Our Crown & Bridge Services
If you’re experiencing a severely damaged or lost tooth, you’re unable to enjoy the full function and vitality of your smile. Here at Hendricksen Cosmetic & Family Dentistry, our crown and bridge services replenish the durability and seamless beauty you sorely miss after dental damage occurs. Dr. Ronald Hendricksen is happy to help patients who’d like to replace cracked, metal restorations with all-ceramic, aesthetically minded alternatives that look as good as they feel. Our Bedford County dental team looks forward to welcoming you!
As much as we would like it to, a cracked or severely worn tooth can’t heal itself naturally. With a customized dental crown from our Goode, VA practice, patients strengthen and revitalize a hurting tooth, restoring it to its former glory. Dental crowns can also be used as finishing touches for root canal treatment and dental implants, as well as to correct purely cosmetic issues such as misshapen teeth.
The creation and placement of a dental crown usually requires two appointments. Once we’ve determined that a crown is the right choice for your smile, Dr. Hendricksen carefully prepares the tooth and takes impressions with help from his staff. He provides a similar temporary piece so your confidence and complete smile isn’t disrupted while we wait for your permanent restoration from the lab. Once we’ve received your customized crown, we’ll call you back to snugly place it over the tooth and ensure that it’s comfortable and secure.
The material your crown will be crafted from depends on its location in the mouth and the amount of stress it incurs on a daily basis. Dr. Hendricksen is happy to offer all-ceramic, tooth-colored options so patients enjoy a beautiful, natural-looking smile.
Patients who’ve lost one or more teeth in a row and have found themselves underwhelmed with the looseness of partial dentures may enjoy the sturdy quality of dental bridges. A bridge consists of lifelike prosthetic teeth anchored into the appropriate gap with the help of dental crowns that are placed over surrounding healthy teeth. The final result is lifelike and durable, and we hope it will give you something to smile about.