Dental Crowns & How They Can Help Your Smile

By Bruce E. Hanley DDS
May 08, 2020
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: dental crowns  

There are many reasons this versatile restoration is placed. Could you benefit from a dental crown?

Whether you are dealing with severe discolorations, a cracked tooth, or an infected dental pulp, our Arlington, VA, dentist, Dr. Bruce Hanley, may recommend a dental crown to correct the problem and restore your oral health. Here are the top three reasons why dentists utilize these treatments:

They Strengthen Damaged Teeth

Yes, teeth are incredibly strong; however, this doesn’t mean that traumatic injuries, infections, or decay can’t weaken them or cause them to crack, chip, or fracture. When these issues occur, it’s important that you see a dentist right away. Whether you damaged a tooth while playing sports or you have an infection that requires root canal therapy, this tooth-shaped cap will more than likely be placed over the tooth after treatment to preserve what’s left of your tooth’s natural structure.

They Restore Chewing and Functionality

If you have a tooth that is already cracked or damaged, the worst thing you could do is ignore the problem. After all, a damaged tooth won’t be able to take on the same force and pressure from your jaws as healthy teeth. This is why it’s important for our Arlington, VA, general dentist to be able to place a dental crown over the tooth so that you can go on enjoying all of your favorite foods without incurring further and more severe dental damage.

They Conceal Imperfections

While dental crowns are most often used for restorative purposes, this doesn’t mean that this restoration doesn’t also offer cosmetic benefits as well. Dr. Hanley and his team pride themselves on creating incredibly durable and realistic restorations that blend right in with the rest of your smile. This means that we can create a crown that hides imperfections, reshapes an oddly shaped tooth, and covers stains for a whiter and more symmetrical smile.

Due to the pandemic, we are temporarily limiting our office hours. While we will not be providing routine checkups and dental care at this time, Dr. Hanley and his dental team are still here to provide emergency dental care if you are dealing with a serious issue that requires immediate attention. For all dental emergencies please call our Arlington, VA, office at (703) 524-7100.