Dental crowns are one of the most common dental procedures. They restore a tooth’s function and appearance after damage or decay. Depending on the patient’s needs or preference, there are several crown options available.
A dental crown is a “cap” placed over a tooth. It covers the tooth to restore it to its normal shape and size. A crown can also be used to attach a bridge, cover a dental implant, or protect a tooth that has been damaged or is at risk of breaking.
Crowns are made from a variety of materials, including:
Your dentist will recommend the best material for your situation based on the location of the tooth, your bite, and your cosmetic goals.
Porcelain and ceramic crowns are the most popular choice for front teeth because they closely match the color of natural teeth. They are also less likely to chip or wear down over time. Metal crowns are usually made of gold or another metal alloy. They are strong and durable, making them a good choice for back teeth. Like porcelain and ceramic crowns, metal crowns are also less likely to chip or wear down over time.
Composite resin crowns are made of plastic and ceramic material. They are not as strong as metal or ceramic crowns, but they can be color matched to your natural teeth.
Dental crowns are the most effective way to restore a damaged tooth. They can also be used to improve the appearance of a tooth that is discolored or misshapen. If you need a dental crown in Virginia, look no further than the team at Cochran Family Dental. Dr. Brian G. Cochran and his team are experts in dental crowns and can help you restore your smile.
At Cochran Family Dental, we use the latest technology and techniques to ensure that your dental crown is of the highest quality. We use only the finest materials to create your dental crown, and our skilled technicians will custom-design your crown to match the shape, size, and color of your natural teeth.
The first step in getting a dental crown is to schedule a consultation with one of our doctors at Cochran Family Dental. During your consultation, one of our doctors will examine your teeth and mouth to determine if a dental crown is right for you. They will also discuss your options with you and answer any questions you may have.
Once it is determined that a dental crown is right for you, the next step is to prepare your tooth for the crown. This involves removing any decay or damaged tooth material. Once your tooth is prepared, an impression will be made of your teeth. This impression will be used to create your custom dental crown. While your dental crown is being made, you will be fitted with a temporary crown. Once your permanent crown is ready, you will return to our office to have it placed. The entire process usually takes two to three weeks.
If you need a dental crown in Leesburg, Ashburn, Purcellville, Potomac Falls, Lansdowne, Sterling, Hamilton, and the surrounding Virginia communities, call our office at 703-771-9034 or email us using the contact form on this page to schedule a consultation with one of our doctors. We will work with you to restore your smile and improve your oral health.