Dental crowns are one of the most commonly performed procedures at Pinebrook Dentistry because they are highly effective and versatile. Porcelain crowns provide esthetic, long-lasting solution to ensure that you maintain your teeth and beautiful smile for years to come.
Dental Crowns Protect Your Oral Health
If a tooth has been damaged due to decay and wear, it needs a durable restoration to prevent further damage or even loss of the tooth. A porcelain crown protects a tooth by encasing the tooth structure in a durable and esthetic material.
A weakened tooth can’t withstand the stress from normal chewing without a protective crown. Your crown will be customized for you to blend in with your teeth perfectly.
How We Use Crowns
Dental crowns are placed over teeth that need added strength, such as teeth with large fillings, teeth that are broken or teeth that have been treated with the root canal. Because a dental crown surrounds the tooth on all surfaces, it protects the tooth from further decay.
Teeth that are severely worn down from grinding or consuming acidic foods will require dental crowns to restore their ideal form and to provide protection from further damage. If you have missing teeth and dental implants are placed, they are restored with dental crowns that look and function like your own teeth. Dental crowns can also be utilized to esthetically enhance your smile by disguising misshapen or misaligned teeth.
While there are different types of dental crowns available, Dr. Gloria Kim recommends porcelain crowns for most teeth because of their surpassing esthetics compared to metal or porcelain-fused-to-metal crowns. Unlike metal crowns, porcelain crowns are natural-looking and blend in perfectly with the rest of your teeth, giving you the confidence to smile brightly.
Placing Your Dental Crown
We want to make sure you are fully comfortable during the crown procedure. Before the treatment begins, Dr. Kim will ensure you are completely numb by giving local anesthesia. Then, any damaged tooth structure will be removed, and the tooth will be prepared to make room for the crown.
A custom impression will be taken, and a tooth-colored temporary crown will be provided to wear while the porcelain crown is custom made at our trusted local lab. The final porcelain crown is fitted and cemented at the following appointment, ensuring that it fits and blends in perfectly in your mouth.
At Pinebrook Dentistry, we offer you high-quality crowns that are durable and attractive so you can enjoy greatly improved oral health. We offer convenient appointments, and we are here to answer any questions you have about porcelain crown procedures. Please call our Chantilly dental office to arrange a convenient appointment that works for you.