crowns offer a beautiful and functional restoration option.

Porcelain Crowns

Porcelain crowns are known for their excellent aesthetics, as they closely resemble the appearance of natural teeth. They are an ideal choice for front teeth, where aesthetics are paramount. Porcelain crowns are carefully designed to match your natural teeth’ color, shape, and size, providing a seamless and natural-looking result. With their lifelike translucency and ability to blend seamlessly, Porcelain crowns can restore your smile while maintaining a natural appearance.

Metal Crowns

Metal crowns, including gold or silver alloy crowns, are renowned for their strength and durability. They are an excellent option for molars and teeth that require substantial support. While metal crowns may not match the natural color of your teeth, they offer exceptional longevity and functionality. Metal crowns are ideal for patients prioritizing durability and strength in their dental restorations.

PFM (Porcelain-Fused-to-Metal) Crowns

PFM crowns combine the strength of metal with the aesthetic appeal of porcelain. They have a metal substructure for durability, which is covered with a porcelain layer to achieve a natural appearance. PFM crowns are versatile and can be used for both front and back teeth, balancing strength and aesthetics. These crowns are an excellent choice for patients seeking a restoration that combines durability and natural-looking aesthetics.


Dental Bridges: Filling the Gaps and Restoring Your Smile


The Purpose of Dental Bridges

In cases of one or more missing teeth, a dental bridge is an excellent solution to fill the gaps and restore the integrity of your smile. A dental bridge consists of a series of dental crowns attached to one another. The restoration is permanently cemented in place, ensuring stability and functionality.

Types of Dental Bridges

At Fort Washington Dental Associates, we offer various options for dental bridges, including:

  • Traditional Bridge: This type of bridge involves one or multiple false teeth supported by crowns on each side. It is a trusted and time-tested option for replacing missing teeth and restoring the function and aesthetics of your smile.
  • Cantilever Bridge: A cantilever bridge utilizes a dental crown attached to one or two false teeth. This type of bridge is suitable when only support is available on one side of the gap. Our skilled dentists will assess your needs to determine if a cantilever bridge is the right solution.
  • Maryland Bonded Bridge: This bridge involves a false tooth supported by a metal framework and resin cement, primarily used for front teeth. Maryland bonded bridges offer an aesthetic solution for replacing missing teeth while preserving the natural tooth structure.
  • Implant-Supported Bridge: An implant-supported bridge utilizes two implant crowns on either side of one or more false teeth. This type of bridge offers excellent stability, functionality, and long-term durability. Dental implants provide a secure foundation for the bridge, mimicking the natural tooth roots.


Dental crowns and bridges are essential for restoring tooth functionality, enhancing aesthetics, and improving oral health. At Fort Washington Dental Associates, our experienced dentists provide a range of crown options, including ceramic, porcelain, metal, and PFM crowns, tailored to your unique needs. We also offer various dental bridges, ensuring we have the right solution for replacing missing teeth and restoring your beautiful smile. Schedule a consultation today, and let us restore your smile, confidence, and oral well-being with our exceptional dental crown and bridge services.

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Iliana Cepero
Iliana Cepero
23:13 16 Jan 24
Dr. Lee was incredibly kind, clear, and thorough when I went for a consultation. Doctors who spend time explaining things to a patient and giving them the best and most affordable options do not abound these days. He is very smart too. Strongly recommended!
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Our Care Philosophy

A patient-centric approach to excellent dentistry.

At Fort Washington Dental Associates, your dental health is our top priority. Our treatment philosophy is simple yet profound – we prioritize the patient’s long-term dental health over everything. From thorough examinations to honest and transparent discussions about your dental health, treatments and pricing, we strive to ensure that every visit is comfortable, informative, and beneficial. Join our family of satisfied patients who appreciate our thoroughness, friendly approach, and non-judgmental environment.
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