Crowns And Bridges

Hyattsville Dental Care

General Dentist located in Hyattsville, MD

Missing, decaying, or damaged permanent teeth can diminish the aesthetics of your smile and cause oral health complications. At Hyattsville Dental Care in Hyattsville, Maryland, George Harding, DDS, and his professional team offer dental crowns and bridges to restore the function and appearance of your smile. Call the Hyattsville Dental Care office to learn more or book an appointment online today.

Crowns and Bridges Q & A

What are crowns and bridges?

Crowns and bridges are dental treatments that restore or replace permanent teeth. Crowns are tooth-colored dental caps that fit over the surface of a natural tooth to strengthen it, protect it, and improve its overall appearance. Implant-supported crowns attach to artificial metal posts that your dentist can place within your jawbone.

Bridges fill in gaps left by missing permanent teeth. They often consist of two crowns with an artificial tooth in between. Implant-supported bridges contain multiple artificial teeth that attach to dental implants. 

What are the benefits of crowns and bridges?

Some of the many benefits you can experience after getting a crown or bridge at Hyattsville Dental Care include a smile that is:

  • Whiter
  • Fuller
  • Stronger
  • Aesthetically pleasing
  • Healthier 

Replacing missing permanent teeth can improve your speech, ability to chew, and self-confidence, while reducing adjacent teeth shifting. 

Your dentist could recommend a crown or bridge if you have missing, loose, decaying, cracked, chipped, discolored, or imperfect teeth.

Are crowns and bridges right for me?

Your dentist lets you know if you’re a candidate for crowns or bridges after reviewing your dental history, examining your teeth and gums, and taking dental X-rays if needed. They personalize a cosmetic dental solution that’s best for you.

What should I expect when getting crowns and bridges?

If you’re a candidate for implant-supported crowns or bridges, your dentist numbs the treatment area and inserts dental implants into your jawbone. After a period of healing, they can attach custom-fitted crowns or bridges to the implants.

Your dentist may digitally scan your mouth to create traditional crowns or bridges after removing a small portion of your tooth’s enamel. When the new teeth are ready, they ensure a comfortable fit and permanently bond dental restorations over the top of your natural teeth.

How should I take care of crowns and bridges?

Take good care of crowns and bridges by brushing your teeth after meals, flossing every day, and seeing your dentist every six months for dental cleanings and exams. Don’t chew on ice or other hard objects and call the Hyattsville Dental Care office if a crown or bridge falls off or gets damaged.

To find out if crowns and bridges are the right dental treatment for you, call the Hyattsville Dental Care office or book an appointment online today.