What are Dental Crowns and Bridges?

Our dentists at Herndon Dental Arts have a whole host of treatment options to perfect your smile, whether it’s replacing missing teeth or restoring and strengthening your original teeth.

A crown is ideal for people with broken teeth or cavities. It is used to strengthen and protect your tooth structure. Your dentist prepares the tooth and delivers it the same day with the CEREC machine to save you another visit.

A crown is a material, usually porcelain that is used to restore and strengthen a broken, worn, or partially decayed tooth. Sometimes known as a “cap,” the crown is cemented onto an existing tooth to cover the tooth in a natural and long-lasting way. Crowns can also be attached to dental implants to replace a missing tooth. 

If there are gaps between teeth, a bridge is used to fill in the gap. A bridge essentially “bridges the gap” between teeth when there are one or more missing teeth between them. A bridge is bonded to the surrounding teeth for support and is only successful if the surrounding teeth and gums are in good condition and can provide a solid foundation for the artificial teeth.

A bridge has a crown on each end as an anchor with an artificial tooth or teeth, connecting the crowns and filling the space. A bridge is considered to be one of the fastest routes to closing open spaces between teeth. Bridges and crowns can typically be done in one scheduled office visit.

What are Dental Crowns and Bridges?

We are delighted by the technology we have today to offer you same-day crowns and dental implants. We have invested in CEREC technology that allows us to create dental implants and crowns right here in our office in super speed time! This cutting-edge technology means less time in the dentist’s chair, less discomfort, and amazing results.

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