Crowns and Bridges

Bridges

Bridges are natural-looking dental appliances that can replace a section of missing teeth. Because they are custom-made, bridges are barely noticeable and can restore the natural contour of teeth as well as the proper bite relationship between upper and lower teeth.

Bridges are sometimes referred to as fixed partial dentures, because they are semi-permanent and are bonded to existing teeth or implants. There are several types of fixed dental bridges (cannot be removed), including conventional fixed bridges, cantilever bridges and resin-bonded bridges.  Unlike a removable bridge, which you can take out and clean, your dentist can only remove a fixed bridge.  .

Porcelain, gold alloys or combinations of materials are usually used to make bridge appliances.

Appliances called implant bridges are attached to an area below the gum tissue, or the bone.

Crowns

Crowns are synthetic caps, usually made of a material like porcelain, placed on the top of a tooth.

Crowns are typically used to restore a tooth's function and appearance following a restorative procedure such as a root canal. When decay in a tooth has become so advanced that large portions of the tooth must be removed, crowns are often used to restore the tooth.

Crowns are also used to attach bridges, cover implants, prevent a cracked tooth from becoming worse, or an existing filling is in jeopardy of becoming loose or dislocated. Crowns also serve an aesthetic use, and are applied when a discolored or stained tooth needs to be restored to its natural appearance.

Procedures

A tooth must usually be reduced in size to accommodate a crown. An impression is then made from the existing tooth to create a custom-designed crown.  The impression is sent to a special lab, which manufactures a custom-designed crown. In some cases, a temporary crown is applied until the permanent crown is ready. Permanent crowns are cemented in place.

Crowns are sometimes confused with veneers, but they are quite different. Veneers are typically applied only to relatively small areas.

Caring For Your Crowns

With proper care, a good quality crown could last up to eight years or longer. It is very important to floss in the area of the crown to avoid excess plaque or collection of debris around the restoration.

Certain behaviors such as jaw clenching or bruxism (teeth grinding) significantly shorten the life of a crown. Moreover, eating brittle foods, ice or hard candy can compromise the adhesion of the crown, or even damage the crown.

Our Location

Conveniently located in Dublin Green Shopping Center, close to Dublin Costco Wholesale Store

7458 State Route 161 E, Plain City, OH 43064

(614) 504-5173

Hours

Monday:

11:00 AM-7:00 PM

Tuesday:

9:00 AM-3:00 PM

Wednesday:

9:00 AM- 5:00 PM

Thursday:

11:00 AM-7:00 PM

Friday:

8:00 AM-3:00 PM

Saturday:

8:00 am-3:00 pm

Sunday:

Closed

  • "Having recently moved to the Dublin-Hilliard area, I was looking for a new dentist. After researching several and reviewing client comments, I booked an appointment with Dr. Tong, who I found extremely competent, professional, friendly and more than willing to explain the services his practice offered. Unlike many dentists, who "farm out" cleaning, etc. to their techs, Dr. Tong performed the service himself. I was impressed. His is a small practice with a friendly and very competent staff. As someone without dental insurance, I found his fairly priced dental insurance package smart and affordable for my needs. I don't recommend services I received lightly. Dr. Tong and Green Dental Dublin is one I'm happy to post."
    Marshall Hood
  • "Great people great attitude no pain all smiles it's our families new dentist!!!"
    Horace Crosby
  • "Brand new office. Staff is very friendly and easy to schedule with. I had to have some fillings and Dr. Tong made it as pain free as possible."
    Alison Nesbitt
  • "Very good care and kind and caring dentist."
    Christine Yost
  • "The staff is very kind, Shay really like Dr. Tong, she has only seen him twice, I will be taking my other children to Dublin Green dental as well. Thanks for being so kind"
    Lacey Price
  • "Clean environment nice equipment, friendly staff, short wait time. I have been grinding my teeth for years and finally had a night guard made here. It fitted perfectly. For the first time in years I woke up feeling my jaws relaxed! My dentist even called to follow up. Thank you for the wonderful work!"
    Dawn
  • "It was such a great experience to visit this dental office. Dr. Tong and Dr. Wang admitted me immediately when I was in such denture pain. Dr. Tong analyzed the issue carefully and offered several solutions. Within just a few minutes, my pain was relieved without any medication. I wouldn’t consider this dental office if I could find other dental offices admitting me immediately. Now, I felt very fortunate visited this office and knowing how great doctors they both are! The office staff is supper nice and atmosphere is so family friendly! Strong recommendation for this dental office."
    Peixiang Sun
  • "Great practice and very personable staff. I hadn’t visited the dentist in about 4 years, so I was very nervous going in. They were wonderful and eased my nerves. They are also very reasonably priced for someone who doesn’t have dental insurance."
    Samantha Halcombe
  • "Great staff and atmosphere!"
    Richard Halcombe
  • "Highly recommend Dublin Green Family Dental."
    Carol Yutzy
  • "I have been a patient of Dr. Wang’s for a couple of years. I was so excited when she and Dr. Tong opened up a dental office in Dublin last month – Dublin Green Family Dental. Their dental place is very welcoming and is equipped with cutting edge technology to treat even the most complicated dental issues in house. They have late evening hours on Mondays and Thursdays to accommodate people’s busy day schedule. Dr. Wang is one of the kindest, and most understanding dentist. She explains what needs to be done, lets you decide, and never pressures you. She is very experienced, gentle, and effective. She always knows what to do and works with you to make sure you are 100% satisfied. I highly recommend Dr. Wang and her Dublin Green Family Dental!!!"
    Sharon Wei
  • "Highly recommend Dublin Green Dental.. Dr. Tong explained every step as he was working on my teeth. He kept my comfort in mind the entire time. The staff is very accommodating to my families needs. They have state of the art equipment!!! The dental hygienist is kind and compassionate. The receptionist is fast, efficient, and knowledgeable about insurance. Dr. Tong is super happy and can brighten your day. Doctor Tong and Doctor Wang love children. They made my children at ease and happy. Thank you!!"
    Kara Lewis