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A dental crown is a tooth-like cap. It improves the integrity of an affected tooth. The most common reason that crowns are used is for completely replacing a tooth, such as in the case of a dental implant and abutment.
Crowns are made of porcelain, ceramic, metal alloys, acrylic and gold. Your dentist will recommend the most appropriate type to meet your individual needs. For instance, some patients need restorative treatment. Whereas, others need cosmetic. Find out your best option today!
Why might I need a dental crown?
Crowns offer restorative and cosmetic affect. This includes the following.
- Repair a worn down or broken tooth
- Repair and cover a tooth that has undergone root canal therapy
- Replace a tooth as part of a bridge
- For use with a dental implant
- To cover poorly shaped or discolored teeth
- For repairing or protecting a tooth with a significant amount of decay
Porcelain Fused-to-Metal (PFM)
This is the most commonly used, which can be matched to the color of your surrounding teeth. In general, PFM crowns are known for being extremely strong and durable, with a nice appearance and a reasonable price.
CEREC is a modern type of technology producing custom crowns right at the dentist’s office. In short, the system relies upon the use of 3D imaging software for the creation of a digital crown model, which allows for the creation of a restoration based upon those precise specifications. Also, CEREC crowns are produced in the office.
Full Porcelain or Ceramic
In short, full porcelain or ceramic offer the most natural appearance and make a great choice for anyone allergic to metal. One drawback is that these crowns typically cost more and are not as strong as the PFM variety.
This is the strongest type available, offering a nice cosmetic appearance that is similar to full porcelain or ceramic. Also, Zirconia is the most expensive type. However, these crowns are durable. Is this your best choice? Find out today!
Book Your Appointment Today
Overall, a dental crown is a great restorative option. If you have a worn or weak tooth, seek treatment. Our dentist has several years of experience. Contact Reston Modern Dentistry to schedule your appointment today! New patients are welcome. Moreover, we offer an array of dental services including restorative and cosmetic. Call today!