At Premier Dental Care, we provide dental crowns and bridges for patients throughout the 20012 area. Both procedures are extremely effective for restoring a tooth that has become infected, damaged, or has fallen out, and Dr. Hines’ results look natural while resolving oral health issues. Dental crowns and bridges help patients regain functionality of their teeth without looking like dental work was ever completed. If you live in Washington, DC, call (202) 723-2400 to learn more about dental crowns and dental bridges.
What are dental crowns?
A dental crown is a cap that surrounds the tooth. It’s typically used to restore a tooth that has been damaged, but a crown can also be used cosmetically to improve the appearance of a smile. A crown can be made from three different materials: all-metal, ceramic-on-metal, and all-ceramic, and its location determines which one is best. (Front teeth, for example, should have an all-ceramic crown since it looks the most natural.) Some patients also opt to use ceramic-on-metal crowns since they look natural but have the durability that only metal can provide.
What are dental bridges?
A dental bridge is a way to replace a missing tooth. At Premier Dental Care, we provide clients with dental bridges if they want to replace a tooth without wearing dentures or undergoing surgery. The new tooth, which is made out of a ceramic or porcelain material to match the surrounding teeth, is held in place by two crowns. As an experienced cosmetic dentist, Dr. Hines makes sure that the new tooth looks and feels amazing. This is a popular option for patients throughout the 20012 area.