When Are Dental Crowns Needed?
By George A. Solier, DDS, LTD
April 27, 2017
Category: Dental Procedures

How a dental crown from your Alexandria dentist can help your smiledental crowns

If you had a badly decayed or damaged tooth, dental crowns can be used to restore the look and function of your tooth! Dr. George Solier in Alexandria, VA, wants to share his knowledge of when you might need a dental crown.

You might need a crown to replace an old filling, or if your tooth has sustained too much decay to be restored with a filling. A dental crown is a much stronger solution to restore the strength of your tooth. That’s because a crown covers the entire visible surface of your tooth, protecting it from breaking. When you bite down, the weight is evenly distributed across your tooth.

There are other reasons why you might need a crown. Dental crowns are the treatment-of-choice if you have teeth that are:

  • Heavily damaged due to trauma
  • Badly decayed due to diet
  • Severely broken or chipped due to aging

You may also want dental crowns for cosmetic reasons if you have teeth that are:

  • Poorly shaped due to genetics
  • Heavily discolored due to medications
  • Badly stained due to lifestyle

Dental crowns can give you a more uniform, harmonious smile. They can take your smile from dull to dazzling, but that’s not all! Crowns restore the strength of your smile and the health of your teeth so you can eat the foods you love.

You can choose from several materials for your crown:

  • Porcelain-fused-to-metal, which combines both strength and beauty
  • Full porcelain, which is the most natural-looking and beautiful

Dental crowns are a long-lasting solution to give you back your smile. If you have badly damaged teeth, dental crowns can make your teeth strong again. For more information about when you might need a dental crown, call Dr. Solier in Alexandria, VA. Call today and get started on your strong, new smile!


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