When should I get a dental crown?
- Posted on: Jun 24 2014
A dental crown is a custom-built jacket that is placed over a damaged tooth to strengthen and protect the natural tooth. Crowns are frequently used on teeth that are damaged due to decay, fractures, or failed restorations. The Northern Virginia cosmetic dentists at Galleria Dental Aesthetics are dental crown experts and would be happy to help you achieve the natural, beautiful smile you deserve.
Dental crowns often represent the best solution for decayed or fractured teeth. There are two basic types of dental crowns:
- A full crown covers the entire tooth and is used to repair severely fractured teeth.
- A three-quarter crown covers 75 percent of a tooth and is used when part of the top of a tooth, the cusp, breaks off and leaves the tooth vulnerable.
A dental crown may be the right choice if you have a fractured tooth or one that is severely decayed. Crowns are made from dental-grade porcelain that reinforces teeth and protects them from further damage.
If you are ready to learn how porcelain veneers can give you that beautiful smile you’ve always wanted, please contact the Tysons Corner cosmetics dentists at Galleria Dental Aesthetics today, or call us at 703-957-7069 to schedule a consultation.
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