At Morrison Cosmetic & General Dentistry, we focus on both function and aesthetics when we repair your smile so you can get back to enjoying your day-to-day life. We offer high-quality, natural-looking crowns and bridges in Chevy Chase and Gaithersburg. Crowns are ideal to restore damaged teeth, and dental bridges can be used to replace one or more missing teeth. Contact us for a consultation today to see whether crowns and bridges are right for your dental health needs!
Crowns and bridges are two related restorative dentistry treatments. Dental crowns are intended to cover up and restore severely damaged teeth. They are built to look just like a natural tooth, and are placed over your remaining enamel once your tooth has been trimmed. The crown covers up your remaining tooth structure all the way down to your gum line, protecting it from further damage.
Bridges are related because they use two dental crowns to support a false tooth, and restore one or more missing teeth. The two crowns are placed on healthy “abutment” teeth adjacent to the missing tooth and a false tooth (pontic) is suspended between these teeth, and rests in the gap where your missing tooth used to be.
Crowns are usually needed if your tooth has been seriously damaged by decay or oral trauma. Watch out for these signs of decay and damage:
Dental crowns have a few great benefits. First, they allow you to get relief from the pain of a damaged tooth. You’ll be able to chew and eat properly again. Crowns also look and feel completely natural, and can even be used to improve the appearance of your smile. In addition, dental crowns are very strong and durable, and protect your remaining tooth structure from decay and damage.
Cost of treatment tends to vary quite a bit because each patient has different dental needs. For this reason, it is difficult to provide an accurate cost estimate. If you are interested in crowns and bridges and are located in Chevy Chase or Gaithersburg, schedule a cosmetic consultation with Dr. Morrison today. At your appointment, you will get an accurate cost estimate of your individualized treatment.