Using dental crowns to restore the smile
- Posted on: Feb 14 2020
Dental crowns play an important role in dentistry. They are used for various situations, covering teeth that are broken or compromised or replacing missing teeth when paired with dental implants. Regardless of how they are used, they are popular, long-lasting, and reliable. Dr. Chong Lee of Galleria Dental Aesthetics in the area of McLean, VA provides affordable, beautiful dental crowns for patients.
What is a dental crown?
When most patients think of a crown, they think of an accessory for kings and queens! However, dental crowns are different. Dental crowns are like “caps” that cover a natural tooth. This may be because the tooth is weakened from a procedure or a large cavity. The crown provides an extra layer of protection while allowing patients to maintain their natural tooth underneath. Other times, a dental crown may be fused to false teeth called pontics to create a dental bridge. Dental bridges are excellent restorative options for patients who want a more permanent tooth replacement option than a removable partial denture. Additionally, crowns are placed over the abutment of a dental implant to act as a false tooth.
Why choose dental crowns?
Dental crowns have many benefits. They are:
• Strong and durable
Who is a candidate?
Patients who can benefit from a dental crown are individuals who need to replace missing teeth, create a dental bridge, or cover a tooth that has been damaged. We encourage patients to speak to our team of professionals at Galleria Dental Aesthetics to decide if this restoration is right for their unique needs.
Will a dental crown look natural?
Absolutely! Dr. Chong Lee ensures that all his dental work looks as natural as possible to maintain aesthetics. Dental crowns are made to match the color, shape, and size of existing teeth to blend in with the smile.
Call Galleria Dental Aesthetics today
McLean, VA patients faced with the need for dental crowns are welcome to call Dr. Chong Lee and his team at (703) 448-1020 to schedule a visit at 1600 Tysons Boulevard, Suite 120. New and current patients are invited to learn more about restorative services available at our practice.
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