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Crowns And Bridges Specialist

Premium Family Dental

General Dentistry, Cosmetic Dentistry & Orthodontist located in Krispy Kreme Shopping Center, Alexandria, VA

Dental crowns and bridges might be the innovative solution you’ve been hoping for to restore your smile. At Premium Family Dental in Alexandria, Virginia, dentists Vu Nguyen, DDS, and Keehong Kwon, DDS, offer custom crowns and bridges and prioritize your dental wellness. Inquire about crowns and bridges and get the radiant, healthy-looking smile you’ve been envisioning. Call Premium Family Dental or schedule your appointment online.

Crowns and Bridges Q & A

What is a crown?

A crown is a permanent dental restoration specially designed to replace the visible portion of your tooth. A dental crown caps or covers a weak or damaged tooth.

Premium Family Dental provides different types of crowns, such as natural-looking ceramic. Once placed, your crown will function and feel just like your natural tooth.

Why would I need a crown?

At Premium Family Dental, your dentist might provide a dental crown for several reasons, such as to:

  • Restore a severely decayed or badly damaged tooth
  • Improve the aesthetics of your smile
  • Connect to a dental implant to replace a missing tooth 

Your dentist usually fits your crown following a root canal to restore the structure and strength of your treated tooth.

What is a bridge?

A bridge is a dental restoration designed to replace a single missing tooth or multiple missing teeth. Your bridge is custom-created from an impression of your smile, so it fits comfortably in your mouth.

Your dentist secures a conventional fixed bridge to your smile with crowns that cover the teeth adjacent to your missing tooth. If your adjacent teeth can’t support crowns, you can choose an alternative bridge option, such as a cantilever bridge.

Why would I need a bridge?

A bridge can replace missing teeth and restore your smile by filling in the missing space. A bridge also prevents the rest of your teeth from shifting out of alignment and drifting towards the empty gap.

What happens when I get a crown or bridge?

When you get a crown or bridge, the first step is for your dentist to decrease the size of some of your teeth. Your dentist first prepares your teeth by removing decay and shaving off some enamel. If you’re getting a crown, your dentist reduces the tooth receiving the crown. With a bridge, your dentist reduces the teeth adjacent to your missing teeth. 

Next, your dentist takes an impression of your smile and sends it to a special dental lab where a dental lab technician fabricates your crown or bridge.  

Your dentist usually gives you a temporary bridge or crown to wear in the interim while the lab creates your new permanent crown or bridge, which usually takes a couple of weeks

You return to Premium Family Dental when your new crown or bridge is ready, and your dentist typically bonds your dental bridge or crown to your teeth with special dental cement.

Dental crowns or bridges are highly effective when it comes to giving you the natural-looking smile you’ve been hoping for. Call Premium Family Dental or book online today.