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Dental Crowns & Bridges – Falls Church, VA

We Can Rebuild Hurt & Lost Teeth Beautifully

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Are you struggling with a weakened or excessively sensitive tooth? Has a crack or fracture made it much more difficult to enjoy favorite foods? Have you lost one or more natural teeth entirely? These are all situations that can be alleviated with custom-made dental crowns or bridges. Here at Purple Plum Dentistry, Dr. Kiani’s restorative improvements are always designed with personalization, comfort, and aesthetic value in mind. She and the rest of our team want to ensure your full satisfaction at the finished results! If you’re ready to explore your treatment options during an initial consultation, please don’t hesitate to contact us here in Falls Church, VA.

What are Dental Crowns?

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Dental crowns are individual restorations that are designed to cover the remaining structure of a tooth. The benefits of this approach are two-fold – not only is the tooth’s strength and appearance fully rebuilt, but the natural components are well-preserved too. While multiple materials are available, Dr. Kiani highly recommends metal-free ceramics in most cases for a beautifully lifelike appearance that won’t detract from your sense of self-confidence.

Dental crowns are highly versatile and can be used to treat a wide variety of different problems, including:

  • When a tooth is experiencing advanced decay and cannot be properly treated with a filling, inlay, or onlay
  • When a tooth has been cracked, fractured, or otherwise injured
  • When a tooth has a serious cosmetic imperfection (such as misshapen structure)
  • When a tooth is weakened and/or overly sensitive, requiring additional protection
  • When a tooth has been lost and needs to be restored with a dental implant and crown
  • When a tooth has been treated with root canal therapy and requires restoration

What are Dental Bridges?

Model smile with fixed bridge restoration

Dental bridges are named as such because they’re designed to quite literally “bridge” the gaps left by consecutive missing teeth. This type of prosthetic features false teeth that are anchored on either side by dental crowns. The crowns cover adjacent healthy teeth, keeping the bridge securely in place and ensuring a high level of oral function and biting strength. Additionally, remaining teeth will no longer be capable of gradually drifting out of their positions, which is a serious concern following long-term tooth loss.

At Purple Plum Dentistry, we are proud to also offer implant-retained dental bridges as a modern alternative to the traditional prosthetic. Instead of having to file down natural teeth to support crowns, our team will use two dental implants that are directly placed within the jawbone. The results are healthier, more durable, and longer-lasting.