Why Do I Need a Dental Crown?
- Posted on: Nov 22 2010
The experienced cosmetic dentists at northern Virginia’s Galleria Dental Aesthetics carefully evaluate the options for repairing, restoring and preserving your teeth. We want to make sure your questions about dental crowns are answered to your satisfaction whenever recommending a dental crown. After examining your teeth, our cosmetic dentists will choose the procedure that gives you the most effective outcome. If we determine that you need a dental crown, it is because a restoration such as an inlay or onlay, or an extraction, porcelain veneers or other treatments would give less effective results.
Why Dental Crowns are Chosen
Dental crowns are chosen over other procedures for a variety of reasons. In many cases, fitting you with a dental crown may be preferable to extracting the tooth. Dental crowns are often used to protect a tooth after a root canal is done.
Dental crowns are effective in preserving teeth that are weakened from decay, worn down from age or grinding, or are cracked. The crown strengthens the tooth and prevents further damage and discomfort from exposed pulp.
Dental crowns can replace your removable bridge with a permanent one by anchoring it to neighboring teeth. To improve aesthetics, dental crowns can cover misshapen or unevenly sized teeth so your smile is something to be proud of.
Dental crowns can also be colored to match your teeth, which may be discolored due to certain medications, metal fillings, or stubborn stains.
To learn more about how the experienced cosmetic dentists in Northern Virginia, Tysons Corner and Alexandria use dental crowns, please contact us at Galleria Dental Aesthetics for a personal evaluation.
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