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Dental Crowns and Bridges

Whether due to damage, decay or to provide cosmetic enhancement, sometimes a tooth needs to be replaced. When a replacement tooth is needed the dentists at our Billerica practice will help you decide on the right solution for your needs. 
Dental crowns and dental bridges are two options for restoring function when one or more replacement teeth are needed.

“Dr. Lin is a talented dentist who does amazing (and painless!) dental work. This knowledge and expertise has made my experience with him very reassuring that I am in the right hands. The crown I had done had a perfect fit from the start. I highly recommend him especially if you need a bit more than just a filling. He does a beautiful job.” ~ Joelle

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What are Dental Crowns?

A dental crown is a custom-made replacement tooth that can be attached to a dental implant or to what remains of a natural tooth after decay and infection have been removed. Unlike dental bridges, crowns are fitted independently from surrounding teeth. Once the crown is in place, the tooth’s full function is restored. 

Dental crowns allow us to save a tooth that has been severely damaged or is suffering from decay beyond what a filling can repair. Crowns are also commonly used in conjunction with a root canal, as the remaining tooth will be fragile and require protection. 

Crowns can even address cosmetic issues such as crooked teeth or teeth with a large gap between them. And porcelain crowns look and feel just like your natural teeth.

At Future of Dentistry’s Billerica office, we custom make each porcelain crown to match the natural look and feel of the tooth it’s replacing. 

Your dental crown can be cared for the same way as your other teeth, with regular bruising and flossing.

Dental Crown Procedure

Dental crowns can be installed over one or two visits to our Wakefield office. 

For the first step, we take a mold of the tooth that’s being replaced, along with the surrounding teeth. This allows us to ensure the crown will be a good fit and a good visual match. 

The dental crown will match the size and shape of the tooth it’s replacing, and our custom-made porcelain crowns allow us to custom match the color to your other teeth. The result is a beautiful, natural-looking smile.

What is a Dental Bridge?

Another way to address a missing tooth, a dental bridge is a replacement tooth held in place with attachments to the neighboring teeth. These attachments may be either dental crowns or implants and they secure the replacement tooth between them, hence bridging the gap. 

A dental bridge solves the problem of a missing tooth by restoring functionality to your bite and by helping your other teeth maintain their position.

Dental Bridge Procedure

Before a dental bridge can be installed, the adjacent teeth must be evaluated as attachment points. Called “abutment teeth,” these neighboring teeth must be in good health to support attachments for the bridge. The abutment teeth may need to be filed down to make room for the crowns. 

Once the abutment teeth have been prepared, we’ll take a mold of your teeth so we can construct a bridge that fits naturally and comfortably. 

When multiple teeth need to be replaced, dental implants can also support a bridge. In these instances, two implants will support a replacement tooth between them. 

Similar to the dental crown procedure, we may fit you with a temporary bridge while the permanent bridge is being crafted.

Want to learn more about dental crowns and bridges? Call our Billerica location at 978-663-4303

Over 1,000 5 Star Reviews on Google!

Mark DumontMark Dumont
23:05 23 Aug 22
I honestly couldn’t have been more happy and satisfied with my experience with Dr.Nguyen and his assistant Olivia in the Billerica location! I had numerous fillings on my front teeth that were not done correctly by a different Doctor.They were making me feel insecure and worried about my smile, and after consulting and having my appointment with the doctor and Olivia, I feel I have a renewed lease on my smile and confidence. Dr.Nguyen made me feel very confident in his professionalism and knowledge in dentistry the moment we first spoke and through my appointment, Olivia was amazingly professional, while at the same time made me comfortable and re-assured in the whole process , it made everything so easy mentally. I cannot wait to continue using them for my cleanings and future appointments, and to recommend them to anyone I know!
D NelD Nel
20:00 20 Jun 22
I’ve had a very positive experience here!The staffs are kind and professional, they respond very quickly as well.
Alycia TecciAlycia Tecci
23:40 07 Jun 22
I moved to Billerica and was unhappy with my prior dentist. Future of Dentistry got me in same day for an emergent toothache and was able to refer me to an oral surgeon who removed the tooth. Future of Demtistry’s reception team helped me through all the paperwork without me finding my insurance card. The entire team was happy and helpful throughout my entire experience. I’m happy to have a new dentist!!
Karen FarmerKaren Farmer
23:45 11 May 22
Personnel always pleasant. Office is immaculate, while being comfortable and relaxing. Music and continuous scenery shown on a big screen add to a calming effect. Very professional and pleasant staff.
Randy ColonRandy Colon
13:13 20 Apr 22
Switched to this dentist a couple years ago and have never had a bad experience. Had a crown made, couple fillings and cleanings here. The team is great to work with and Dr. Nguyen does excellent work! The operations are well run and appointments / procedures are communicated efficiently which is refreshing. Do yourself the favor and go here for your chompah maintenance!
Jennifer StaplesJennifer Staples
01:09 13 Apr 22
I cant say enough about Future of Dentistry! This place is amazing!! You will not be disappointed in any way!
Natalie PerezNatalie Perez
03:02 07 Apr 22
Very happy with my with my new dentist, Dr. Nguyen! He has excellent bedside manner, down to earth, & most importantly gentle. Dr. Nguyen takes the time to explain everything thoroughly. All of the staff at Future of Dentistry are Amazing. Overall a friendly & professional atmosphere from the moment you walk in.
kathleen cordeirokathleen cordeiro
14:37 16 Mar 22
I went for a consultation and as soon as I walked in the decor in the office was very calm and home-like. The front desk employee, Erin I believe, was very kind and courteous making sure that I was able to get my previous dental office to get my records sent over to help my appointment go smoother. When Dr. Nguyen looked at my teeth he explained everything clearly so that I would understand exactly what they had planned for me and was even able to start my deep cleaning in that same appointment, which saved me another trip and time off from work. I appreciate all of the effort they put in to make sure I was comfortable and taken care of. Definitely the best staff I've encountered in a dental office. There were no attitudes in sight and it was a quiet and relaxed environment.
Sashi RavikumarSashi Ravikumar
17:20 29 Dec 21
Very welcoming and friendly staff. Dr.Nguyen was caring, informative and excellent service.Highly recommend.
Can’t say enough about this place. Everyone is so nice. The office is immaculate. The waiting room is so cute, but I never actually spend time there because they run on time. Tara the hygienist is the sweetest and Dr. Nguyen is awesome too. They were great with my 2 year old as well!
William FavaWilliam Fava
00:47 02 Dec 21
I can't overstate my satisfaction with Future of Dentistry. Becoming a patient was quick and easy, and every visit has been nothing but pleasant. All of the staff are courteous, friendly, and personable. They were very helpful working with me to figure out my options for procedures and what my out-of-pocket costs would look like. As someone with a storied dental history, I'm very satisfied to have found such a great experience in my own backyard.The dental assistant, hygienist, and Dr. Nguyen are all top-notch professionals. Everyone took time to check in and make sure I was comfortable and aware of next steps throughout my visits. And at risk of sounding too hyperbolic, I left my latest appointment thinking Dr. Nguyen is an artist with the precision of a watchmaker. Both me and my fiancé are very happy with his work.If you're seeking a better dental experience, Future of Dentistry is highly recommended!
Tiffany RegolinoTiffany Regolino
14:35 02 Nov 21
Had my first appointment here and am super happy with everything! The doctor helped me pick the best option for me and my situation. The assistant taking molds of my mouth made sure I was comfortable the whole time. Front desk staff was great with making sure they could fit me in for my next appointment and made sure it worked with my personal schedule
Dayse DoliverDayse Doliver
02:41 06 Oct 21
Future of Dentistry is an amazing hidden gem! Conveniently located with plenty of parking. This is an updated and state of the art office. Upon arrival I was greeted by the most caring and professional staff. The hygienist who did my cleaning was spectacular. I went back to complete dental work and was once again very pleased with the levels of professionalism and dedication by the Dentist and his entire team. I will recommend this practice to all my friends and family.
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