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5 Ways Dental Crowns Can Make You Smile

  • October 1, 2016

5 Ways Dental Crowns Can Make You Smile

Are your teeth chipped, cracked, or damaged? Dental crowns can help. Do you have stained teeth? Dental crowns can help there, too. Even if you have a missing tooth, a dental crown can help. Call us today at 703-552-2530 to schedule your next appointment for a dental crown.

Dental crowns are amazing. They are tooth-shaped caps colored to match your smile. They cover the visible part of your tooth. They can help by:

  • Repairing a cavity too big for a filling
  • Stop a tooth from fracturing open
  • Replace a tooth with a dental bridge or dental implant
  • Make a tooth look white and healthy
  • Protect a weak tooth from damage

What Dental Crowns Can Do For Your Smile

1. Dental crowns can save a tooth damaged by a large cavity.

When harmful bacteria grow unchecked in your mouth, you can get a cavity. These are small holes in your enamel. Normally, you get a filling to repair the damage. Fillings need to bond with healthy enamel. If your cavity grew too big, the filling might fall out. Worse, you could have a cavity and not even know it.

That’s why you need to call our Fairfax, VA dental office today. Dr. Ki can give you a thorough exam to spot cavities. If one has gotten too big for a filling, Dr. Ki can use a dental crown instead. This seals up the damage and stops it from getting worse. Your tooth is saved.

2. Dental crowns can hold together and repair a severely damaged tooth.

It’s impossible to prevent all accidents from happening. Even if you wear a mouthguard for sports and take care of your smile, you can still have an injury or accident that hurts your teeth. Chips and cracks are one thing, but if they are severe, they could fracture your tooth wide open.

Call us immediately at 703-552-2530 to repair a damaged tooth with a dental crown. It covers the whole visible part of the tooth, sealing up damaged areas. Dr. Ki can place your crown carefully so it holds a fractured tooth together. This keeps it safe and prevents you from having pain when using it.

3. Dental crowns can be part of a dental bridge and replace a missing tooth.

When you are missing one of your teeth, you can have several problems. Your smile looks incomplete with that gap in it. You could have trouble eating or even pronouncing your words correctly. That’s why you need to replace it soon.

When you call us to make an appointment to replace that tooth, Dr. Ki can provide a dental bridge. This restorative dentistry treatment uses a dental crown as a replacement tooth. No surgery is required. You get that missing tooth replaced so you can avoid those problems.

4. Dental crowns can replace a missing tooth as part of a dental implant as well.

Dental bridges are great, but there is a longer-lasting and healthier option: the dental implant. This still uses a dental crown. It’s attached to a titanium root that Dr. Ki would surgically place in your jawbone. This mimics how real teeth work. That’s why it’s so durable. Dental implants also help keep your jawbone healthy.

That’s why you need to call our Fairfax, VA dental office today. The sooner you get a dental implant, the less deterioration there will be in your jawbone. After Dr. Ki places the dental implant, you’ll have a whole smile once again.

5. Dental crowns can cover dark and intrinsic stains on a tooth.

Your enamel is hard to stain, but it does happen. Intrinsic stains can be caused by damage or prescription drugs. Since these stains are deep inside a tooth, teeth whitening cannot help. You can also stain your teeth with coffee, wine, or any dark foods and drinks.

By calling us today at 703-552-2530, you can hide those stains with a dental crown. Once you come in for your appointment, Dr. Ki can measure your teeth and have a dental crown made that will cover over all stains. Your tooth will look healthy again.

6. Dental crowns can protect teeth weakened by bruxism.

Some people grind their teeth unconsciously with a condition known as bruxism. When stressed, you can grind your teeth as well. All of this grinding can wear down your enamel in spots. That weakens your teeth. You’re more likely to get cavities or chips on those weak spots.

When you call our Fairfax, VA office today, you are one step closer to protecting those weak teeth. Prevention is better than repairing damage, which is why Dr. Ki can place a dental crown over any teeth weakened by bruxism.

Call us TODAY at 703-552-2530. Dr. Ki can repair and beautify your teeth with dental crowns, but not until you make a new appointment.

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