About Dental Crowns
There are different reasons for undergoing a procedure for dental crowns – having a weak tooth, having a cracked tooth, restoring the broken tooth, having discolored tooth or undergoing the procedure for cosmetic reasons. There are different types of crowns that can be used for the procedure which includes stainless steel, porcelain, and resin. However, the dentists at our office in Loudoun County in Leesburg, VA recommend porcelain dental crown. Porcelain provides natural color match and it is also suitable for the people who have metal allergies. Notably, all the porcelain crowns can be used for the back and front teeth.
One of the serious issues in oral health is the tooth decay which should not be overlooked. Supporting and covering a broken or a weak tooth with a dental crown can not only make your tooth stronger. But it would also beautify your smile. A dental crown is used to restore a tooth decay, attaching a bridge or covering a poorly shaped or discolored teeth.
At our dental office in Leesburg, the dental crowns are made with the superior quality porcelain which perfectly reflects the natural translucence of your teeth. We not only preserve your teeth with our dental crown treatment. We also aim to protect your beautiful smile which helps you to enjoy a full natural smile longer than ever.
The dentists at our office in Leesburg specialize in cosmetic dentistry , and have expertise in porcelain dental crowns. These porcelain dental crowns look and feel absolutely natural. No one will be able to identify whether you are wearing one of our dental crowns. Still, you would be able to enjoy your routine activities like speaking, eating and smiling more confidently than before. The porcelain dental crowns at Cardinal Park Family Dental Care in Leesburg are not only made to fit your teeth, but they are designed with excellence, tailored individually for our patients to provide them with impeccable comfort and occlusion.
How Are Dental Crowns Fitted?
Usually, there are two stages in the procedure of fitting the dental crowns. It requires one visit to the dentist for each stage. Before fitting the crown, it requires you to consult your dentist. The dentist will assess the condition of your roots of the teeth at first stage. While assessing your dental health, the dentist might also ask the medications you take or you might also be asked to stop some medication. Subsequently, the dentist will give you a local anesthetic before initiating the dental treatment for crown fitting. It requires cleaning the tooth and removing any signs of decay and reshaping it using a small drill. By reshaping the tooth to be capped, the dentist then designs the crown for you that snugly fits over.
After reshaping, the dentist will take an impression of your teeth using dental wax. This impression is then sent to the dental laboratory where it serves as a blueprint for your new dental crown. Until your crown gets ready, the dentist gives you a temporary crown to wear for 2 weeks. On your second visit, the dentist fits your new dental crown after removing the temporary crown.
The dentist makes the surface rough which helps the dental cement form a strong bond between the crown and the tooth. Then the dentist fits your new crown and checks its alignment. It also allows you to ensure whether it fits with your natural teeth. Once, you confirm the fitting, the dentist fixes the crown with the dental cement. When you leave our premises afterward, you will be able to walk with more confidence and a bright and beautiful smile.
Are Dental Crowns Permanent?
The dental crowns offer a variety of restorative benefits – offering functional strength, restoration of the shape of your teeth, and improvement of the appearance of the damaged tooth, restoring a chipped or cracked tooth. Most importantly, it protects the tooth from decay to preserve your beautiful smile. The dental excellence offered in Leesburg ensures that your tooth should not only be restored but they should also look natural.
How long a dental crown lasts last depends upon the habits of the subject receiving the dental crown. With a daily oral hygiene and semi-annual check-up, a dental crown can certainly last for years. However, it requires an individual to make efforts if they hope that their crown will last up to ten years or longer. It depends on a number of factors – the amount the crown is exposed to the biting and chewing forces, tooth grinding or accidental trauma.
Importantly, oral hygiene is also a significant factor which determines how well you keep your tooth free of dental plaque. For further details regarding dental hygiene, you can consult our dental office in Leesburg where our experts would help you to improve your dental hygiene. Plus, they would also ensure that you smile more confidently and more brightly.
How to Clean Dental Crowns
Cleaning a dental crown is of utmost importance which ensures the maximum duration of your crown over time. It is also vital to have meticulous hygiene to prevent from plaque, tartar, and bacteria affecting the tooth. Besides, brushing and keeping up with oral hygiene, it is also essential for the patient to visit the dentist for professional dental cleanings semi-annually. The dentists in our office at Cardinal Park Family Dental Care in Leesburg, provide exceptional dental cleaning services to their patients.
After placing your dental crown, you would definitely want to do anything to keep them as long as possible. To achieve this, our dentists in Leesburg recommend these simple tasks to clean your dental crowns:
- Cleaning your teeth after each meal
- Always use a brush or dental floss for cleaning
- Avoid using aggressive toothpaste and hard toothbrushes
- Use a soft toothbrush and soft toothpaste to protect crowns
- Avoid consumption of foods like tea, coffee, liquor and red wine which can stain your teeth
- Pay visits to the dentist for professional cleaning of the crown at least twice a year
This periodic dental cleaning performed by the dental hygienist or a dentist. It prevents from plaque and also preserves from the accumulation of tartar to keep the teeth healthy.
If you want to know more about dental hygiene or want to book an appointment for a professional cleaning; contact Cardinal Park Family Dental Care in Leesburg at 703-779-2296 where our dental experts would help you to improve your dental hygiene.