Dental Implant Crowns & Bridges – Fairfax, VA
Recreating Your Healthy Smile
Following the loss of a single tooth or a few teeth in a row, you may be struggling to speak, chew, and smile with total confidence in personal and professional situations. At Fairfax Dental Esthetics, our dedicated dentist and dentistry team are happy to offer implant supported dental crowns and fixed bridges to renew your damaged smiles from the roots up, leaving you with a gorgeous smile you’ll be proud to share. To find out more, call our dental office in Fairfax to schedule your tooth replacement consultation appointment. We’ll help you find the best treatment options to deliver a healthy, flawless smile.
Traditional dental crowns are customized restorations that fit over the top of a tooth. They can be used in a number of situations, including repairing dental damage, protecting root canal treated teeth, replacing broken or lost fillings, and enhancing the appearance of teeth. They can also be used to support fixed bridge restorations or replace a single tooth when affixed to a dental implant post.
A fixed bridge is a tooth replacement prosthetic used to replace one or more teeth in a row. To craft these restorations, we’ll attach a dental crown to both sides a replacement tooth or teeth. These crowns are attached to healthy teeth on either side of the replacement teeth to anchor and support the restoration.
Implant Supported Restorations
For the best and longest lasting results, our team will likely recommend a dental implant supported dental crown or fixed bridge. Dental implants replace the roots of lost teeth fully restoring the damaged smile. The process requires several phases of treatment, but the end result is a naturally functioning smile. To replace one tooth, we would use a dental implant post to support a crown. To replace two or more teeth in a row, we will position two dental implants to support both ends of a fixed bridge restoration.
Benefits of Dental Implant Tooth Replacement
There are many benefits to replacing missing teeth using dental implants to take the place of lost tooth roots to provide support for your dental restorations. Some of the most significant advantages to these tooth replacement options include:
- Self-supporting – traditional fixed bridges are attached to surrounding healthy teeth, which requires the removal of natural tooth structure. Implant supported crowns and bridges replace both the tooth roots and the visible parts of teeth, renewing healthy dental function and mimicking natural stability.
- Long-lasting – traditional dental crowns and bridges need to be replaced every five to ten years, but an implant supported restoration will last three decades or longer with proper care.
- Natural-looking – once in place, your implant supported dental crown or fixed bridge will be virtually indistinguishable from your healthy, natural smile. This means you can speak and smile with total confidence.