Restore Your Damaged Tooth
By McLean Dental Care
January 16, 2018
Category: Dental Procedures

Just one damaged tooth can make your whole smile look unattractive and feel weaker. The dental team at McLean Dental Care in dental crownsMcLean, VA can restore your damaged tooth and make your smile whole again with a dental crown. Find out more about how a dental crown can restore tooth damage and give you more confidence in your smile.

What Causes Tooth Damage?
Tooth damage can happen suddenly or progressively over a period of time. Here are some of the most common causes of a damaged tooth in patients of all ages:

- A head injury (possibly from a fall or accident).
- A sports injury (more common for boxers, baseball players, and basketball players).
- Enamel erosion from wear and tear or the natural aging process.
- Biting down on a hard substance that cracks the enamel.
- Some medications can cause damage to a tooth.

Restoration with a Dental Crown
Your McLean dentist will likely say that the best way to restore a damaged tooth is with a permanent dental crown. A crown is a tooth covering that provides excellent protection and coverage for a weak, injured, cracked, or badly stained tooth. It is a replacement for the outer layers of the tooth that looks just like natural enamel in color, texture, and shape. Your dentist will bond the crown in place with professional-grade dental cement.

Dental Crowns Are Long Lasting
The great thing about restoring a tooth with a crown is that you won’t have to worry about it again for many years. A crown can last up to 10 years and sometimes longer because it’s usually made of a porcelain material.

Restoring Your Tooth
There’s no need to continue to tolerate the discomfort and appearance of a damaged tooth. Have it fixed with a dental crown at McLean Dental Care in McLean, VA. Call 703-734-0100 today to schedule a dental crown consultation with Dr. Cecilia Gyllenhoff or Dr. Samuel Cappiello.