Crowns And Bridges Specialist

Quality Dental Center Inc

Antonia Cofer, DDS

General Dentistry located in Washington, DC

Missing or damaged teeth not only detract from your smile, but they also pose long-term oral health risks. At Quality Dental Center Inc. in Washington, DC, the expert team provides dental crowns and bridges to correct smile flaws. While crowns help protect teeth and restore their appearance, bridges fill the gaps in smiles. These appliances provide both cosmetic and health benefits. To learn more, schedule a consultation by calling the office or using the online booking tool today.

Crowns and Bridges Q & A

What are bridges and crowns?

Bridges are custom-made sets of prosthetic teeth that are used to “bridge” gaps in your smile. When you lose teeth due to trauma or decay, a bridge can help restore and even enhance your smile.

Crowns are protective caps that are placed onto damaged teeth. They fit snugly over teeth and help improve their appearance, shape, and function. You may benefit from a crown if your teeth are:

  • Discolored
  • Misshaped
  • Cracked
  • Chipped
  • Susceptible to a fracture
  • Vulnerable after a root canal

Quality Dental Center Inc. is a full family and pediatric dentistry practice that provide crowns or bridges to anyone in your family, regardless of age, should they need it.

What do the procedures for bridges and crowns involve?

Getting a bridge or a crown typically involves at least two office visits. At your first visit, the team at Quality Dental Center Inc. takes detailed impressions of your teeth. They then send those impressions to a dental lab where your bridge or crown is custom-made for you according to the practice’s specifications.

Your crown or bridge is either made out of zirconium or ceramic material produced by IPS e.max®. Both options are sturdy and long-lasting and provide different benefits. Your dentist can help you decide based on factors such as price and durability.

When you come back for a followup visit, your crown or bridge will be ready for you. Your dentist places your new appliance with a special bonding adhesive. Crowns are attached directly onto the affected tooth, while bridges are generally either attached to an implant or bonded to anchoring teeth on either side of your gap.

Why should I consider a bridge or a crown?

Both bridges and crowns provide cosmetic and health benefits that address dental problems and smile flaws.

With a bridge, you’re filling a gap in your smile. Besides the boost in self-confidence you’ll get with a transformed appearance, you’ll also notice improved chewing, digestion, and speech. A bridge also can curb bone loss, tooth shifting, and the resulting facial drooping that missing teeth can cause.

A crown instantly enhances the appearance of discoloration, cracks, or chips that detract from your smile. They can be made to closely match the color of your natural teeth and will look like just another part of your natural oral structures.

To schedule a consultation for a bridge or a crown at Quality Dental Center Inc., call or use the online booking tool today.