Dental Crowns in Great Falls, VA
A dental crown can restore the shape of a tooth while strengthening and protecting your surrounding teeth. Dr. Dahman has completed almost two thousands restorative procedures, including crowns and uses crowns bridges and implants to strengthen and replace teeth when most fitting for his patients.
Needing a dental crown shouldn't be something that causes fear or anxiety. It’s actually a simple procedure and is typically be made completely painless using only regular anesthetic. With Dr. Dahman’s superior breadth skill and experience in restorative dentistry, this restorative dental treatment is typically made completely painless using only regular anesthetic.
What to expect when getting a dental crown
Getting a crown shouldn’t hurt. Traditional dental crowns are designed to support the root structure of a natural tooth. Most often, Dr. Dahman chooses to utilize a dental crowns when he finds highly visible parts of a tooth are no longer. Proper use of a crown allows Dr. Dahman to treat the decay, while maintaining the natural tooth’s structure and root system.
Dr. Dahman will start by treating damaged areas of the tooth, and shaping the tooth structure so a cap can be placed over it. An impression of your tooth will be taken and a dental crown will be fabricated from a very strong ceramic that matches your tooth color, size and shape.
Your new crown is then fitted over your existing tooth and will look completely natural. When Dr. Dahman places a crown, his experience enable him to place it in such a way that the edges go slightly underneath the gum line. This makes them look just like your natural teeth.
Can I get a crown if I'm missing a tooth?
Yes, you can get a dental crown to repair a missing tooth! When a tooth is lost or needs to be removed, Dr. Dahman can use a dental bridge consisting of a minimum of three dental crowns. Two are placed on healthy teeth with the third in the middle to “bridge” the gap caused by your missing tooth.
A dental bridge can often be a good alternative to dentures since it also strengthens existing teeth in a way that can prolong their life.
Are the tooth caps used for dental implants the same as a normal dental crown?
When a tooth is missing, and a bridge isn’t the best option, you could still get a dental crown to cap a dental implant. While fabricated out of much the same su[er strong ceramic material, an implant crown will have a different abutment, or connector, that Dr. Dahman will use to connect the crown to your dental implant.
Care for your dental crown
Caring for it is easy. Same as your other teeth, use proper oral care at home by brushing, flossing and visiting Great Falls Dentistry for regular checkups. Once your crown is placed, whether it be on your tooth, by using a bridge, or to cap an implant, Dr. Dahman will provide you with personalized instructions based on your individual case.
In the end, you’ll have your eating functions restored. You’ll be smiling bigger and with more confidence. Best of all, you won’t ever have to worry about your crown falling out because once it’s fitted, it’s permanent bonded to strengthen and support your tooth.
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