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Dental Crowns in Vienna, VA

Modern dental restorations have come a long way in the last couple of decades with many options for a patient to consider when replacing and restoring teeth. The dentist uses dental crowns to replace lost or decayed teeth. These commonly performed procedures give our patients the most satisfactory results and Dr. Ellenbogen will work with you to determine which treatment options and materials will best suit your needs. You do not have to suffer with a lasting toothache! Instead call our Vienna, VA dental office today for an evaluation.

Most Common Reasons Our Patients Need Crowns

Dental Crowns

Dental crowns are durable and functional caps that cover an entire upper portion of the tooth, the part you see above the gum line. The dentist relies on these types of treatments to restore biting and chewing power while also looking like a completely natural tooth. Dental crowns repair fractured or severely decayed teeth because we can save more of the natural tooth structure. Dental crowns are made of porcelain, gold alloy, metal alloys, resins, steel, or a combination of these materials. They can be temporary or permanent, and as part of a bridge, dental implant, or a standalone crown. Since they are uniquely made in a dental lab from a mold of your own mouth, they will fit seamlessly with the rest of your smile.

What Materials are Used for Dental Crowns?

We use a number of high quality materials to craft dental restorations including:

What is the Treatment for Crowns?

The procedure for dental crown restorations can take two to three appointments depending on your unique needs. First Dr. Ellenbogen will evaluate your smile and take both images and X-rays. Then, he will use sedation dentistry and local anesthesia to make sure you are comfortable during treatment. Next, he will prepare your teeth to receive the restoration. This might involve extraction of any decayed or damaged teeth that cannot be saved. He will eliminate decay, clean the area, and cut down some of the natural tooth structure, shaping it to make room for the crowns. Then, the dentist takes impressions of your teeth and molds to send to the dental lab, where they will fabricate your restoration. On your next visit, Dr. Ellenbogen will remove any temporary fittings and check the color and fit of your new crown. If everything is in order, he will numb the area and permanently cement your new crown or bridge in place.

Benefits of Dental Crowns

How Long do Crowns Last?

For the most part, any dental restoration will last between five and 15 years. These dental restorations match the natural form and function as much as possible and are meant to stay in place for some time. Ideally, these would be permanent restorations like dental implants. Unfortunately, most people subject their teeth to a lot of wear and tear. If you accidentally damage your crowns, they might require a replacement. If you practice proper oral hygiene and visit the dentist regularly, you can expect your crowns to last even longer. Some common problems to watch for include:

To care for your dental crowns, treat them like you would any other tooth. This means daily flossing and brushing at least twice a day. You should visit your dentist twice a year for exams and professional cleanings.  During these routine appointments, Dr. Ellenbogen will check on the restorations and make sure no damage or loosening has occurred.

Getting Crowns from Dr. Ellenbogen

If you have a seriously damaged tooth or missing teeth, you may need crowns to restore the full function and beauty of your teeth. In our office in Vienna, VA, we strive to provide only the most effective and advanced treatments for all patients. These dental restorations are uniquely crafted to match the size, shape, and color of your natural teeth. All appointments run as smoothly and efficiently as possible with our sedation techniques, anesthesia, and advanced technology.

You do not have to keep living with a gap in your smile or a painful toothache. You deserve the best!

If you are thinking about getting crowns or bridges, contact us today at (703) 734-1095 to schedule an appointment. We are ready to answer any questions you might have and in no time, we develop a treatment plan to best suit your needs.