Crowns and bridges are essential dental solutions that can restore both your smile and your confidence. Smile Design Studio of Bethesda in Bethesda, Maryland, offers these restorations to repair damaged teeth or fill in gaps in your smile. Call today or use the online tool to set up your consultation and find out more about crowns and bridges.
Dental crowns are custom-made caps that cover damaged or decayed teeth, restoring their shape, strength, and appearance. They're often used to protect weakened teeth, enhance aesthetics, or support dental bridges.
Bridges are prosthetic devices that replace one or more missing teeth. They're anchored by adjacent healthy teeth or dental implants, providing a functional and natural-looking solution to gaps in your smile.
The process begins with a comprehensive examination and the preparation of the tooth receiving the crown or the teeth supporting the bridge. The Smile Design Studio of Bethesda team takes impressions and digital scans to create precise models.
These models guide the creation of your custom crown or bridge in a dental laboratory. In the interim, a temporary crown or bridge is placed. Once your permanent restoration is ready, your dentist securely affixes it, ensuring a comfortable fit and a seamless blend with your natural teeth.
Dental crowns and bridges come in various materials, including porcelain, ceramic, metal, or a combination. Each material offers distinct benefits in terms of aesthetics, durability, and suitability for different areas of the mouth. The team guides you in selecting the best option based on your specific needs and preferences.
The lifespan of your crown or bridge depends on factors like:
With proper care, they can last for many years, potentially even a decade or more. Regular dental visits will allow your dentist to monitor their condition and make recommendations for maintenance or replacement when necessary.
Many people with damaged or missing teeth are suitable candidates for crowns and bridges. However, a thorough dental evaluation is necessary to determine your candidacy. Your dentist will consider your oral health, medical history, and specific needs to recommend the most appropriate treatment plan.
Call Smile Design Studio of Bethesda or use this website to set up your consultation to find out more about crowns and bridges.