Are you dealing with a damaged tooth, either due to decay or an accident which fractured your tooth? Whatever the problem, Dr. Cecilia Gyllenhoff and Dr. Samuel Cappiello provide beautiful, functional and durable restorations called porcelain crowns. With their precise and patient-centered service at McLean Dental Care in McLean, VA, your smile will recover and look great again.
What is a dental crown?
A dental crown is typically made of porcelain, today's most popular material for dental restorations. A crown replaces cracked or decayed tooth enamel above the gum line, lending the tooth substantial support and improving its appearance.
Typically, crowns cover teeth which have suffered an accident or decay. Crowns protect teeth after root canal therapy, and they also restore dental implants, the innovative tooth replacements which occupy a patient's jaw bone.
Getting that new crown
The crown procedure is straightforward and comfortable. The doctor prepares the tooth, removing the decayed and damaged portions and shaping it to receive the crown. Your dentist takes oral impressions and sends them to a dental lab. Then, while you wait for your permanent crown, you'll wear a temporary restoration so your smile looks, functions and feels just like a normal tooth.
Upon your return visit to McLean Dental Care, your dentist will remove the temporary crown and bond the new one over your tooth. With a final bite adjustment, you're all set!
Caring for a crown
Just brush twice a day and floss daily, says the American Dental Association. Also, see Dr. Gyllenhoff or Dr. Cappiello twice yearly for examinations and professional cleanings. These practices keep your crown free of harmful plaque and tartar and check on the condition of your restoration.
Ready for a change?
A dental crown will restore strength, longevity and beauty to your tooth. And, at McLean Dental Care, you can count on quality materials that faithfully mimic the real thing. Best of all, our professional team is committed to long-term relationships with their patients. They'll get to know you and your oral health needs.
Call today for a crown consultation: (703) 734-0100.