Crowns & bridges are excellent tooth replacement and restoration options. At Advantage Dental Care’s cutting-edge clinic, the team of restorative specialists offers patients outstanding crowns & bridges in Springfield, Virginia. Call Advantage Dental Care or visit online to schedule your crown or bridge appointment today.
What Are Crowns & Bridges?
Crowns and bridges are oral prosthetics that help you preserve your smile’s health and beauty. A crown is an artificial tooth cap your provider perpetually bonds to an actual tooth or dental implant above the gum line, covering the entire visible portion of your tooth. A bridge, on the other hand, is a false tooth (referred to as a pontic) attached to crowns on both sides.
The crowns are placed on the teeth adjacent to your missing tooth, keeping the pontic in place as it fills the gap between your teeth.
Crowns and bridges are all constructed from representations of your smile, so they are tailored to your mouth’s distinctive curves and contours. They function and feel just like a normal tooth once they are in place, giving your freshly restored smile an unapparelled sense of comfort.
What Are the Roles of Crowns and Bridges?
A bridge is used to replace a missing tooth in your smile. Teeth that are missing may have a detrimental effect on your oral health. Replacing them using a bridge has multiple advantages for your smile, including:
o Improving your speaking and chewing abilities.
o Evening out the balance of force in your bite.
o Enhancing your smile’s appearance.
o Keeping the rest of the teeth from drifting out of place.
A crown restores the structure and strength of a tooth that has been damaged or become unsightly. Your dentist can recommend that you receive a crown so that you can:
o Reinforce a tooth with too many large fillings.
o Replace a discolored or misshapen tooth.
o Prevent more damage to a decayed or broken tooth.
Following a root canal treatment, your dentist will normally fit you with a crown. After the treatment, the crown preserves your tooth and maintains its structural integrity.
What is the Procedure for Having Crowns and Bridges?
In two simple office visits, Advantage Dental Care will suit you with a crown or bridge.
Your dentist will prepare your teeth and take an image of your smile during your first appointment. An offsite lab will use this impression to create your bridge or crown. The preparation of your teeth entails removing some of your enamel to make room for the crown or bridge.
With a crown, your remove enamel from the tooth receiving the crown, whereas, with a bridge, you remove enamel from the abutment teeth. As you await the lab to create your permanent reconstruction, your dentist will fit you with a temporary bridge or crown to protect your teeth. You return for a second meeting after the permanent reconstruction is complete, and your provider locks it in position with dental cement.
That said, do not let missing or damaged teeth affect your smile’s appearance and general oral health. Make an appointment with Advantage Dental Care for a crown or bridge consultation today by calling or booking online.