Our skilled dentists may recommend a dental crown if you have a tooth that has sustained more extensive damage. Crowns completely cover your tooth to fully restore it and protect it against further damage. To reserve your consultation and learn more about dental crowns in Ashburn and Great Falls, Virginia, call Costa Dentistry today!
What is a dental crown?
A dental crown, or cap, is a type of restoration that covers the visible portions of your tooth. It is typically recommended to restore the appearance and strength of the tooth and to protect your oral health. Crowns may also work to:
- Anchor a dental bridge
- Support a tooth with a large filling
- Complete a dental implant restoration
- Correct misshapen teeth
Are there any alternatives to a dental crown?
In some cases, you may be able to get a large filling or an inlay or onlay. However, fillings can fracture and would require another treatment.
How long do dental crowns last?
Dental crowns can last for many years when properly cared for. On average, a porcelain crown will last between five and 15 years depending on the durability of the crown, your oral hygiene and any mouth-related habits.