Crowns are an effective option for strengthening, restoring, and improving the appearance of teeth with specific dental problems. For example, crowns can restore the natural beauty of teeth with stains or discolorations that cannot be treated through teeth whitening. VA Smile Makers in Vienna and Reston, VA, our experienced dentists, Dr. Sherry Anoushfar and Dr. Mohsen Izadi, can determine if crowns are right for your particular dental problems.
What are Crowns?
Crowns are synthetic hollow caps placed over teeth with certain dental problems. For instance, teeth that are worn down and weak can be made stronger. When teeth are weak and worn down, they are not always able to bite or chew food without significant pain, discomfort, or sensitivity. The crown gives a weak tooth a strong outer shell that can withstand normal everyday functions, such as chewing.
Crowns are often made from porcelain or similar material that closely resembles the look of natural tooth enamel. They are also custom made so they look as natural as possible and fit over the corresponding tooth perfectly. Once in place, a crown looks and functions just like any other tooth. Our dentist can have custom crowns created for teeth with certain dental issues.
How Crowns Help
A wide range of dental problems can be resolved with crowns. Teeth that need to be restored, strengthened, protected, or given a more pleasing appearance could benefit from a custom crown. Since a crown is placed over a problem tooth, it completely encapsulates the tooth. The crown protects the tooth from sustaining any more damage, makes it stronger so biting and chewing functions are restored, and gives the tooth a flawless exterior. Crowns can help with many dental problems, including:
- Improving the appearance of stained or discolored teeth
- Strengthening, protecting, and restoring a tooth following root canal treatment
- Restoring teeth with advanced decay after removing large portions of the natural tooth
- Preventing a tooth that is cracked or chipped from becoming worse
- Holding bridgework or an implant-supported denture securely in place
- Preventing dental fillings at risk of coming loose or dislocated from falling out
If you have dental problems, crowns might be the solution. A dentist can determine if crowns are right for your dental problems. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Anoushfar or Dr. Izadi, call VA Smile Makers at (703) 318-8133 for the Reston office or (703) 319-9880 for the Vienna location.