Do you have a problem with your teeth? Is a dental crown the answer? If you do noyt think so, you may want to think again! Dental crowns are very versatile and our dentists, Dr. Scimeca, Dr. Elhady and asssociates, can use them in a number of different ways to repair your smile.

Dental crowns, which are also sometimes referred to as “caps,” can be made of metal, porcelain that has been fused to metal or just porcelain. At our office, we use porcelain crowns for their appearance, biocompatibility and durability. They are custom made to fit your tooth on the same day of your visit using CEREC technology. The crown covers your tooth completely to the gumline and can be used to anchor a dental bridge, support a tooth with a large filling, improve the shape or color of your tooth, protect a tooth that has had a root canal or has been severely damaged by trauma or decay, or be the restoration for a dental implant.

Although the crown will protect the entire tooth, you will still need to brush and floss since tooth decay can still attack the tooth at the base of the crown and gum disease can cause your crown to fail. To find out if you could use a dental crown in Fairfax, VA, call Oakton Family Dentistry at 703-281-6201 to plan your visit.