If you need to fix broken or missing teeth, you can find the best restoration options at Village Dentistry of Leesburg. Dr. Shahla Ranjbar uses her knowledge, experience, and expertise to build crowns and bridges that can give you back your smile. She can even provide these procedures right in the comfort of her Leesburg, Virginia, clinic. Make an appointment with Dr. Ranjbar to begin the transformation process.
A crown is a cap that goes around a tooth to restore its normal appearance and function. It's meant to fill in a broken or decayed tooth or cover a dental implant. It may also be used with bridges to hold teeth in place.
Placing a crown requires at least two appointments. At the first one, Dr. Ranjbar takes X-rays, makes impressions of the affected tooth, and prepares the tooth for the crown. At the second appointment, she makes sure the crown fits properly, then permanently attaches the crown to the tooth with cement.
A bridge is a set of one or more false teeth anchored to the neighboring teeth; it’s meant to fill in spaces where teeth are missing.
During a bridge treatment, Dr. Ranjbar prepares the anchor teeth, takes impressions of your teeth, and attaches a temporary bridge. Then she sends the impressions off to a dental lab to create the bridge and crowns.
At your next appointment, Dr. Ranjbar removes the temporary bridge and cements the permanent bridge into place. She makes any necessary adjustments until the bridge fits precisely.
Typically, a crown is best if you still have a viable tooth anchored to the jawbone. A bridge is better if you have one or more missing teeth with healthy surrounding teeth. Both crowns and bridges require follow-up care after 5-15 years.
Other tooth-restoration options include dental implants and dentures. Dental implants are another great option for missing teeth as they look and function just like regular teeth. They also provide a more permanent solution for missing teeth.
If you lose all your teeth or an entire section of teeth, you may choose dentures to replace them. Dentures are also a viable solution if your jawbone isn’t strong enough to hold replacement teeth.
You can discuss the various tooth-restoration options, costs, and pros and cons with Dr. Ranjbar. If you have missing or damaged teeth that you’d like to restore, call her office to set up a consultation.