Do your broken or damaged teeth give you trouble while eating, speaking or chewing? If so, crowns could be the answer to your problems. If left untreated, broken and damaged teeth can have some nasty side effects which could result in tooth loss. To avoid this outcome, you should consult with your dentist about dental crowns to help stabilize and protect your broken teeth. Find out more about dental crowns with Dr. Cecilia Gyllenhoff and Dr. Samuel Cappiello at McLean Dental Care in McLean, VA.
What can a dental crown do for my smile?
Dental crowns protect a damaged tooth and prevent a tooth from being further compromised. Dentists use crowns in various situations, including:
- to stabilize a broken tooth
- to cover a large dental filling, such as after a root canal
- to replace a tooth after a dental implant procedure
- to hold a permanent dental bridge in place
- to improve the appearance of an unsightly, misshapen or discolored tooth
While dental crowns can help in many situations, it is best to consult with your dentist at McLean Dental Care to determine if a crown is best for you and your smile.
How is a dental crown made?
A laboratory technician customizes your dental crown inside of a dental laboratory which specializes in creating dental restorations. The technician uses an impression of your mouth to design, carve and finalize the crown to ensure it fits onto the tooth in question along with fitting seamlessly into your smile. The crown is also color-matched based on your teeth for a natural look which will not stand out or look out of place.
Dental Crowns in McLean, VA
Dental crowns require that your dentist prepares your tooth before placing the crown permanently onto it. The preparation process involves removing small layers of enamel from the tooth’s sides and crown (top) to make room for the crown and shape the tooth into the same form as the inside of the dental crown. This ensures a snug fit and a proper bond between the restoration and your tooth.
For more information on dental crowns, please contact Dr. Gyllenhoff and Dr. Cappiello at McLean Dental Care in McLean, VA. Call (703) 734-0100 to schedule your appointment with your dentist today!