Dental Crowns and Bridges

At Pike Smiles, we prioritize addressing lost or damaged teeth with great care. Our crowns and bridges provide the restoration results you need to smile proudly and confidently.

Dental Crowns and Bridges
in Falls Church, VA

When it comes to teeth that are lost or severely damaged, dental crowns and bridges can provide effective restoration options. At Pike Smiles, we design our crowns and bridges to look natural and provide the necessary support for chewing and speaking. We use only high-quality materials in our restorations to ensure the restorations last as long as possible and provide exceptional performance.

Pike Smiles takes pride in creating dental crowns and bridges that not only blend seamlessly with your existing teeth, but function just like natural teeth as well. You will need to visit us at least twice to receive your dental crown or bridge. During your first visit, we will take impressions of your teeth, which we will then send to a dental lab. Once the restoration is ready, you can return for a fitting appointment to ensure a proper fit. After, you will be ready to show off your completed smile!

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  • What is a dental crown?

    Dental crowns are used in cases where a tooth has a filling that is larger than the natural tooth structure. These situations include when the tooth has undergone root canal therapy or filling is desired for cosmetic purposes.

    Dental crowns serve multiple purposes, including covering a damaged tooth and attaching to dental implants for the replacement of missing teeth. These implants are later inserted surgically into the jawbone to serve as the tooth’s root, ensuring that the crown is firmly and securely anchored in place.

    Additionally, dental crowns may also be used to provide extra support for dental bridges. They do not require any special treatment and can be brushed and flossed as normal.

  • What is a dental bridge?

    When a patient has lost one or more teeth, a dental bridges are commonly used. They are called bridges because they consist of one or more replacement teeth that bridge the gap that was created when the original teeth became lost. Dental bridges can be secured using abutment crowns on each end or by using permanently installed precision metal mechanisms. At Pike Smiles, we custom design each component of a dental bridge to ensure that it looks natural and provides the desired performance.

  • How do temporary dental crowns work?

    To get the impression of your teeth correct for the permanent dental crown, your dentist must shape the tooth base below it. This could leave your tooth vulnerable in the short period between creation of the impression and delivery of the crown. So, the dentist will provide a temporary dental crown to ensure your tooth is protected during this period.

    When you return for the fitting appointment, the dentist will remove the temporary crown and fit your permanent crown or bridge to the base.

More Questions?

If you have more questions about dental crowns and bridges, please contact our office and we will be happy to discuss further.

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Pike Smiles

6231 Leesburg Pike
Suite 304
Falls Church, VA 22044
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Monday - Thursday
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.


(703) 533-8200

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