What is a dental crown?
A dental crown is an artificial cap placed over a natural tooth to protect a damaged or injured area. On a natural tooth, the crown is the visible portion above the gum line.
Artificial crowns are used to restore appearance and function to a tooth whose structure has been compromised. Dental crowns can strengthen teeth and provide support where there otherwise would be none. Crowns are considered strong dental restorations that typically prevent further breakdown.
Artificial crowns mimic the look of our teeth's natural crowns. Crowns are typically manufactured in a dental lab and can be made from a variety of materials including porcelain, composite resin, ceramics, or metal alloys.
Because crowns are visible when you smile and speak, it is important that they blend in with the other teeth in your mouth. Dental labs have the ability to customize the color and size of artificial crowns to create a natural look. Thanks to the discreet appearance of crowns, you will likely be the only one who ever knows they're there.
Dr. Mohamed Elnahass treats many patients at our Fredericksburg, VA dental office using dental crowns. If you think crowns might be right for your smile, give us a call today!
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