At our dental practice in Fairfax, VA, we recently had the pleasure of restoring a patient’s confidence through a remarkable smile transformation. The patient came to see Dr. Janet K. Song seeking a solution for her dental issues, including a misaligned bite. After evaluating her dental needs, Dr. Song was able to propose a comprehensive treatment plan that included the placement of dental crowns on her top teeth and a dental bridge on the right side of her mouth to address the important problem areas of her mouth that would not only improve her bite, but cosmetically give her a smile she could be proud of.
What is a Crown and a Bridge?
Crowns are a method of cosmetic restoration that dentists use to strengthen a tooth or improve its shape and is used for teeth that are broken, worn, or partially destroyed by tooth decay. Bridges are a restorative dental procedure that is used to replace one or more missing teeth next to each other with artificial teeth.
At our Fairfax dental office, we use CEREC same-day crowns — Dr. Song loves using state-of-the-art dental technology to ensure a perfect fit for her patients’ new teeth, along with passing on the benefits of faster, more comfortable treatment with no impression tray, no temporary crowns and only one anesthetic injection.
As the patient looked in the mirror for the first time after the procedure she was truly delighted by the transformation of her smile and was thrilled with how the restorations seamlessly blended in with her natural teeth, giving her the natural smile and confidence she always dreamed of.
Restorative dentistry has the power to change your overall health by not only improving the appearance of your smile but also ensuring you have a properly aligned bite — this helps reduce long-term dental issues.
If you have experienced chipped teeth or tooth loss due to decay or trauma, you may be a candidate for restorative procedures such as crowns, bridges, veneers, or implants. These treatments can help restore your smile, improve your ability to eat and speak comfortably, and boost your self-confidence. If you're considering a smile makeover or have any dental concerns, we encourage you to contact our Fairfax dental team and schedule a consultation.