Crowns and Bridges
Tria Dental Tysons
Cosmetic & General Dentist located in Vienna, VA
A Tip from Your Family Dentist - Dr. Patrick Shine
Damaging or losing a permanent tooth can be devastating for young adults to senior citizens and everyone in between. The knowledgeable team at Tria Dental Tysons in Tysons Corner and Vienna, Virginia, understands your predicament and can often repair the damage in just one visit. Dr. Shine leads this compassionate group of professionals and offers same-day crowns so you can get the dental care you need without further disruption in your life. For immediate help with crowns and bridges, call or schedule online today.
Crowns and Bridges Q & A
What is a dental crown?
A dental crown, also known as a “cap,” completely covers a damaged tooth. A crown is a good option if your tooth is cracked, chipped, or broken, because not only does a crown make your tooth look better, it also strengthens it. Crowns are permanent fixtures that Dr. Shine installs over a broken tooth or implant.
With crowns — typically made out of porcelain or ceramic — Dr. Shine can closely match the color of your surrounding teeth. This provides you with an aesthetically pleasing way to correct dental imperfections. The Tria Dental Tysons office gives you the option of CEREC same-day crowns, a technologically advanced option in which Dr. Shine and her staff are able to use computer design to create and place your crown in just one appointment.
Crowns are most often used to:
- Replace large fillings
- Protect weak teeth from breaking
- Restore a broken tooth
- Attach a bridge
- Cover a dental implant
- Cover a discolored tooth
- Cover a root canal
How long does it take to replace a crown?
A process that normally would take two hours now takes about 10 minutes in the dental chair. Once the crown is ready, Dr. Shineplaces it over your damaged tooth, and you’re ready to go with a stunning restoration. You experience minimal downtime and don’t need a temporary crown.
What is a bridge?
A bridge is a permanent, professionally placed dental fixture that replaces more than one missing tooth. When you have a large space between teeth that requires more than one crown, Dr. Shine may recommend a custom-made bridge. Bridges attach to the surrounding teeth. This makes your teeth look better, and more importantly restores proper chewing and speaking.
The Tria Dental Tysons team has produced hundreds of crowns and bridges for men and women of all ages. They can help you find the best solution for restoring your dental imperfections. Call or schedule an appointment online to find out how.