January 1, 2017
The older you get, the more likely it is that you have chipped or damaged teeth. Thankfully, you can call our Fairfax, VA dental office today at 703-552-2530 and schedule an appointment for dental crowns. These restorative dentistry treatments will both repair and beautify your teeth. Dental crowns can even relieve pain.
Dental crowns are caps that fit snugly over your existing teeth. Each crown is made to order. Your crowns will be crafted to look like healthy version of the teeth they will cover. Dr. Ki has helped many people over the years with dental crowns. She has the experience to match her training.
With a dental crown, you can fix problems such as:
- Worn enamel
- Irregular shapes
- Stains (surface and intrinsic)
That’s why you need to call Dr. Laura Ki today and schedule an appointment. Those problems will not go away on their own. In fact, damage like chips and cracks often get worse over time. That’s because you need to keep using their damaged teeth to chew up your food. The pressure from chewing can easily make damaged spots worse.
How Dental Crowns Repair And Beautify
Here are several ways dental crowns can repair your teeth while making them look great at the same time.
Repairing a cavity that grew too big for a normal filling.
The bacteria behind tooth decay do not take a break. The cavities they create will keep growing larger until Dr. Ki can remove the bacteria and fill it in. The problem? Enamel has no nerve endings. That means you can have a vacity growing bigger without realizing it.
If a cavity grows too big, a normal filling won’t work. There’s not enough healthy enamel for the filling to bond with, and it will just fall out. Thankfully, there is a better solution. Dental crowns can seal up tooth decay, preventing it from getting any worse. Plus, the dental crown will cover up such damage so no one sees it.
Call us today at 703-552-2530 to schedule a dental exam. Dr. Ki’s expertise allows her to catch your cavities while they are small. If it’s already too late for a filling, you can get a dental crown.
Strengthen a tooth weakened by an infection.
Those bacteria can cause a problem bigger thn tooth decay. If they get inside a tooth (if a cavity gets too deep, for example), they will infect the dental pulp there. You’ll find yourself with a bad toothache. Worse, it makes your enamel brittle and prone to serious problems like a fracture or broken tooth.
By calling our Fairfax, VA dental office today, you can strengthen such teeth with a dental crown. The infection will need to be removed, which requires a root canal. But after that, Dr. Ki can place a natural-looking dental crown atop your tooth. This makes it look great, but it also makes the tooth strong again.
Replace missing teeth with a dental bridge or dental implant.
Unfortunately, it’s not too rare to lose a tooth. Some are knocked out by a sports injury or similar accidents. Others are removed because they’re too infected or damaged to keep. Regardless of why, you need to replace any missing teeth. Not only does your smile look unusual without all of your teeth, it’s not healthy.
Dr. Laura Ki has two ways to replace a missing tooth with dental crowns: dental bridges and dental implants.
- Dental bridges actually use three crowns. Two are placed over the teeth on either side of the space. The third is the replacement tooth itself. The replacement is bonded to the other two dental crowns, holding it firmly in place.
- Dental implants use an artificial root implanted in your jawbone. A dental crown again serves as a replacement tooth. Here, it’s connected to that artificial root.
Both dental restorations will give you back a full smile.
Call us today at 703-552-2530 and make an appointment for dental crowns. You can also request an appointment online. Whether you need to replace a tooth or strengthen a damaged one, dental crowns will work. They’ll also hide damage and help your smile look much better.