Dental Crowns in Fairfax

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Restorative dentistry is a dental specialty that focuses on the repair or replacement of teeth or bone structure—usually as a result of damage caused by decay or trauma. This involves the application of crowns, bridges, and dental implants as well as various procedures, including root canal therapy, bone grafting, and full mouth reconstruction. 

At Oakton Family Dentistry, our premier restorative services includes the repair of damaged teeth, often as the result of untreated decay or trauma. Decay can be found early during routine dental cleanings, which is just one reason why routine cleanings are so important!

Our dentists’ top priority is to preserve your natural teeth! Being proactive about preserving the natural tooth often prevents the need for implants.

Overview of Dental Crowns

A dental crown is a prosthetic appliance that is custom-crafted to fit and encapsulate a damaged tooth. While many types of damage, like decay, cracks, and fractures, can be fixed with a filling, larger areas of decay or trauma that reach the tooth’s interior will require a crown.

Dental crowns are incredibly durable and made from stain-resistant porcelain that closely mimics the tone and texture of a natural tooth. Plus, a decaying tooth can smell bad and cause serious health issues. Crowns immediately improve the situation and prevent further infections!

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What to Expect

A damaged tooth can hurt, from chewing pressure to temperature variations. Your crown stops the ouch and prevents further damage!

You should call as soon as you feel discomfort. Usually, when damage/decay is found in the early stages, more options are available to preserve the tooth.

After an exam by your Oakton Family Dentistry dentist, we will make suggestions that best suit your situation, oral health goals, and budget.

If a crown is suggested, this will require at least two visits. In the first visit, the damaged area will be repaired, molds/images will be taken, and a temporary crown will be placed. At the second visit, your permanent crown will be placed, and your doctor will make sure the color and shape matches your natural tooth!

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Additional Restorative Solutions


In some cases, our doctors may suggest a type of crown called a “bridge.” A bridge is a series of crowns connected together to give the appearance of natural teeth where they are missing.

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Custom veneers can conceal cracks, chips, and other cosmetic imperfections.

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Dental implants replace missing or weakened teeth to maintain function and appearance.

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Dental Crowns in Fairfax

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