Dental Crowns and Bridges
Crowns and bridges are common restorative dental treatments that Dr. Fitz performs right here at our dental office in Petworth, D.C. If you have broken, decayed, or missing teeth, these treatments might be right for you to help you complete your smile and get a smile you are proud of.
A dental crown, also known as a “dental cap” is a material, usually porcelain, that’s used to restore and strengthen a worn, broken, or partially decayed tooth. The crown is cemented onto an existing tooth to cover the tooth in a natural way that lasts. Dental crowns can also be attached to dental implants to replace a missing tooth.
A dental bridge “bridges the gap” between teeth when there are one or more missing teeth between them. A bridge is bonded to the surrounding teeth for support, so it’s important the surrounding teeth and gums are healthy to provide a solid foundation for artificial teeth so that they last for years. Sometimes if you’ve lost a tooth, your health history might not allow you to get a dental implant, so a bridge may be the treatment for you.
Make an appointment with your Petworth dentist today to discuss the options to restore your teeth.