Crowns and Bridges
If you have a tooth weakened due to trauma or a missing tooth or teeth, crowns and bridges may be the solution you’ve been looking for.
We use dental crowns across dentistry:
- To conceal tooth flaws
- To hide stubborn stains
- To provide support for a weakened tooth
- To top off a dental crown and act as a replacement tooth
- To anchor a dental bridge
A dental bridge stands in for a missing tooth or teeth, providing you with a full smile.
Tooth-Colored Dental Crowns
A dental crown is a tooth-shaped cap that goes over a natural tooth or a dental implant abutment.
If you have had a root infection, chances are you visited your dentist for a follow-up appointment after your root canal and were fitted with a dental crown. In this capacity, a dental crown helps restore or protect a weakened tooth from breakage or loss. A dental crown may also provide support to a fractured tooth.
A dental crown can conceal tooth flaws, including stains, chips, cracks, small gaps between teeth, and even stubborn stains.
When it comes to dental implants, a dental crown tops your replacement root or implant post and acts as your new tooth.
Tooth crowns, when coupled with a dental bridge, support a restoration tooth or teeth—bridging the gap in your smile.
Bridge the Gap in Your Smile
A dental bridge is a replacement tooth or teeth suspended between two dental crowns. The crowns cap the teeth adjacent to your smile gap, allowing the restoration teeth to fill in the space.
This tooth replacement option is an affordable and practical solution to tooth loss, and your bridge and crowns will always blend naturally with your surrounding teeth.
Caring for Crowns and Bridges
Dental crowns do not require specialized care or treatment, but it is essential to exercise a good oral hygiene routine and visit your dentist regularly for exams and teeth cleanings. Remember, a dental bridge will not prevent gum disease, which can mean further tooth loss and crown and bridge failure.
Typically, you clean your dental bridge with a small brush and floss threader. Adding bridge care to your regular dental routine is simple, and it adds to the longevity of your restoration, keeping your gums clear of the debris or bacteria that may lead to periodontal disease. A member of our friendly team will provide instructions.
Contact Our Dental Office to Schedule Your Crown and Bridge Exam Today
If you have a weak or missing tooth and want to explore tooth replacement options—including crowns and bridges—contact a member of our team to arrange an exam with Dr. Hulver.
We proudly serve patients in Fairfax, Merrifield, Annandale, Oakton, Springfield, Alexandria, and surrounding areas.