Dental crowns are caps that go over damaged teeth and are designed to reinforce their structure. Dr. Hong makes your crown to resemble the tooth in its original form.
Dr. Hong may suggest getting a dental crown to protect, reshape, or fix a tooth that is:
A custom, color-matched dental crown can also attach to a dental implant as a replacement for a missing tooth. In any case, Dr. Hong uses durable materials to make your crown so it can withstand the forces of your bite when you speak and chew.
Dental bridges are similar to crowns. In fact, some styles of dental bridge include either one or two crowns.
Bridges always replace one or more missing teeth. The false tooth or teeth in a dental bridge are called pontics, and they look realistic while filling the gap perfectly. They either rely on other teeth next to the gap or dental implants to anchor in place.
If you’re getting a traditional dental bridge that relies on crowns for support, Dr. Hong needs to prepare the tooth or teeth next to the gap by removing some enamel. Other styles of bridge use metal frameworks that attach to the backs of nearby teeth instead of crowns for support.
Crowns and bridges have very similar planning processes. Dr. Hong uses state-of-the-art technology and imaging to scan your tooth for a crown before and after removing some enamel. By doing this, she can make a crown or bridge that both fits perfectly and looks like a natural feature in your smile.
Family Tree Dental Care boasts a technologically advanced practice. The process of getting crowns or bridges is streamlined using cone beam computed tomography (CBCT), TRIOS® 3D scanning, and other top-of-the-line services.
Before your treatment with a crown or bridge, Dr. Hong may also use digital X-rays to evaluate the health of the teeth that will receive dental crowns or plan the placement of a dental implant to support a crown or bridge.
Book your consultation for crowns or bridges over the phone or online at Family Tree Dental Care today.