Dear valued patient:

In an effort to support national efforts to fight the COVID- 19 pandemic, our practice is taking the following steps to help assure your health and well-being and that of our community:

We are following directives from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as a way to limit patient and staff exposure to this virus.
Your health, and the health of our dedicated staff, matters to us, so going forward we will suspend all non- emergency care for three weeks.
Patients will be seen only for urgent and emergency dental needs.

We will contact you soon to reschedule routine hygiene appointments. If you are already scheduled for an urgent issue, we will contact you the day before your appointment to discuss your health status, health screening protocols and confirm whether the appointment should be kept. Of course, please call us right away if you have a dental emergency or need immediate care.

The safety and well-being of our patients continues to be our primary concern. We will continue to monitor the status of COVID-19 nationally and within our community and keep you up-to-date regarding our plans to reopen for business as usual.

I urge you to contact us if you have any questions or concerns. We can be reached by phone at 717-755-4143 or by email to singhsikander@hotmail.com and will respond as soon as we can.

Thank you,

Crown and Bridges

A crown, also referred to as a cap, is a tooth-shaped cover placed over a tooth to provide strength to a tooth that is badly damaged or decayed. We prepare the tooth for a crown by reducing the tooth on all sides by about 1 -1 1/2 mm, just enough room for the crown to fit on top of the tooth and be uniform with the rest. We then take an impression of the prepared tooth and send it to a lab to make the permanent crown. The patient goes home with a temporary crown made of acrylic material. The patient returns in approximately 3 weeks for insertion of the permanent crown.

A bridge is a tooth replacement option used to replace a missing tooth by joining a pontic (fake tooth) permanently to the adjacent teeth on each side of the missing area. The teeth on each side of the missing area are crowned and the pontic is attached to each crown.