Crowns & Bridges
Lifelike Dental Crowns and Dental Bridges
When a tooth sustains damage, like a chip or crack in its main structure, the damage will become worse until the tooth is repaired. In many cases, a dental crown can be fashioned to completely cover and protect the tooth, preventing further injury to the tooth while restoring its function. When a tooth is lost, a dental bridge can be fashioned to replace it. A bridge consists of a lifelike prosthesis, or pontic, supported on either side by dental crowns, which are bonded to the teeth adjacent to the lost one. With lifelike crowns and bridges, Dr. Folck or one of our associates can help patients save their healthy, natural smiles.
During Your Visit
During your initial visit, we will examine your teeth to determine the extent of the damage, or to gauge if a dental bridge is the right replacement option. To repair a tooth with a crown, we will first prepare the tooth by sculpting just enough of its enamel to accommodate the restoration. Once the crown is developed, we will permanently bond it over the tooth, ensuring that it fits in comfortably and naturally with the rest of your teeth. If you need a dental bridge to replace a lost tooth, then we will begin by thoroughly measuring your teeth, taking digital images to accurately craft your prosthesis. The bridge’s pontic will mimic the healthy, blemish-free version of your lost tooth, and will be secured in place by bordering dental crowns bonded to the adjacent teeth.
Crowns and Bridges Rebuild and Replace Teeth
If you need to restore or replace a tooth, then ask your dentist if a dental crown or bridge is right for you. To schedule a consultation, call Absolute Dental Care today at (757) 428-7440. Located in Virginia Beach, VA, we also proudly welcome patients of all ages from Chesapeake, Norfolk, Suffolk, Hampton, Eastern Shore, and all surrounding communities.