Crowns Specialist

Smile Dental Clinic

Family Dentistry & Cosmetic Dentistry located in Falls Church, VA & Herndon, VA

Tens of millions of Americans opt for dental crowns to improve damaged teeth or replace missing teeth. At Smiles Dental Clinic in Falls Church and Herndon, Virginia, Farah Ahmad, DDS, and Saira Ahmad, DDS, provide custom-made crowns for patients. These restorations fit snugly and address personalized cosmetic and oral health needs, including chips, cracks, discoloration, and gaps. To learn more about crowns and how they work, call the office or schedule a consultation online today.

Crowns Q & A

What are crowns?

Crowns are protective caps that either help restore damaged teeth or outright replace missing teeth. They’re tooth-colored and match the shape and size of natural teeth. 

Crowns are often used to protect or improve the appearance and function of: 

  • Chipped teeth
  • Cracked teeth
  • Teeth susceptible to fracture
  • Discolored teeth
  • Teeth that have undergone a root canal

The use of crowns can totally revamp your smile and oral health. They’re versatile, sturdy, and extremely natural-looking. 

How does the process of getting a crown work?

At most dental offices, you generally need to come in for at least two visits to the office. At Smile Dental Clinic, the team uses cutting-edge technology to produce same-day, high-quality porcelain crowns. 

First, your dentist prepares your tooth for your crown. They begin by numbing your tooth so that the procedure remains comfortable. Then, they shape the tooth delicately using precise dental instruments so that the crown fit snugly.

Using detailed digital scans of your affected tooth, the team produces your new crown on the spot. Your crown will be made of durable porcelain and your Smile Dental Clinic dentist will bond it onto your tooth with a special adhesive once it’s ready. 

Crowns can also be attached to dental implants to replace missing teeth. 

What are the benefits of crowns?

Damaged or missing teeth don’t function properly and put you at risk for oral health problems.  Both crowns help restore the function of your teeth and improve your chewing, speech, and digestion. They can prevent harmful tooth-shifting into empty spaces or protect damaged teeth from further decay. 

Also, crowns can drastically enhance your appearance. They’re extremely natural-looking, filling gaps in your smile and blending in naturally with your existing teeth. 

How long do crowns last?

Porcelain crowns can last anywhere from 5-15 years, depending on how well you care for them. Maintain good oral hygiene and treat your restoration as you would natural teeth. That means brushing and flossing regularly and keeping up with your professional dental exams and cleanings at Smile Dental Clinic. This will help ensure your crown lasts a long time. 

To schedule a consultation at the office, call or book an appointment online today.