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Dental Crowns An Overview

arlington va dentist for dental crownsDental crowns are used to solve a wide range of cosmetic and restorative dental concerns. As one of the most versatile solutions, dental crowns are commonly used to restore damaged teeth or add strength to a weakened tooth.

For instance, dental crowns can also:

  • Address chipped or cracked teeth
  • Address discolored or stained teeth
  • Fix a misshapen tooth
  • Strengthen a tooth to support a dental bridge
  • Stabilize a tooth after the root canal procedure

As an experienced restorative dentist, Dr. Hazim Sadeddin offers custom designed dental crowns in our Arlington dentist office. Our team at Westover Dentistry is committed to providing high-quality dental crowns that support your long-term dental health and function.

Did You Chip a Tooth?

You can chip a tooth by biting down a particularly hard piece of food or possibly in a sports-related injury. However, what happens once you damage a tooth? Fortunately, your dentist can help restore your tooth to full function and appearance. We offer a variety of different procedures to repair a chipped tooth.

What Should I Do After I Damage a Tooth?

If you end up chipping or breaking a tooth try to recover any pieces you can find. Bring them to the office with you. If you can’t recover any pieces of the tooth don’t panic, we can still restore the damage. You can place a cold compress against the side of the face to reduce swelling and may need to place gauze over the tooth if there is bleeding. Schedule a visit right away; otherwise a damaged tooth can be more likely to develop tooth decay.

3 Ways to Repair a Chipped Tooth

  1. Dental Crown: With a dental crown we place a restoration over the visible portion of the tooth. We can use this to repair chipped or broken teeth, as well as dental fractures. We can use lifelike materials to ensure the restoration blends with your smile.
  2. Dental Bonding: With dental bonding we restore the lost structure with a composite resin material, reshaping the tooth as the material cures under a light. The entire procedure can be completed in a single visit and is often recommend for minor chips.
  3. Porcelain Veneers: We can also mask minor chips, as well as stains and gaps, with porcelain veneers. We place a thin shell of porcelain onto the front of the tooth. The veneers look completely lifelike.

Dental Crowns What to Expect

To ensure you are informed of all aspects of their care, Dr. Sadeddin will discuss your dental goals, answer any questions, and walk you through your the dental crown process.

The dental crown is permanent restoration that is designed to look and function like the tooth. For a more natural looking solution, dental crowns are color matched, shaped, and placed with your exact dimensions and aesthetic in mind.

Receiving a dental crown may require 2-3 visits to are Arlington dental office. During the early visits, we take impressions of the teeth for the fabrication of your custom dental crowns. During the fabrication process, a temporary dental crown is placed.

At the next visit, before we place the dental crown, the aesthetic and function of the dental crown are examined to ensure an optimal result. Once approved, the dental crown is carefully placed and secured. The surface of the dental crown is polished to reveal the natural shine.

Dental crowns can last many years with proper oral hygiene and routine preventive dental care.