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By Reston Family & Cosmetic Dentistry
July 15, 2016
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Dental Implants  

Crowns are a common dental restoration. If you've been told by Dr. Monica Neshat or Dr. Joy Jang, dentists at Reston Family & dental crownsCosmetic Dentistry in Reston, Virginia, that you need a crown, you may wonder why. Several dental situations can necessitate a crown from your Reston dentist, although they all have the same goal: to extend the functional and aesthetic life of a natural tooth. Here are some of the reasons why our patients need crowns.

Combating damage, loss and decay

If decay on a tooth has gone unnoticed or untreated, it can weaken the visible structure to the point where a dental crown is needed to stabilize it after the decay is removed by your Reston dentist. A tooth that needs a root canal experiences the same kind of structural breakdown; a crown reinforces the top portion after the damaged inner tissues have been cleared away. If your Reston dentist determines that a missing tooth can be replaced by a dental bridge, the teeth on either side of the empty space will receive crowns to give them extra support for the bridge that will be placed between them.

Enhancing appearance

Depending on diet, age and genetics, some teeth can become worn down. This is especially true of molars. A dental crown helps to build that surface back up so the tooth can continue to be functional and the subsequent wear can be evenly distributed. A tooth that has a section broken off could also need a crown to restore its shape and smooth out its edges. Teeth that are discolored and cannot be treated with conventional whitening methods can be "made over" with crowns; the color can be customized to your preferences.

Dental crowns provide a long-lasting and attractive way to keep your teeth healthy. For more information, contact Reston Family & Cosmetic Dentistry for an appointment!

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