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Dental Crown & Dental Bridge in Burke, VA

Are you need of a dental crown or dental bridge? If so, Dr. Pejman Ghorbani provides beautiful-sturdy dental bridges and dental crowns for patients in Burke who are experiencing severe tooth damage, tooth decay from a bad filling, or have a missing tooth. With a traditional crown or bridge, you can enjoy renewed dental health for a properly functioning, long lasting smile. Continue reading to learn what dental crowns and dental bridges, why you may need one, and the benefits.

What Is a Dental Crown?

Dental Crown

A dental crown is a tooth-shaped covering for restoration of damaged or decayed teeth. Made of porcelain, porcelain fused-to-metal, gold, or other metal alloys, the crown completely surrounds the affected tooth, reaching all the way down to the gum line. A full dental crown is needed when when 50 % or more of tooth structure has to be removed due to bad filling or damaged tooth.Once the crown has been cemented securely over the damaged tooth, it restores its size, shape, and strength for many years.

3 Unit Bridge
3 Unit Dental Bridge

Additionally, three or more crowns affixed to each other make up a dental bridge. If you have a a failed root canal, or extraction and dental implants are not consideration for you, a dental bridge can replace a missing tooth. The dental bridge works by using the two or more surrounding teeth as anchors, with the prosthetic teeth forming a bridge (hence the name) over the space in between. The prosthetic teeth are refereed to dental pontics.



Why Do You Need a Crown?

A dental crown is the preferred treatment plan for a number of oral problems, including:

  • Holding together parts of a broken tooth
  • Restoring a tooth after root canal
  • Repairing large spots of decay
  • Fixing a faulty or broken filling
  • Restoring a chipped or cosmetically damaged tooth
  • Strengthening a weak tooth
  • Restoring a dental implant
  • Non-implant supported tooth replacement (as part of a dental bridge)

Many Benefits of Dental Crowns

Before and After Bridge
3 Unit Bridge
Before and After

The benefits of dental crowns and bridges are numerous. When used to complete root canal therapy, a dental crown rescues a tooth from extraction. It also makes significant cosmetic improvements to a misshapen or discolored tooth, at the same time as it restores the tooth’s proper function. And the effects of tooth loss are solved when a dental crown restores a dental implant or is used as part of a dental bridge.

Whether caused by injury, nighttime teeth grinding, or a nail biting habit, chipped and broken teeth are common as we get older. Fortunately, a dental crown can restore the strength of the damaged tooth with a single treatment. Likewise, weak teeth that might eventually require extraction enjoy renewed strength with a sturdy dental crown. And for patients who need large fillings but do not have enough healthy tooth structure for repair, a dental crown provides sufficient support for renewed oral health.

Bridge and Crown
Bridge and Crown

Dental crowns have a number of applications, and they are often the solution for moderate to severe restorative needs. You and Dr. Ghorbani will discuss your treatment plan in-depth to ensure you fully understand why a dental crown is the best option for your smile.

Take Action for Your Oral Health Today!

If you are living with a damaged or decayed tooth, or if you have already lost one or more teeth, don’t wait another day to benefit from a dental bridge or crown. Dr. Ghorbani, your dentist in Burke, can rescue your tooth and fill the gaps left behind after tooth loss — but only if you take action! We invite you to request an appointment today.