Crowns and Bridges

Cosmetic & General Dentistry located in Midtown , New York, NY

Crowns and Bridges

If you have one or more damaged teeth, crowns and bridges offer a convenient, cost-effective restoration. At Rockefeller Dentistry in the Midtown East neighborhood of New York, New York, Marc Gainor, DMD, MAGD, and the professional dental team offer state-of-the-art custom crowns and bridges to improve your oral health and give you a confident smile. To learn more, book an appointment online or call the office today.

Crowns and Bridges Q & A

What are crowns and bridges?

Crowns and bridges repair damaged teeth or replace missing teeth.


A crown is a cap that mimics the look and feel of a natural tooth and fits over your entire tooth. It strengthens your natural tooth, keeps it free from debris and developing bacteria, and improves the appearance of a damaged or decayed tooth.


A dental bridge replaces one or more of your missing teeth. It’s an oral appliance made of one or more artificial teeth that fill a gap between your other teeth. The bridge attaches to your healthy teeth or crowns on either side to anchor the bridge in place.


Your restoration may include a crown, a bridge, or both.

What issues do crowns and bridges address?

Though crowns and bridges aren’t the same, they both provide common solutions for issues such as:

Decayed, damaged, or weak teeth

A crown can restore the function of a damaged or decayed tooth. You may also need a crown after a root canal procedure. Bridges can replace teeth that are too damaged to be restored.

Missing teeth

Bridges are an effective way to replace missing teeth and restore the appearance and function of your teeth.

Misaligned bite

Crowns and bridges can help realign your teeth and correct bite issues, improving your overall dental health.

Cosmetic concerns

For an improved smile appearance, crowns and bridges cover discolored or damaged teeth or fill in gaps.


During your consultation with Dr. Gainor, he helps determine the right restorative solution for you.

What’s it like to get crowns and bridges?

For these procedures, you need to plan to visit the practice twice. Your first visit involves taking an impression of your teeth to create your crown or bridge.


Dr. Gainor also removes a portion of your enamel from your natural tooth to make room for the crown to fit on top. You simply wear a temporary crown until your custom-made one is ready. 


At your second visit, Dr. Gainor places your permanent crown or bridge in your mouth and makes adjustments to ensure a comfortable fit.

How do I care for my crowns and bridges?

To take care of your crowns and bridges, brush at least twice daily and floss at least once a day. You should also keep your routine appointments every six months at Rockefeller Dentistry.

To book an appointment at Rockefeller Dentistry, call or click online today.