If you think dental crowns are only for root canals you may be surprised to learn how many other problems dental crowns fix. In addition to root canals, a tooth crown is often the best treatment for repairing and restoring damaged, decayed or missing teeth.
How Dental Crowns Fix Damage Caused by Metal Fillings
Large fillings, especially metal fillings, often cause problems that are not apparent until more damage takes place. Metal fillings expand contract when exposed to heat and cold from the foods we eat, and this changes the pressure against the enamel walls of the teeth that encase them. Fillings intended to protect your teeth can, over time, become the cause of further damage to these teeth.
Likewise, subsequent decay of teeth with fillings eventually requires larger fillings, further weakening the tooth as more of its natural structure is lost. Dental crowns reinforce these teeth by encasing them completely in a stronger shell and preventing further deterioration.
Our Galleria Dental Aesthetics cosmetic dentists use only all-porcelain crowns protecting you from the concerns raised about metal restorations. Porcelain crowns are ideal for reshaping teeth, for implant crowns, and anchoring dental bridges, as well.
If you would like to learn more about preserving your teeth with dental crowns in the Alexandria and Tysons Corner areas please contact the top rated cosmetic dentists at Galleria Dental Aesthetics serving Northern Virginia patients.