Like millions of other Americans right now, you’re dealing with an ongoing dental problem. You have a cavity, a severely chipped/cracked tooth, or even a few missing ones. What do you do? For the people of Forest, VA, the solution is as easy as picking up the phone and calling Crossroads Family Dentistry. There, our team can use a specially-designed crown or bridge to make your problem seemingly disappear, often over the course of just two simple appointments.
You can think of a dental crown as a fancy hat for your tooth. In reality, it is a tooth-shaped restoration that simply fits over the top of a damaged tooth. With one, we can:
Crowns can be made of a variety of materials, ranging from strong and durable metal for the back teeth to beautiful (and still durable!) porcelain for the front teeth. Modern materials have given us the ability to create beautiful, strong crowns for any spot in the mouth. In most cases, the process to design and place one only takes two visits spaced about a week apart.
Instead of treating a tooth that is already there, a bridge is used to help bring missing teeth back. For this, two crowns are placed on the teeth on either side of the gap in a patient’s smile, and these are attached to prosthetic teeth (or tooth) to close it. Bridges can be made to be fixed or removable, and they can even be supported by dental implants to deliver a better result.
In any case, our team only works with the finest local dental labs to fabricate your restorations ensuring they are beautiful, natural-looking, and built to last. If you’re tired of dealing with problem (or missing) teeth, give us a call today, and you’ll have your original smile back before you know it!