Some of the Many Uses of Dental Crowns
You’ve damaged a tooth and don’t know what to do about – it could happen to just about anybody and you have options for fixing the situation. If you think that you could possibly repair or replace your damaged or missing tooth with a dental crown, call Fox Family Dentistry at 703-978-5253 to book a consultation with us today.
We provide a wide range of dental treatments at our Burke, VA dentist office, including restorative dentistry options like crowns. We do our best to provide a broad selection of services so you can get the vast majority of your dental needs taken care of under one roof and stop wasting time driving from one specialist to the next.
If you’re in pain, you probably want to address that concern as soon as possible. If you are in need of a dental emergency appointment, call us as soon as possible – we’ll do our best to get you a same-day appointment. But pain isn’t the only thing we can help you with by providing a custom crown. We also want to help you:
- Regain your full oral function so you can chew your favorite foods in comfort again
- Stop a bad situation from getting worse
- Improve the look of a damaged tooth or fill a gap in your smile
We accept a broad variety of payment options, including several forms of dental insurance, to help relieve some of the financial stress of necessary dental care. If you don’t have dental insurance, you can also take advantage of our in-house dental savings plan. This will cover all of your basic routine dental care and give you some discounts on other treatments as well.
Your schedule is already pretty hectic. To make booking a visit with us less stressful in terms of time, we offer some flexible hours that many other dentists don’t. We close up a little early at 4:00 p.m. on Thursdays and Fridays, but otherwise, we match or go beyond the nine-to-five schedule you probably expect. Our Burke, VA dentist office:
- Opens early at 7:00 a.m. Monday through Friday
- Stays open late until 6:00 p.m. Monday through Wednesday
- Offers Saturday appointments between 8:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.
Learn the Situations That a Dental Crown Can Help Address
Dental crowns are often informally referred to as “caps,” because they completely cover the part of a tooth that is normally visible above the gumline. They have many uses and may be recommended for several types of situations.
For example, if you have a tooth that is in danger of breaking because it has become weakened for some reason or another, a crown could help protect the tooth and prevent a crack from forming. Or, if a crack or other break in a tooth has already formed, a crown could help hold the tooth together and prevent the issue from getting worse.
Crowns can also help restore the full shape of a tooth that has become worn down for some reason or another. Many patients who deal with severe tooth grinding wear down their teeth and eventually need crowns, for example. Other patients that could benefit from dental crowns have teeth that are irregularly shaped naturally.
If a tooth has already undergone extensive treatments or has lost a lot of healthy structure and needs some extra strength, we may also recommend a crown. For example, if you have a large cavity that a tooth filling alone could not help or you have undergone a root canal, we may suggest capping your tooth for some added strength.
Crowns can also be used for cosmetic purposes, like hiding bad discoloration or stains on a tooth that cannot be lifted by a teeth whitening treatment.
Crowns can also be used as full tooth replacement options. We may recommend restoring a dental implant with a crown to completely replace an individual tooth, roots, crown, and all. Or we could attach a dental bridge using crowns on either side of a smile gap to replace one or more adjacent missing teeth.
Regardless of why you need to get a crown, we will always do our best to ensure your comfort during treatments. If there’s any chance of discomfort, we will numb your mouth using our pain-free Vibraject anesthesia system.
If you think that you could potentially benefit from a dental crown for any of the reasons above, call Fox Family Dentistry at 703-978-5253 to book a visit. You can also use our online form to schedule.
Fox Family Dentistry
5200 Lyngate Ct, Burke, VA 22015
Monday: 7:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Tuesday: 7:00 – 4:00 PM
Wednesday: 7:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Thursday: 7:00 AM – 4:00 PM
7837 Rolling Road, Springfield, VA 22153
Monday: 7:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Tuesday: 7:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Wednesday: 7:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Thursday: 7:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Friday: 7:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Second Floor, 5200 Lyngate Ct, Burke, VA 22015, USA
7837 Rolling Rd, Springfield, VA 22153, USA