Do you have a cracked or fractured tooth? Are your worn or weakened teeth affecting your bite? Tooth crowns are dental restorations that can help add strength and structure to eroded, worn, broken, and otherwise injured teeth. Dental crowns are porcelain ceramic caps that can address dental injuries and cover implants and other restorations. At Smiles by Mia, we offer professional treatment with dental crowns in Burke, VA. Lead dentist Dr. Mia works with patients to find the best options for their dental problems.
Dental Crown Treatment in Burke, VA
Our dental office provides porcelain ceramic dental crowns. Because these crowns are porcelain ceramic, they easily blend in with the appearance of natural teeth. Once we find which teeth require crowns, we take x-rays and scans of patients’ teeth. We use these scans to create a digital image of the smile. Then, we send these scans to create customized crowns.
We will apply temporary crowns while lab technicians create the permanent crowns. Once the crowns are complete, we remove the temporary crowns. Then, we apply cement to stabilize the crowns in the mouth. After treatment, you may experience pain and sensitivity. Take your medications as prescribed. Avoid eating chewy, sticky, or hard foods as this can damage your new crowns. When you clean your crowns, do not pull the floss up. Floss through your teeth. You can read more post-op instructions for dental crowns here.
Dental Crown FAQs
Discover more about dental crowns and similar treatments with answers to these commonly asked questions.
What are inlays and onlays?
Known as partial crowns, inlays, and onlays offer protection on the chewing surface of teeth. Inlays cover the space between the tooth cusps or sides. Onlays cover the top of the tooth. Like dental crowns, inlays and onlays are separate pieces we apply to teeth. Additionally, inlays and onlays are typically made of composite material.
Do I need a dental crown after a root canal?
We often recommend crowns for patients who have eroded or weakened teeth due to tooth decay. Because of this, we will create dental crowns for patients if they need extra support after root canal treatment. Crowns create more balanced bites for patients with highly damaged or worn teeth.
How long do dental crowns last?
Typically, dental crowns last 15 or more years. However, the way patients care for their crowns impact their life. Tooth crowns can last as many as 25 to 30 years if patients follow post-op instructions and continue to take care of their smiles. Patients must continue brushing and flossing their crowns and using non-abrasive toothpaste for the best results. Avoiding hard, sticky, or crunchy foods directly after treatment will help prevent damage or pain at the treatment site.
Schedule a Dental Appointment
Do you need to cover a cracked or worn tooth? Are you interested in tooth-colored dental crowns? You can request a dental consultation with the dentists at Smiles by Mia online or call (571) 789-1265. If you have more questions about dental crowns, let us know, and we will be happy to help.