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By ALEXANDRIA SMILES DENTISTRY
December 31, 2020
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: dental crowns  

If your dentist has told you that you need a dental crown you may be wondering, “Why?” So, now seems like the perfect time for you to learn more about getting dental crowns from our Alexandria, VA, dentist Dr. Moutaz Abdeen and what they can do for your smile.
 

What is the purpose of dental crowns?
While there are many reasons why someone may benefit from a dental crown, the most common reason is that a crown can protect a tooth that is weak or damaged. While teeth are very durable, even enamel can become weak or damaged by decay or an injury. When this happens, a dental crown will be able to safeguard this tooth. Other reasons to get a dental crown include,

  • To cover a dental implant
  • To support a tooth that has severe decay
  • To cover a tooth with a large filling that can no longer fully support the tooth
  • To protect a cracked, weak or worn tooth
  • To reshape and malformed tooth
  • To improve the color of a severely discolored tooth
  • To hold a dental bridge in place over gaps in your smile
     

What is a crown made from?
These days, our Alexandria, VA, dental team knows how important it is to get crowns that look just like your natural teeth. This is why Dr. Abdeen only offers tooth-colored crowns and restorations made from ceramic or porcelain. Both of these materials are matched to the color of your teeth, so your crown is always the exact shade of your smile. Crowns are also custom made to fit over your tooth so we will need to take impressions of your smile beforehand.
 

How long do crowns last?
Did you know that you play a role in how long your dental restorations last? While crowns are incredibly durable, their longevity lies in how well you care for your new crown. With the proper oral care in place, it is possible for porcelain or ceramic crown to last anywhere from 7-15 years (or longer).

Our goal, as your Alexandria, VA, dentist, is to make sure that you get the beautiful dental crowns and restorations you need. From crowns to veneers, we offer it all here at Alexandria Smiles Dentistry. If you need a durable, natural dental crown to protect a damaged tooth, call us at (703) 671-0626 to schedule an immediate evaluation.

By ALEXANDRIA SMILES DENTISTRY
June 10, 2019
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: dental crowns  

Even with the best oral hygiene practices and dental care, teeth are constantly vulnerable to trauma and wear tear on account of dental-crownseverything from chewing food, a teeth grinding habit, to the natural aging process. From moderate cosmetic damage to tooth loss, dental crowns are one of the most effective and durable restorations available. Dr. Moutaz Abdeen, a dentist in Alexandria, VA, offers dental crowns and other restorative and cosmetic dentistry services to improve your smile and oral health.

Get a New and Improved Smile with Dental Crowns in Alexandria, VA

A dental crown is designed to cover a badly decayed or damaged tooth that has lost a significant amount of surface due to tooth decay. A crown can also replace a lost tooth when it is attached to a bridge. Crowns are custom designed to look and function just like your natural teeth. One of the most common uses for a crown is extensive tooth decay, where a cavity is too large to be treated effectively with a standard dental filling.

Crowns can also be used to reinforce a weak or fractured tooth from further damage, or to improve the cosmetic appearance of a discolored or disfigured tooth. Also known as caps because they literally cover the remaining portion of a tooth, crowns are both a restorative and cosmetic solution to tooth loss. They also help to resolve many of the problems that result from tooth loss, like poor nutrition, slurred speech, and the social embarrassment and self esteem issues that many people experience after losing teeth.

Crowns typically require several trips to the dentist to complete, but you can get a temporary crown to wear until your custom crowns are ready. With proper oral hygiene and follow up dental care, the average dental crown can last from five to ten years, often much longer.

Find a Dentist in in Alexandria, VA

For more information about dental crowns and other cosmetic dentistry procedures to improve your smile and oral health, contact Alexandria Smiles Dentistry by calling (703) 671-0626 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Abdeen.

By ALEXANDRIA SMILES DENTISTRY
May 10, 2018
Category: Dental Procedures

As one of the first things that people see when they look at us, we are constantly being judged on the quality of our smile. Even if your dental crownsteeth and gums are relatively healthy, chipped, unevenly spaced, crooked, or stained teeth can hurt your reputation and make a negative first impression. A damaged smile can also damage self-esteem and personal confidence. Studies have shown that fixing damaged teeth is usually at the top of the list of things people say they would like to change most about their appearance if given the chance. Dental crowns are one of the most versatile and affordable options available to fix a number of cosmetic and general dentistry problems. Dr. Moutaz Abdeen, a dentist in Alexandria, VA, offers dental crowns and a range of cosmetic and restorative dentistry services.

Get a New and Improved Smile with Dental Crowns in Alexandria, VA

A dental crown is a custom designed dental restoration that fits over the remaining portion of a damaged tooth (also known as a cap because it literally covers the tooth). A crown can also replace a missing tooth when it is attached to a dental bridge. Crowns are typically used to replace significant portions of a tooth's surface that has been lost to trauma or decay, when a cavity is too large to be adequately repaired with a dental filling. Another common use for crowns is to strengthen a badly cracked or broken tooth.

Crowns can also be used for cosmetic enhancements, such as to improve the shape, size, or color of stained or misshaped teeth. The average life span of a dental crown can be anywhere from five to 15 years, but can last for much longer in many cases.

Find a Dentist in Alexandria, VA

For more information on the cosmetic or restorative dentistry procedure that is right for you, contact Alexandria Smiles Dentistry by calling (703) 671-0626 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Abdeen today.

By Alexandria Smiles Dentistry
September 14, 2016
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: dental crowns  

Damaged, weakened, and worn teeth can take a serious toll on your oral health. Luckily, dental crowns can help you restore your smile dental crownsboth aesthetically and functionally. Learn more about dental crowns with Dr. Moutaz Abdeen, DDS at Alexandria Smiles Dentistry in Alexandria, VA.

What are dental crowns? 
Dental crowns are most often used to protect a tooth with a large filling, or a tooth that has undergone a root canal. However, this versatile restoration can also stabilize or improve the appearance of a tooth. The crown itself is a porcelain restoration created in a dental laboratory which fits over the top of and around a tooth. Crowns are often used in conjunction with other dental restorations like bridges or veneers.

How can dental crowns help me? 
Dentists suggest a dental crown in several situations, including:

  • to preserve a tooth’s natural structure after a large filling
  • to improve the appearance of a tooth that is misshapen or discolored
  • to hold a dental bridge in place
  • to strengthen a weakened or compromised tooth
  • to restore the biting surface of a broken or worn tooth

Dental Crowns in Alexandria, VA 
Before placing a dental crown, your dentist first needs to prepare your tooth. This process begins with removing small layers of enamel from the sides and top of the tooth, then shaping it into the correct form to fit inside of the dental crown itself. This preparation makes room for the width and height of the dental crown and also ensures a snug fit so your crown bonds correctly to the tooth.

After preparing the tooth, your dentist takes an impression of your mouth to send to the dental laboratory. The lab uses this impression to design your dental crown specifically to your mouth. When the crown returns from the laboratory, your dentist permanently affixes it to your tooth. Crowns’ design allows them to last for many years before requiring replacement.

For more information on dental crowns, please contact Dr. Moutaz Abdeen, DDS at Alexandria Smiles Dentistry in Alexandria, VA. Call (703) 671-0626 to schedule your appointment for a consultation for dental crowns with Dr. Abdeen today!