What is the purpose of a dental crown?
- Posted on: Jan 30 2019
Restorative dentistry is a special aspect of dental care during which patients are able to repair their smile when problems exist. These problems may include the loss of natural teeth or damage to the natural tooth structure. One of the more popular restorative dental procedures performed at Galleria Dental Aesthetics is that of the dental crown.
Understanding the dental crown
Drs. Chong Lee, Joseph Oh, and Kirsten Lee are dentists who provide dental crowns and other dental restorations to patients in and around the community. Dental crowns play an important role. They are used to add an extra layer of protection over a natural tooth to ensure that it will last. This is done when patients have large fillings placed or have undergone procedures such as root canal therapy which can weaken the natural tooth structure. Other times, a dental crown is fabricated to act as a false tooth, being placed over the abutment of a dental implant. This restoration is custom made for a patient to match their existing teeth for seamless integration.
Why a dental crown?
There are several reasons why patients may require a dental crown.
• A dental crown can cover the abutment of a dental implant to replace a missing tooth
• A dental crown can be fused to false teeth to create a dental bridge
• A dental crown can cover a tooth that has been chipped or damaged
• A dental crown can protect a tooth that has a large filling or has had endodontic therapy
• A dental crown can strengthen a tooth that has had a procedure performed that weakens the enamel
Schedule an appointment at Galleria Dental Aesthetics
If you are interested in learning more about restorative dental procedures or feel as though you could benefit from the placement of a dental crown, we encourage you to book a consultation visit with Drs. Chong Lee, Joseph Oh, and Kirsten Lee of Galleria Dental Aesthetics to discuss your options. We welcome new and existing patients in the McLean, VA area into our facility for care, located at 1600 Tysons Boulevard, Suite #120. Call (703) 448-1020 to schedule your appointment today!
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