Dental crowns (caps) cover the entire tooth to provide protection to that tooth. There are several reasons why we will place a crown. For example, we often use them on cracked teeth, on over-restored teeth (big fillings), and on teeth that have had root canal treatment. One thing all of these have in common is that a filling alone just will not work.
We can make dental crowns of all-ceramic, porcelain fused to metal, or all metal. These days, we mostly use all-ceramic materials that are very strong yet also very natural in appearance as they mimic the normal translucency of your teeth.
Dr. Wooddell would be happy to discuss which options are best for you. To find out more, visit us at our Annandale, VA dental office, located near INOVA Fairfax Hospital and convenient to Merrifield, Burke and Vienna, VA. To schedule an appointment, call 703.698.9698 or fill out the form to the right.