Dental Crowns and Dental Bridges in Washington, D.C.

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What Are Dental RESTORATIONS?

Individual teeth that have suffered moderate damage or tooth decay can generally be fixed using a dental crown or dental bridge. Our modern dental office offers crown and bridge restorations to Washington, D.C. individuals to restore normal dental function and provide an improved cosmetic appearance. Crowns and bridges are both designed to blend beautifully with your natural teeth and can be placed to address teeth that are broken, decayed, misshapen, or damaged. Individual crowns might also be fused into an appliance to function as a bridge or connected to single dental implants to replace a missing tooth. Book a consultation with our dental experts at Chang & Rothkopf Dental to find out if a custom-made crown might enhance the appearance and health of your smile.

What Are the Benefits of Dental Crowns and Bridges?

Why consider dental crowns and bridges at Chang & Rothkopf Dental? These remarkable restorative solutions offer a multitude of benefits for individuals seeking improved dental function and aesthetics:

  • Restore Damaged Teeth: Whether broken, decayed, or misshapen, crowns and bridges mend the imperfections
  • Enhance Cosmetic Appearance: Custom-designed to match your natural teeth, they seamlessly blend with your smile
  • Improve Biting Function: Say goodbye to discomfort during eating; these restorations ensure optimal biting function
  • Durable and Long-lasting: With proper care, crowns and bridges can last up to 15 years or longer
  • Tooth Replacement Options: Whether it's a single missing tooth or more, these solutions offer efficient replacements

Reach out to the dental experts at our Washington D.C. dental clinic to explore how a custom-made crown or bridge might elevate the appearance and health of your smile!

candidates for a crown or bridge

Washington, D.C. men and women might benefit from having a crown or bridge placed to repair a range of dental conditions and to enhance biting function and cosmetic appeal of a tooth. Some of the more common reasons for performing a dental crown include:

  • Teeth that are cracked or broken
  • Worn-down or eroded teeth
  • Misshapen or deeply stained teeth
  • Moderate-sized caries
  • Replacement of large, damaged fillings
  • Teeth treated with a root canal
  • Tooth replacement with a dental bridge
  • Completion of a dental implant

How Do Dental Crowns and Bridges Work?

The dental crown and bridge procedure for Washington, D.C. patients generally takes place over the course of two visits. For dental crowns, once the damaged portion has been taken care of, an impression of the tooth will be completed and used by a trusted dental lab to make your unique crown. A provisional restoration will be worn on your tooth to allow for oral function and a natural-looking aesthetic appeal throughout the time your custom crown is being made. You will come back into CK Dental & Associates about 7 – 14 days afterward to have the temporary crown taken off and the new crown attached to the tooth or implant post.

When it comes to dental bridges, your teeth are prepped and filed down, and then Dr. Kye will take digital images and dental impressions so your bridge can be created. A temporary bridge may be placed while your custom one is being made. As soon as your restoration is ready, the custom bridge can be glued in its position or attached to dental implants based on the method you and Dr. Kye chose during your consultation. Dr. Kye will carefully adjust the position of the bridge so it feels right in your mouth and stable.

What to Expect After Receiving Dental Crowns and Bridges

Once they are in place, your custom crowns and bridges will be adjusted to ensure your bite is even and comfortable. Our clinical staff will explain the ideal way to clean your new restoration and go over proper brushing and flossing techniques. When you visit for your biannual exams at our Washington, D.C. facility, one of our experts will monitor your dental restoration and your comprehensive oral health. When treated with care, a dental restoration should help safeguard the health of your tooth for several years. If your restoration ever seems to be loose or is no longer attached to your tooth, it is best to get in touch with CK Dental & Associates for help right away. Trying to fix or glue it back on yourself can cause damage to your tooth and restoration.

Dental Crowns And Bridges FAQ

How many teeth can be replaced with a dental bridge?

In general, a dental bridge replaces up to four teeth in a row. Trying to replace more than four teeth with a dental bridge can make the bridge unstable in the mouth, so it is typically advised against. In these situations, a partial or full denture may be recommended as the best option to restore your smile.

Does getting a dental crown or bridge hurt?

No, most people don't find the procedure painful or uncomfortable. During the preparation process, your tooth or teeth will be shaped to accept the crown or the crowns that will hold the bridge. We will use a local anesthetic to completely numb the treatment area — so you should not feel any pain or anything at all. During your consultation, feel free to talk to us about your concerns and the options we provide to further enhance your comfort.

How long does a dental crown or bridge last?

Most patients can expect a dental bridge to last up to 15 years before it may need to be adjusted or replaced. This is due to the natural movement of the teeth in the mouth over time and the usual wear and tear on the restoration. A dental crown can last 15 years or longer in some cases before it may need replacing. With good oral hygiene and regular checkups at Chang & Rothkopf Dental, you can dramatically extend the life of your dental crown or bridge.

Will my teeth look fake with a dental crown or bridge?

No, they won't. We will choose a tooth shade, shape, and size that is almost identical to your natural teeth so that they blend in seamlessly with your smile.

Natural-Looking Crowns AND BRIDGES

Cavities, worn teeth, and other concerns could be best treated with a crown from our Washington, D.C. facility. A dental crown or bridge can help keep you from experiencing additional challenges while reestablishing ideal function and a healthy-looking quality for your tooth. Contact Chang & Rothkopf Dental to schedule a consult with our dental experts, and determine if a dental crown or another restoration is ideal for your oral health goals.

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