When teeth become damaged, lose function, or are missing, dental crowns and bridges are common options used to return your mouth to proper health. Dental crowns and bridges can be considered both a form of functional and cosmetic dentistry depending on your specific needs. We can design your dental crowns and bridges to look just like your natural teeth, blending in seamlessly with your smile. Additionally, dental crowns and bridges are strong and able to allow you to bite and chew naturally. At Hopkins Dental Clinic, we believe in patient and procedural transparency so that you know exactly why we recommend specific treatments. Our team works hard to make sure that you are happy with the look, feel and function of your smile and utilize only the highest quality materials when creating your dental crowns and bridges.
Dental crowns are a very common restoration and they have many different uses and functions, including being part of cosmetic dentistry. We can provide you with high-quality crowns that look and function just like your natural teeth.
If you are missing several teeth in a row, a bridge can span the gap of missing teeth and provide you with form and function again. A bridge is a collection of dental crowns that are attached together to form one solid restoration piece. You will be able to bite and chew with them as normal and the teeth will look natural in your smile. We see many patients who have bridges they received years ago, but don’t know that these bridges can be replaced with dental implants. If we secure a bridge with implants, you will benefit from a more secure bridge that also benefits your oral health by stimulating jaw bone growth. For those patients with multiple bridges or many missing teeth, we can restore an entire jaw arch with one convenient bridge prosthesis or removable denture. Thanks to TeethXpress®, our skilled doctors can extract remaining teeth, place implants and fit you with a temporary prosthesis all in one appointment.
If you have a cracked, chipped, or otherwise damaged tooth, a dental crown can be placed over the tooth to protect it from further harm, restore color and appearance, and allow you to use it as normal without discomfort. This protects the tooth structure and the treated area from further damage. When you have dental implants placed, a dental crown will need to be created to look like your natural teeth. This will cover the abutment piece of an implant and provide all the chewing functionality and aesthetic appearance you have been missing.