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Do You Need a Crown or a Bridge?

Tooth decay remains one of the most prevalent childhood diseases in the United States. According to the CDC, approximately 20% of kids between ages 5 and 11 and nearly one-third of adults under age 45 possess at least one untreated decayed tooth. Hisham Merdad, BDS, DSCD and Zuwena Abraham, DDS at Easy Care Dental, in Gainesville, Virginia, treat both children and adults, many of whom need dental bridges or crowns.

The crowning touch

Created in a range of materials, from porcelain to ceramic, crowns cover teeth suffering from an abundance of decay, chips, or cracks. Dr. Abraham prefers all-porcelain or all-ceramic crowns, which blend in best with your natural teeth. Metal may be visible at the gum line with crowns made from a combination of porcelain and metal. All-metal caps look far less aesthetically pleasing, as well. All-porcelain or all-ceramic crowns are also a good choice for front teeth or people with metal allergies.

Crowns can cosmetically improve the look of crooked or misshapen teeth. Dr. Abraham also uses crowns to cover implants or enhance a tooth’s structure following a root canal. While the need for crowns is far more prevalent in adults than children, pediatric dentist Dr. Merdad protects children’s teeth, as well, from further decay via crowns.

Build a bridge to better health

Dr. Abraham creates dental bridges for both children and adults. These use one or more false teeth, made from synthetic materials, to fill in the space left by missing teeth. Dr. Abraham fuses these new teeth between your natural ones or dental implants to protect normal teeth from shifting, help you chew normally, and keep you smiling.

Choose from a variety of styles, including:

Enjoy your crown or bridge in just two visits

First session (around two hours):

Our dentist drills down into your tooth, fills any cavities, and preps your teeth for a bridge or crown. We then:

Second session (easy as 1, 2, 3):

  1. We quickly remove your temporary crown
  2. Cement permanent crowns and/or bridges into place
  3. Test your bite for fit and comfort

Maintain your smile

Many crowns and bridges last for decades or more. Keep your crowns, bridges, teeth, and gums healthy with good oral hygiene. Our doctors recommend you:

Turn that frown upside down

Whether you require a filling, bridge, or crown, our compassionate dentists at Easy Dental Care provide the best treatments for you and your family. Simply call or book an appointment online and start smiling today.

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