Crown and Bridge Family Dentists
Crowns and bridges are two of the most popular types of restorative oral procedures that can bring back life and function to damaged teeth or replace the end of a broken tooth. When infection or injury damages teeth so that they will not repair on their own, crowns and bridges step in to heal teeth and help them to function properly again. As implant dentists who also specialize in crown and bridge work, we are experienced in the many different types of surgical dental treatment that can help bring your mouth back to optimum health.
The Differences Between a Crown and a Bridge
There are a few distinctive differences between crowns and bridges, and there are different scenarios in which one or the other will be appropriate. Our family dentists can use a combination of both crowns and bridges together to fully repair a mouth that has been damaged in the following ways:
- When teeth are missing and the spaces between them are absent, permanent or temporary bridges can be a great way to literally bridge the gap between teeth and prevent you from suffering further damage to the teeth or jaw.
- When a tooth is damaged or has been infected, a crown can act as a cap that sits on top of the tooth, stops it from further decay and helps it to function normally again. These caps fit over what remains of your natural tooth and are fully customizable to your mouth.
Get in Touch With Us Today
Deciding what types of crowns and bridges are appropriate for your mouth can be difficult, and you may want to consult with one of our dental professionals to make an oral care plan that works for you. To make a dentist appointment or chat with one of our helpful, friendly and knowledgeable office staff, call our Arlington, VA office at 703-524-0288, or use our easy-to-use request form.