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When you lose or damage a tooth, Dr. G may recommend a crown or bridge to restore your dental health. Because he performs thousands of these procedures each year, you can rest assured that you are having your crown or bridge completed by an expert.
As with all of our dentistry, Dr. Ganjavian strives to provide high-quality restorations that look great, feel comfortable, and last a long time.
You might need a dental crown if your tooth sustains serious damage such as a crack or advanced decay. Depending on the location of the affected tooth, a filling may not be enough to protect it. Because a dental crown completely covers your exposed tooth structure, it will protect it from the force of chewing. Without a dental crown, you could run the risk of splitting your tooth, which can cause pain and require an extraction.
Dental crowns come in a variety of materials ranging from metal to porcelain, and even gold. The type of material that will work best for your condition will depend upon the location of your tooth, personal preference, and whether the tooth is primary or secondary. At your exam, we can discuss your options and the benefits of each.
Since patient comfort is a top priority in our Frederick, MD dental office, Dr. Ganjavian will make sure you are completely numb for your procedure. Next, he will remove any decay and damaged tooth structure before placing your temporary crown.
We then send your case to our trusted dental lab where they will create your permanent crown. Once we receive it back from the dental lab, usually within a couple of weeks, we will permanently attach it to your tooth and make any final adjustments to guarantee a good fit. With the proper care and preventive dentistry, your crown can provide years of protection and comfort for your tooth.
When you have a missing tooth, eating and speaking can be difficult and even embarrassing because of the gap in your smile. At Frederick Family Dentistry, we recommend dental bridges for patients who do not want or cannot have a dental implant to replace their missing tooth.
Dental bridges utilize specialized crowns that will hold an artificial tooth in place, filling the gap in your smile and preventing your remaining teeth from shifting. Because we create dental bridges to complement your natural teeth, your bridge will look completely realistic.
If you have a damaged or missing tooth and would like to learn about which options will work best for you, contact us at (301) 245-7918, and our friendly team will find an appointment that works for you. A healthier, more comfortable smile awaits!