Dentist offers dental crowns to repair and strengthen natural teeth

Dental Crown | Arlington, VAAt the practice of Dr. Danine Fresch Gray in Arlington, VA, patients in the community are welcome to ask about many restorative procedures available for patient consideration. There are many situations which may arise in which dental crowns may be used. Understanding how dental crowns are created and utilized will help patients determine if they can benefit from this or other restorative procedures.

What is a dental crown?

Dr. Danine Fresch Gray describes the dental crown as a porcelain “cap” that is custom-made and bonded on to the top of a tooth to provide coverage and protection. Crowns are also used over the abutment of a dental implant to replace missing teeth in a natural-looking manner. Because dental crowns are so versatile, they are a popular choice for patients in the community seeking ways to repair their teeth from damage.

Who is a candidate for a dental crown?

Most patients who have broken, weak, or lost teeth may benefit from a dental crown. It is a common dental restoration that is used in general, cosmetic, and restorative dentistry. It is made from a biocompatible material such as porcelain to ensure that it is safe and appropriate for the smile.

Do dental crowns look natural?

Because Dr. Danine Fresch Gray uses a quality ceramist and laboratory for her dental restorations, patients can rest easy that the repairs made to the smile will be aesthetic. Dental crowns are fabricated from porcelain, which mimic the natural look of tooth enamel. When dental crowns are sent off for creation, the dentist will include instructions in regards to the color, shape, and size of the final restoration to ensure that it blends with the patient’s existing teeth.

Do you believe your smile will benefit from a dental crown?

Our team encourages patients to connect with Dr. Danine Fresch Gray of Arlington, VA to discuss the need for restorative dentistry, including dental crowns. Our practice is located at 2700 Clarendon Boulevard and can be reached for an appointment by calling (703) 525-5901. We encourage patients to take the time to connect with our staff to learn about dental crowns and other restorations readily available in the practice for new and existing patients.

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