Damaging your tooth with an injury or decay doesn’t mean you need to lose it altogether. At Dental Group of Tysons, you can get durable dental crowns from Dr. Nahlah, DDS, MS, AFAAID, FICOI, FACP, and his team. To learn more about different types of crowns and how they can preserve your teeth, call the McLean, Virginia, office or book your appointment online today.
Crowns are custom covers or caps that attach to your teeth to protect and strengthen them. They can also improve the look of a tooth that doesn’t fit in well with the rest of your smile.
Your crown can be created with materials such as:
Some materials are matched to your tooth color while others, like metals, are preferable because of their strength, durability, and unique appearance.
Dr. Nahlah can give you a full list of benefits of each type of crown and help you choose the best material for your tooth.
There are a number of reasons why Dr. Nahlah may recommend that you get a crown. Crowns can:
Some crowns are placed for cosmetic reasons only, while others improve your mouth’s functioning. As long as you take good care of them, your crowns can last for the rest of your life.
Even though they’re strong and sturdy, crowns can break from time to time. Furthermore, your teeth with crowns can still get cavities. To avoid complications like these, you should:
With these steps and proper aftercare when your crown is placed, you can avoid pricey repairs and further dental work.
Some breaks are unavoidable. Your crowns can break after a blow to the face, biting down on something hard, or with normal wear and tear.
If your crown chips, cracks, or falls off, you should call Dr. Nahlah right away. If it comes loose, pull it off your tooth and take it out of your mouth to avoid swallowing it.
If you need protective and sturdy crowns for compromised teeth, call Dental Group of Tysons or book your appointment online today.