Dental Crown Questions
Northern Virginia, including Arlington, Tysons Corner, Alexandria, Fairfax, and McLean, Virginia
WHAT aRE DENTAL CROWNS?
Dental crowns are also known as “caps” because they provide a durable cover for the visible portion of a damaged tooth. Anyone, regardless of socioeconomic status or attention to good oral hygiene, can fall victim to cracked, broken or worn down teeth. At Galleria Dental Aesthetics, we offer all-porcelain dental crowns to our patients in the Arlington and Tysons Corner area to help provide stability to damaged teeth.
Cosmetic Dentists in Virginia, Dr. Lee and Dr. Oh pride themselves on their abilities to take cosmetic dentistry to a whole new aesthetic level. By incorporating porcelain dental crowns into their procedure offerings, our office is able to make the tooth crown flow seamlessly with the rest of the smile. Porcelain crowns can be manufactured to precisely mimic the tooth color and shape of your existing teeth.
Mastering the technique of properly incorporating porcelain dental crowns into a smile requires years of training and experience. Realizing that this method will produce superior results for our patients, our cosmetic dentists have made the commitment to learning and excelling at this skill.
WHEN ARE DENTAL CROWNS NEEDED?
Tooth crowns can be used for a variety of dental issues, including to:
- Protect and restore a decayed or damaged tooth
- Act as a replacement tooth for a dental implant
- Act as an anchor for a dental bridge
- Restore beauty to a smile with misshapen teeth
DENTAL CROWN PROBLEMS
At Galleria Dental Aesthetics, we take every precaution to ensure that your dental crown will be precisely fit, comfortable and durable. However, like any dental procedure, there are potential complications that can arise, including:
- Tooth sensitivity
- Crown becoming loose, allowing harmful bacteria to form under the crown
- Chips in the porcelain material
- Crown falling off (could require a new crown to be made)
If you experience any of these complications, please contact our office as soon as possible so we can rectify the situation.
HOW LONG DO CROWNS LAST?
Dental crowns generally last 10 years depending on how well you practice oral hygiene routines. Dr. Lee recommends to avoid certain personal habits such as; teeth grinding, nail biting or chewing hard substances like ice or candy. The tooth underneath a crown is still subject to tooth decay and gum disease which is why its important to continue brushing and flossing daily.
SCHEDULE A CONSULTATION
If you are in need of a dental crown in McLean or would simply like to learn more about this procedure, please contact our Tysons Corner, Virginia Cosmetic Dentist today for an initial dental crown consultation. We happily serve patients of Arlington, Alexandria, Fairfax, McLean, and all areas of Northern Virginia.