Restore the function, strength and beauty of your smile through dental crowns and bridges. If you’re looking for crowns and bridges in Chantilly, call our office today to schedule an appointment.
At Chantilly Family & Cosmetic Dentistry, we’re dedicated to helping our patients smile with confidence. That’s why we’re proud to offer crowns and bridges to restore your teeth and your appearance. Depending on your needs and preferences, we offer crowns and bridges made from porcelain and zirconia crowns for the strongest and highest quality results. Crowns and bridges can usually be placed in just two visits.
If you want a smile that’s your crowning glory, you may need a crown to cover a tooth and restore it to its normal shape and size. A crown can restore your tooth’s function, make your tooth stronger and improve its appearance. While onlays and inlays cover the chewing surface of the tooth, and fillings cover the interior space of the tooth, a crown covers the entire visible part of the tooth.
Sometimes it might be necessary to cover a tooth with a crown. It can cover and support a tooth with a large filling when there isn’t enough tooth left, as well as to seal teeth following root canal treatment. Crowns can be used to attach a bridge, protect a weak tooth from breaking or restore one that’s already broken. A crown is a good way to cover teeth that are discolored or badly shaped in cases that require cosmetic restoration. Crowns are also used to cover dental implants in surgical tooth restorations.
How Long Do Crowns Last?
With proper oral hygiene, crowns can last around an average of 10 years before needing to be replaced.
Like dental implants, dental bridges are used to replace missing a missing tooth, except bridges are supported by the teeth on either side called abutment teeth. Having one or more missing teeth can have a serious effect not only on your smile but also on your dental health. Specifically, missing teeth can cause:
Like many cosmetic dental procedures, placing bridges also serves a restorative purpose. A dental bridge will improve your ability to chew and speak as well as your smile. In a recent study published in the Journal of the American Dental Association, dental bridges were shown to dramatically reduce the risk of losing teeth that are adjacent to a missing tooth. In addition, dental bridges can help keep your jaw and face from changing shape, as they tend to do when a person has missing teeth.
How Are Dental Bridges Placed?
The procedure of installing a dental bridge is typically completed in two visits. First, your dentist will determine if you are a good candidate for a dental bridge. If you are, your teeth will need to be prepared by reshaping or reconstructing any badly decayed or damaged areas. Afterward, your dentist will take an impression of your teeth, which is then sent off to a lab where it is cast into a mold, and give you a temporary bridge to wear. On your second visit, this mold will be fitted to your teeth, and any necessary corrections or adjustments will be made on that same visit.
How Long Do Dental Bridges Last?
Dental bridges can last from eight to 15 years if you maintain good oral hygiene.
For crowns and bridges in Chantilly, call our office at (571) 287-7301 today to schedule an appointment. We’re here to help you get the restorative dentistry you need to look and feel your best.