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By McLean Dental Care
December 14, 2021
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry
Tags: dental crowns   crowns  

If you have a broken tooth, a crown could be the solution you need. Dental crowns are tooth-like caps that fit over existing teeth. Crowns can make broken teeth whole again and protect them from further damage. Crowns also strengthen teeth and restore normal biting and chewing functions. In McLean, VA, crowns are available at McLean Dental Care, where Dr. Cecilia Gyllenhoff and Dr. Samuel Cappiello can repair your broken teeth.

How Crowns Help

A crown fits over a broken tooth like a shell or cap. Once in place, the tooth is completely encased inside. Broken areas will no longer be visible. The crown gives the tooth a flawless new look and serves as the tooth’s new exterior. With the crown in place, the tooth will be strong enough to resume normal biting and chewing functions that might have been difficult to perform when the tooth was broken. The crown also protects the tooth from sustaining further damage.

Crowns are custom-made to ensure the perfect size, shape, and fit. Various materials can be used to make crowns, but porcelain or ceramic are popular choices because they closely resemble the look of natural tooth enamel. Porcelain and ceramic crowns readily blend in with the rest of your smile so no one will be able to tell they aren’t your original teeth. Our experienced dentists can repair your broken teeth with custom crowns at our McLean, VA, dental office.

Benefits of Crowns

Repairing broken teeth with crowns offers numerous benefits. Some key benefits include:

  • Fixing broken teeth
  • Strengthening broken or weak teeth
  • Protecting against additional damage
  • Restoring biting and chewing functions
  • Custom made for a perfect fit
  • Look like natural teeth
  • Last for several years

Another benefit of crowns is that they also improve the appearance of broken teeth by giving them a flawless new exterior. Crowns can conceal a diverse range of cosmetic issues. They can be used to improve the appearance of teeth with cracks, chipped areas, and stains or discolorations. Crowns can also improve the look of teeth that are slightly crooked or misshaped.

Crowns can strengthen, protect and repair broken teeth, as well as improve their appearance. For crowns in McLean, VA, schedule a consultation with Dr. Gyllenhoff or Dr. Cappiello by calling McLean Dental Care at (703) 734-0100.

By McLean Dental Care
January 20, 2016
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: crowns  

I Don’t Want My Tooth to Break; What Can I Do? Why you should choose a dental crown to repair your damaged tooth.

You have a broken tooth, and now you are afraid to eat anything, fearing it might break further to the point where you might lose the tooth. You are right to be fearful, because the tooth is weakened, and sometimes teeth do break further, making repairing them Dental Crowns impossible. You should start thinking about a dental crown, the treatment of choice for broken and damaged teeth. Crown preparation is an art, and you should see someone who is an expert like the dentists at McLean Dental Care in McLean, Virginia.

Occasionally, a tooth will be too badly damaged to retain a crown, but usually a badly damaged tooth can be treated with posts which are inserted into the tooth, and then an amalgam (silver) framework is put around the posts. This foundation helps provide support for the crown.

There are different crown materials to choose from and each of the different materials has its own benefits. You and your dentist at McLean Dental Care can decide which material is best for your needs and your budget.

Your dentist can offer you:

A full gold crown, typically less expensive than other options, it is also strong, but very visible. Full gold crowns are usually placed on back teeth, where you need good chewing strength, but you aren’t as worried about the unnatural look of the gold

A porcelain-fused-to-metal crown, typically more expensive than gold, but it is beautiful and strong. These qualities make it suitable for any location in your mouth

A full porcelain crown, the most expensive but also cosmetically beautiful, with a translucent look of natural teeth; it is virtually indistinguishable from your other teeth. Full porcelain crowns are usually placed on front teeth.

Crowns are the perfect choice to repair damaged teeth, and in the case of porcelain crowns, your highly skilled dentist at McLean Dental Care will color-match the porcelain perfectly, so it will look completely natural and beautiful. If you have a tooth that is damaged, don’t wait until it breaks further. Call the crown specialists at McLean Dental Care in McLean, Virginia and save your tooth!

By McLean Dental Care
December 02, 2015
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: crowns  

If you have a tooth that's developed a cavity or sustained breakage, you might assume you have one of two options when you visit McLean Dental Care in McLean, Virginia: a filling or an extraction. These two treatments are certainly on each end of the spectrum of services provided by Dr. Cecilia Gyllenhoff and Dr. Samuel Cappiello, but for many patients, placement of a crown will be the perfect Crownsway to restore a tooth while keeping the roots in tact.

Why do I need a crown?

Perhaps you've let a cavity go untreated for a long time. Or maybe you've cracked a tooth accidentally. In any case, crowns from your McLean dentist are designed to restore a tooth that has sustained too much damage to withstand a filling or other treatment.

What does a crown look like?

Crowns are designed to look and function like a natural tooth. They are made from tooth-colored porcelain or ceramic materials; their resemblance to natural teeth is remarkable. For back teeth that bear the force of chewing, your McLean dentist often recommends a crown made of a stronger metal alloy or gold.

How does a crown work?

Think of a crown like a heavy coat - it protects what's underneath it from the elements outside. After your McLean dentist has eliminated the decay from a tooth, the tooth itself may not be strong enough to withstand any further treatment or decay. A crown keeps a damaged natural tooth in place, preserving the stabilizing root, while allowing a person to retain the full function of a healthy tooth.

With proper care, crowns can last up to two decades before replacement is needed. If you'd like to learn more about how crowns can stabilize and brighten your smile, call McLean Dental Care in McLean, Virginia to set up an appointment with one of our skilled dentists.