How Dental Crowns Can Help Your Smile

By Bruce E. Hanley DDS
June 16, 2021
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry
Tags: dental crowns  

Dental crowns from your dentist in Arlington, VA, can restore your smile

How much do you know about dental crowns? If you are thinking of the bulky discolored dental crowns of yesteryear, think again! Today’s crowns are made of materials that are so lifelike, you won’t be able to tell them apart from your natural teeth.

Dr. Bruce Hanley in Arlington, VA, offers comprehensive dental care services, including dental crowns to help your smile.

The fact is, dental crowns help your smile in many ways. These are just a few of the advantages of dental crowns:

  • They provide superb protection; dental crowns cover the entire visible surfaces of your teeth, above the gumline. That means when you bite down on a dental crown, your tooth is protected from the extreme biting and shearing forces of chewing.
  • They provide natural-looking beauty; porcelain is a popular dental crown material, and it has unique properties. Porcelain reflects light. It also closely resembles natural tooth enamel. These two properties alone make your dental crown look virtually identical to a natural tooth.
  • They can replace old, bulky, leaking metal fillings, providing great protection and exquisite beauty. When you choose dental crowns to restore your smile, you will have a smile that is both stronger, and more beautiful.
  • They can strengthen teeth that are weakened by root canal therapy, severe decay, and other factors. When you choose dental crowns to restore your smile, you won’t have to worry about breaking a tooth.

You can choose from a full porcelain crown, which offers strength and amazing beauty, but sometimes you need more strength, especially for back teeth. For back teeth, a porcelain-fused-to-metal, or PFM crown, is often recommended because it combines the strength of a metal foundation with the beauty of porcelain.

Dental crowns can give you the smile you deserve, a strong, beautiful smile! To find out more about how dental crowns can help your smile, talk with an expert. Call Dr. Bruce Hanley in Arlington, VA, at (703) 524-7100. Call now!