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Crowns and Bridges

Dental prosthetics used to restore damaged or missing teeth, providing both functional and aesthetic benefits.

Restore your smile with crowns and bridges

Whether you need to replace a single tooth or many, crowns and bridges can restore your smile with natural-looking prosthetics. Nasrin Sadeghi, DMD, Medha Singh, DMD, BDS, MS, and the team at First Dental Associates in Reading, Massachusetts, use durable, attractive materials like porcelain and ceramic to bolster your tooth function and appearance. Call the office today or schedule an appointment online to learn more about crowns and bridges.

What are crowns and bridges?

 Crowns and bridges are fixed dental restorations that treat damaged, decayed, or missing teeth. A crown is a tooth-shaped cap that covers the visible part of your tooth, also called the crown. Made of ceramic, porcelain, or metal, this restoration can improve your tooth function and appearance.

 Bridges replace one or more missing teeth. There are several types, but the most common is a traditional bridge, which includes two crowns and artificial teeth in the center.

 What are the benefits of crowns and bridges?

 Crowns and bridges are attractive, custom-made, and effective options for replacing damaged or missing teeth. The team at First Dental Associates may recommend crowns to:

  • Cover a damaged, decayed, or broken tooth
  • Protect a vulnerable tooth after root canal therapy
  • Fit over a tooth with a large filling
  • Connect to a bridge or dental implant

These restorations also preserve the integrity of your surrounding teeth by preventing them from loosening and shifting out of place.

What can I expect from the crowns and bridges placement process?

 After an initial consultation, the team at First Dental Associates can predict an accurate timeline for your placement process. First, the team performs a teeth cleaning and dental exam, which typically includes digital X-rays. Then, they discuss which materials may work best for your restorations.  

To prepare your teeth for crowns and bridges, the team must reduce their size. This step ensures your implants blend in with your teeth without appearing bulky or unnatural. Since crowns and bridges take about 2-3 weeks to create, you’ll wear temporary restorations in the meantime.  

When you return, the team replaces your temporaries with your permanent restorations. They make any necessary adjustments for the perfect fit before cementing them in place. 

How do I care for crowns and bridges? 

Crowns and bridges can last for more than a decade with proper care*. To protect your restorations, you should:

  • Brush and floss after meals
  • Schedule a teeth cleaning every six months
  • Avoid chewing on hard objects (such as candy, ice, and pen caps)
  • Use an antiseptic mouthwash

If you grind your teeth at night, the team can fit you for a custom-made nightguard that protects your teeth from gnashing together.

*Individual results may vary

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Fantastic Team

This is a team of wonder women! Their kindness compassion and complete lack of judgment was a slice saving as the impeccable job that they did on my ex-partner's teeth. It was one of the worst situations they had seen and a very delicate situation they ...
d'Arc L

Fantastic Team

This is a team of wonder women! Their kindness compassion and complete lack of judgment was a slice saving as the impeccable job that they did on my ex-partner's teeth. It was one of the worst situations they had seen and a very delicate situation they tended to with utmost care. Even fun! The relationship ended but my gratitude for them is eternal and hope more humans can be like them!
d'Arc L

Caring

Caring dental practice , take the time to explain procedures and make sure I was comfortable with the decisions.
Susan F.

Caring

Caring dental practice , take the time to explain procedures and make sure I was comfortable with the decisions.
Susan F.

Wonderful Experience!

Dr. Sadeghi was wonderful. I have been on this bumpy road with my teeth for a couple of years now, bouncing around from office to office, living with anxiety about the future of my teeth. She took the time to look over my records sent to ...
Marcy W

Wonderful Experience!

Dr. Sadeghi was wonderful. I have been on this bumpy road with my teeth for a couple of years now, bouncing around from office to office, living with anxiety about the future of my teeth. She took the time to look over my records sent to her office by several providers and establish a theory, and a game plan. She was compassionate, and such a good critical thinker. It didn't take me long to realize she was on my side and committed to being a caregiver. I really appreciate her!
Marcy W

Won't Go Anywhere Else

I've been a patient of Dr. Sadeghi's for more than 25 years, and at First Dental since they opened. I wouldn't go anywhere else. Just excellent, always, and incredible people as well.
Joe M.

Won't Go Anywhere Else

I've been a patient of Dr. Sadeghi's for more than 25 years, and at First Dental since they opened. I wouldn't go anywhere else. Just excellent, always, and incredible people as well.
Joe M.

Just Fantastic

I am very anxious going to the dentist even for just a cleaning. Doctor Sadeghi is very caring and gentle. She is very understanding of my apprehension. She performs all services at the pace I can handle. I can’t say enough about the...
Victoria B.

Just Fantastic

I am very anxious going to the dentist even for just a cleaning. Doctor Sadeghi is very caring and gentle. She is very understanding of my apprehension. She performs all services at the pace I can handle. I can’t say enough about the team. They’re just fantastic. I have had the best care by not only the doctor but by every hygienist that has cleaned my teeth. I look forward to seeing Carol. I can’t believe how she remembers specifics about each patient.
Victoria B.

Accommodating and Helpful

Had such a wonderful experience during my first visit. The whole team was so welcoming to me and my son. The hygienist was super mindful of my 3-year-old, gentle, and thorough throughout the cleaning. Dr Sadeghi was equally wonderful. She took the time to explain ...
Suada N

Accommodating and Helpful

Had such a wonderful experience during my first visit. The whole team was so welcoming to me and my son. The hygienist was super mindful of my 3-year-old, gentle, and thorough throughout the cleaning. Dr Sadeghi was equally wonderful. She took the time to explain what was going on and offer different solutions that fit my comfort level. Will definitely be returning!
Suada N

Top Notch

Dr. Sadeghi and her team are not just top notch in the professional category but truly care about you and go above and beyond. I can't imagine having another hygienist -Sue is absolutely amazing. Carol -first impressions due matter and timely follow-up, you excel at that. ...
Mary P.

Top Notch

Dr. Sadeghi and her team are not just top notch in the professional category but truly care about you and go above and beyond. I can't imagine having another hygienist -Sue is absolutely amazing. Carol -first impressions due matter and timely follow-up, you excel at that. When you can keep a positive, talented team together for all these years it speaks volumes! I ran out of stars to click on!!!
Mary P.

Welcoming Atmosphere

I highly recommend First Dental, they are welcoming the moment you walk in the door. Dr. Nasrin Sadeghi puts you at ease before she even begins. For many, the dentist can make you feel scared or anxious but I can honestly say at First Dental with ...
Jacqui T.

Welcoming Atmosphere

I highly recommend First Dental, they are welcoming the moment you walk in the door. Dr. Nasrin Sadeghi puts you at ease before she even begins. For many, the dentist can make you feel scared or anxious but I can honestly say at First Dental with the pleasant atmoshere and the wonderful staff you walk out smiling.
Jacqui T.

Pleasurable Experience

I was referred to First Dental Associates by a family friend and have been a patient for more than 5 years now. The team at First Dental makes a visit to the dentist a pleasurable experience. Upon entering the office, I am greeted by Carol at the ...
Sarah Q

Pleasurable Experience

I was referred to First Dental Associates by a family friend and have been a patient for more than 5 years now. The team at First Dental makes a visit to the dentist a pleasurable experience. Upon entering the office, I am greeted by Carol at the front desk, who always wears a smile and asks how my family is doing, creating the kind of personal experience that is hard to find these days. The hygienists are always so friendly, professional, and thorough with cleanings. Dr. Sadeghi, also very kind and professional, has completed flawless dental work for me from replacing fillings to administering my Invisalign treatment. The office is impeccably clean and the equipment is all new. If you are looking for a dentist in the Reading area, I highly recommend First Dental Associates.
Sarah Q

Pain Free

Dr. Sadeghi and her staff are great! If you are searching for a practice that is professional, accommodating, and pain free First Dental scores high on the list. Check them out !
Fred T.

Pain Free

Dr. Sadeghi and her staff are great! If you are searching for a practice that is professional, accommodating, and pain free First Dental scores high on the list. Check them out !
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