3 Key Benefits of Dental Crowns

dental crowns herndonDental crowns are customized to meet your unique needs. Restorative dentist Dr. Mark Jefferies works with you to create natural looking, long lasting dental crowns that blend seamlessly with your existing teeth. As an experienced restorative dentist in Herndon, VA, Dr. Jefferies offers unmatched patient care and high-quality restorations to improve the function and health of your smile. Learn more about the benefits of dental crowns and how they can restore a healthy, beautiful smile.

1. Dental crowns reduce pain

Dr. Jefferies often uses dental crowns to complete a restorative treatment, repairing damage to a tooth’s enamel or structure. If you suffer from extensive decay, an infection of a tooth’s root, or injury to your tooth enamel such as a fracture, chip, or break, you may feel pain when you eat or drink. If the issue is severe enough, you may have constant discomfort. A dental crown can protect your tooth against further damage while also reducing sensitivity.

2. Crowns can restore your smile for a long time

Dental crowns are mainly intended to restore teeth to health and relieve dental discomfort, but they also offer numerous cosmetic benefits. Because they fit over the existing tooth, they can instantly correct discoloration, staining, misshapen teeth, crookedness, chips, cracks, fractures, and more. Therefore, they can be used to correct some purely cosmetic issues, much like porcelain veneers cosmetic bonding. With conscientious oral hygiene, your dental crowns can last for 15, 20, or even 30 years or more.

3. Dental crowns are custom-made for each patient and it’s a simple procedure

You might think that getting dental crowns is a complicated or intense procedure. In reality, this treatment is minimally invasive and relatively straightforward. Once your enamel is cleaned and the damaged parts healthy or removed, Dr. Jefferies will shape your tooth so that it can securely hold a crown. Next, he will take a mold of your tooth so it matches the shape, size, and hue of your natural teeth and send it to a dental laboratory. This process will usually take about two weeks. You will be given a temporary crown in the meantime. When it’s ready, Dr. Jefferies will place it over your prepared tooth and it will be held in place with a strong bonding cement.

Enjoy the Benefits of Dental Crowns

Request an appointment online or call us at (703) 570-1152 to schedule a dental crowns consultation in Herndon, VA.