Crowns And Bridges Specialist

Happy Smile

Jong Hoon Park, DMD

General Dentist located in Lincoln, RI

You used to have to wait for weeks to have a dental crown or bridge made, but Jong Hoon Park, DMD, utilizes modern technology to create and place crowns and bridges on the same day. Dr. Park offers CEREC® same-day crowns and bridges at Happy Smile in Lincoln, Rhode Island. If you’re looking for fast, efficient, and convenient tooth restorations, call or click online to schedule an appointment with Dr. Park today.

Crowns and Bridges Q & A

What are dental crowns and bridges?

Dental crown and bridge procedures are among the most common treatments for restoring damaged or missing teeth. While they’re similar, crowns and bridges have some fundamental differences:

Crowns

Dental crowns sit over your existing tooth, covering the visible surface. Dr. Park uses crowns to restore teeth that have extensive damage above the gum line but maintain a healthy root.

Bridges

As the name suggests, bridges span a gap left by a missing tooth. They use two dental crowns, one on each neighboring tooth, and an artificial tooth to fill the space between them.  

When would I need a crown?

Dr. Park often uses dental crowns to finish a root canal treatment or treat a decayed tooth that doesn’t have enough healthy tissue to endure a filling. He may also recommend a crown to:

  • Protect a weak tooth that may otherwise break
  • Replace a large filling that falls out
  • Prevent a broken or cracked tooth from further damage
  • Cover discolored or worn teeth
  • Anchor a bridge

What are the benefits of a dental bridge?

It’s important to replace missing teeth to maintain good oral health and a natural-looking smile. If you’re not a candidate for dental implants, a bridge is a good, cost-effective alternative.

Bridges offer the following benefits:

  • Preventing teeth from shifting
  • Maintaining proper bite alignment
  • Preventing jaw bone deterioration
  • Preserving a healthy smile

What should I expect from a same-day crown or bridge procedure?

The days of waiting several weeks for your crown or bridge are over. At Happy Smile, Dr. Park offers same-day crowns and bridges with high-quality CEREC tooth restorations.

Using high-tech 3D imaging software, Dr. Park takes a digital impression of your teeth. He uses this information to create a customized dental restoration plan with the CEREC machine. Then, he sends the plan to the in-office CEREC milling system, which fabricates your crown or bridge right away.

There’s no need to send physical impressions to a lab and return to the office at a later time. After making final adjustments, Dr. Park permanently places your crown or bridge, and you’re on your way.

To learn more about same-day crowns and bridges, call Happy Smile or book an appointment online.