When you have teeth that are damaged or missing, this can have a serious effect on how you feel about your appearance. Dental crowns and bridges can cover or replace these teeth, which can give you a healthy smile and improve your quality of life. The dental team, located in Woodbridge, Virginia offer dental crowns and bridges for adults and children with damaged or missing teeth.
Dental crowns are caps or coverings that go over teeth that are cracked or have other types of damage. When you have dental crowns, these coverings improve the appearance of your damaged teeth and restore them to normal functionality. Some dental crowns are made of porcelain or resin, while others are made from gold or porcelain fused to metal.
If you’re getting a dental crown, your tooth needs to be reshaped for it to fit properly. If your tooth has a lot of damage, you might need a filling material to ensure that the crown fits. Your dentist at Dr. Robert C. Dost & Associates then makes an impression of your tooth and has a crown made. When the crown’s ready, it’s placed onto your tooth. In the meantime, though, you can expect to have a temporary crown.