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Understanding Dental Crowns

Crowns are able to restore teeth to their natural luster after decay, a missing filling or damage to the tooth that otherwise prevents the tooth from being repaired in the patient’s mouth. Generally speaking, a crown is a covering that protects a tooth from decay or damage. It is placed directly over the damaged tooth itself to preserve the tooth root. This is done as an alternative to extractions. With the help of dental crowns, a cosmetic dentist can preserve the teeth and protect a patient’s smile as well. They help patients to preserve a natural-looking smile longer and in a more natural way. Dental crowns are made of a high-quality porcelain material that looks and feels like a natural tooth. No one will be able to tell it is a dental crown in the mouth. Eating, drinking, speaking, brushing and flossing all will feel normal with dental crowns in place too. These crowns are custom made to fit each tooth properly and for the proper occlusion in the patient’s mouth.

About the Crown Procedure

The dentist is often able to make crowns right in the office. To do this, a mold or impression is made of the natural tooth in the patient’s mouth. Using this mold, a customized permanent crown is made. Before the crown is placed, the dentist will have to prepare the tooth. The decay will be cleaned out in order that the tooth is protected, and the remaining tooth is adjustment to allow the crown can fit comfortably. While the permanent crown is being made, a temporary crown is placed in the mouth. When the permanent crown is ready, the temporary is removed and the permanent one is placed into the mouth to restore the smile.

Schedule an Appointment with a Cosmetic Dentist Today

When you’re interested in learning more about dental crowns, and want to have your teeth repaired in a way to showcase the natural luster of your teeth again, just call Cochran Family Dental to schedule an appointment with a Leesburg, VA cosmetic dentist. We serve the cities of Leesburg, Ashburn and Purcellville. Our dental office provides comprehensive dental care services. We can inform you on all of the available cosmetic dentistry procedures including dental crowns and help you to determine which one would benefit your oral health and your smile goals the most. Call our dental office today to schedule your appointment at 703-771-9034.