Essential Insights on Dental Crowns and Bridges

At Hamilton Family Dentistry in Baltimore, MD, we understand the impact that missing or damaged teeth can have on our patients’ lives. We are dedicated to restoring your smile effectively with our dental crowns and bridges. Here’s what you need to know:

Understanding Dental Crowns and Bridges

Dental crowns and bridges are excellent solutions for replacing or restoring teeth that are missing or severely damaged. Not only do they rejuvenate your smile, but they also improve functionality in chewing and speaking.

A dental crown may be necessary if a tooth has a large filling that surpasses the tooth’s natural structure, has undergone root canal therapy, or requires aesthetic enhancement. Crowns function as a cap over your natural tooth or can be mounted on a dental implant to replace absent teeth.

Dental bridges are ideal when multiple teeth are missing. They consist of one or more prosthetic teeth that fill the gaps left by lost teeth. Bridges are anchored by crowns placed on the adjacent teeth or by specialized, permanent metal frameworks.

Appearance and Functionality

Our dentists are committed to ensuring that your dental crowns and bridges match your existing teeth in appearance and perform like natural teeth. Each component of a dental bridge is tailored to ensure it looks authentic and functions effectively.

What to Expect During the Procedure

The process for receiving a dental crown or bridge generally involves at least two appointments. During the first visit, an impression of your teeth will be made and sent to a dental laboratory. A temporary crown may be placed in the meantime.

On your subsequent visit, the custom-made crown or bridge will be adjusted to ensure a perfect fit before it is permanently placed.

If you’re considering dental crowns and bridges and want to learn more, or if you think they might be the right solution for you, please call our office today or schedule a consultation online.

Hamilton Family Dentistry

5810 Harford Road
Baltimore, MD 21214
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Monday: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Tuesday: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Wednesday: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Thursday: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.


(410) 426-8200