Do you have a damaged or injured tooth that requires dental care? Are you looking for a natural-looking dental restoration?
Dr. Matthew Gerald provides the benefits of dental crown treatment in his Vienna, VA dental office. Dental crowns are ceramic or porcelain tooth caps that cover stained, chipped, cracked, worn, and weak teeth. Tooth crowns may also cap off dental implants, or prosthetic teeth. As a restorative dental treatment, dental crowns revitalize the look and function of patient’s smiles. They are long-lasting and can help preserve the natural bite when a damaged or decayed tooth is causing issues.
Am I a Candidate For Dental Crowns?
The majority of our patients are good candidates for dental crown treatment. This is because Dr. Gerald and his dental team can treat problems like tooth loss or gum disease beforehand. Dental implants that are capped off by crowns require a sufficient amount of bone tissue for support. Implants fuse with the bone tissue to create functional restorations for missing teeth. We may also provide bone and tissue grafting to ensure that the tooth implants and crowns are stable. We will work with you to discover which treatments you need in order to receive your dental crowns or crown-capped implants.
The Benefits of Dental Crowns
Dental crowns offer a variety of benefits to patients. Tooth crowns:
- Restore the natural look of your teeth
- Provide long-lasting treatment
- Strengthen weakened teeth
- Blend in with the shade of other teeth
- Protect teeth from further damage
- Brighten the smile
Please contact our office if you have stubborn tooth stains or worn teeth that require extra support. Dr. Gerald and his professional dental team offer custom treatment for dental crowns to ensure the best end result.
Dental Crown Treatment
Dr. Gerald can create a treatment plan tailored to their dental concerns. If you are receiving a single dental implant or an implant restoration for missing teeth, we will wait until your mouth fully heals and then cap them off with crowns. For single or many damaged or stained teeth, your dentist will take dental impressions and send them to a dental lab. The lab will fabricate the crowns from porcelain ceramic using your exact measurements. Once the crowns are complete, we will make sure that they feel comfortable and fit well.
What are Inlays and Onlays?
Although they are similar to dental crowns and tooth fillings, inlays and onlays cover different areas of the tooth. Inlays fill in the area between the tooth cusps or raised sides of the teeth. Onlays are sometimes called partial crowns because they cover the tooth cusps. However, they do not cover the whole tooth. Like crowns, inlays and onlays are made of porcelain ceramic. Because of this, they easily blend in with the rest of the smile and offer durability to the surface of the treated tooth.
Request a Dental Consultation
Do you need to address tooth damage or discoloration? Try dental crowns. Schedule a dental appointment today on our website. You may also call our Vienna office at (703) 721-4796. Dr. Gerald sees patients from Northern Virginia, Oakton, Fairfax, and Falls Church.