Tooth Crowns in Northern Virginia

Crowns are a common solution for teeth that are damaged by decay, discolored by food or medication, or replaced by a dental implant.

What Type of Dentist Can Place Crowns?

Fitting and placing a crown is a routine dental procedure, handled by general dentists. If you think you might be a candidate for a crown, make an appointment with one of our dentists.

What Is a Tooth Crown?

Crowns are dental caps shaped like your natural tooth. The tooth crown fits over your damaged tooth or dental implant and is cemented into place. Most permanents crowns are very durable, giving your tooth the strength it needs to function well. Crowns are so fortifying that they are often used to strengthen a tooth that supports a dental bridge or partial denture.

Are There Varying Styles of Dental Crowns Available?

There are several types of permanent crowns, and each has its own advantages and drawbacks. Here’s a brief overview to consider during your visit with our dentist.

Porcelain or Ceramic

Many people prefer the affordability and natural look of a porcelain or ceramic crown for a front tooth crown. This type of crown can be made to match your natural tooth color, so it blends into your smile well. Porcelain crowns are fairly susceptible to cracks and chips however.

Metal

Metal crowns for teeth come in a variety of alloys, or you can opt for a gold crown tooth. Metal crowns are very durable, so they’re great for teeth in which biting power is strong. If you want a natural-looking crown, metal isn’t the best choice.

Porcelain and Metal

Porcelain-fused-to-metal crowns offer a nice blend of the natural appearance of porcelain and the strength of metal. This type of crown has a metal structure that adheres strongly to your damaged tooth. The porcelain overlay is matched to your tooth color to give you a natural-looking smile.

Our dentists are always happy to review these and other crown options with you, so give us a call today.

How Much Are Dental Crown Costs?

Your total dental crown cost depends on the type of pre-treatment you require and the kind of crown used. Most discount dental plans and insurance plans cover part of the cost of crowns.

How Does the Dental Crown Procedure Work?

Your dentist will file down your existing tooth to prepare it for a tooth cap. Our dentists then make an impression of the tooth so the lab can make a permanent crown that fits over the tooth perfectly. A temporary crown is placed over your tooth to protect it while your permanent crown is made. You’ll come back to our office in a couple of weeks to receive your permanent crown.

How Should a Crown Be Treated?

Treat your crown like one of your natural teeth. Brush and floss twice daily and make sure you keep your dental cleaning and check-up appointments. With proper care, your crown should last 5 to 20 years.

Call our office today to get started on your tooth-saving crown

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