Crowns and Bridges

General Dentist & Cosmetic Dentistry located in Stamford, CT

Crowns and Bridges

If you lose, damage, or weaken a tooth, crowns and bridges can restore your smile. At the office of Tatiana Barton, DDS, in Stamford, Connecticut, Dr. Barton creates crowns and bridges that match your natural teeth and let you talk, laugh, and eat with confidence. Call Tatiana Barton, DDS, or schedule your consultation online today.

Crowns and Bridges Q&A

What are crowns and bridges? 

Crowns and bridges are two different yet similar types of dental restorations you can get at Tatiana Barton, DDS. Dr. Barton customizes them to look just like your natural teeth. 

Here’s how they differ: 


A dental crown fits over a single tooth like a protective cap. It can repair or prevent damage and also conceal irregularities like discoloration or an asymmetrical tooth shape. 


Bridges are made up of at least one crown, usually two, beside a gap made by missing teeth. The crowns anchor a synthetic tooth in the gap, which replaces the missing tooth. 

What is the process for getting crowns and bridges? 

The first step in getting a crown or bridge at Tatiana Barton, DDS, is getting a scan of your bite. Dr. Barton uses a digital scanner to shape and size your restoration. She prepares any teeth that need crowns by shaving down some of the enamel to make space.

This process is slightly different if you get a crown or bridge for an implant. Of course, you won’t need any teeth altered if this is the case.

Before your second appointment, you get a temporary restoration to wear until your new crown or bridge is ready. When it is, the team checks the fit before bonding it to your tooth or the dental implant. 

How can I make my crowns and bridges last? 

If you have any sort of restoration in your mouth, oral hygiene and gentleness are crucial to avoid breaking or dislodging your crown or bridge. Dr. Barton gives detailed instructions and tips on keeping your crown or bridge functional and intact.

To get the most time out of a custom crown or bridge, do the following: 

  • Brush thoroughly twice a day
  • Never use your teeth for cutting thread or opening packages
  • Floss between your teeth, including around the restoration
  • Never bite down on solid objects like popcorn seeds or hard candies
  • Use antimicrobial rinses

If your crown or bridge breaks or becomes dislodged, quickly book an appointment to replace or reattach it. 

Call Tatiana Barton, DDS, or schedule an appointment online for custom crowns and bridges today.