Crowns And Bridges

Tria Dental Tysons -  - Cosmetic & General Dentist

Tria Dental Tysons

Cosmetic & General Dentist located in Vienna, VA

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

Tria Dental Tysons

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. Brown installs over a broken tooth or implant.

With crowns — typically made out of porcelain or ceramic — Dr. Brown 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. Brown 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?

Traditional crowns usually involve at least two dental visits, but with the most advanced CEREC technology at Tria Dental Tysons, you can get a new crown in just one visit. During your visit, Dr. Brown and her expert dental assistants may administer anesthesia and then grind your tooth down so they can fit a crown over the top of it. Next, using the CEREC technology, they create a permanent, customized crown.

A process that normally would take two hours now takes about 10 minutes in the dental chair. Once the crown is ready, Dr. Brown places 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. Brown 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.