crownsAs one of the most common methods of tooth restoration, your Dulles dentist may have recommended a root canal and crown treatment to save your ailing molars. Crowns are a cosmetic restoration most often used to improve the shape of, and strengthen teeth that are broken, worn, or have portions destroyed by tooth decay.

Many Dulles dental patients prefer crowns to silver amalgam fillings.

Traditional fillings require that metal be applied directly into your mouth, but the same is not true for the alternative. A crown is fabricated from a mold of your mouth; crowns are created in a lab from your unique tooth impression and sculpted so that the wearer’s bite and jaw movements function normally. Usually made of porcelain, many dental patients prefer crowns to traditional fillings because they are designed to mimic the appearance and strength of teeth.

Crowns are most often used to save adult teeth, but your Loudoun Dental Associates dentist may consider placing a crown over a child’s primary (or baby) tooth in order to:

  • Save a tooth so decayed it can’t support a filling
  • Protect the teeth of a child at high risk for tooth decay
  • Decrease the rate at which general anesthesia may be necessary for children unable because of age, behavior, or medical history to fully cooperate with the requirements of proper dental care.

Learn more about crown treatment available at Loudoun Dental Associates.

Give us a call, at (703) 621-4751.