When fillings or other restorations cannot repair a tooth, the dentist may recommend using a crown to repair the damage. A crown is similar to an onlay, but it covers the entire tooth instead of just a small portion. Dr. Jun H Chung will use this type of restoration because it maintains the original size, shape, and function of the tooth. While the crown is extremely durable, some damage may occur, and the crown covering the tooth may need to be repaired or replaced. At Lansdowne Dental Arts, we may suggest porcelain crowns because of their esthetic appeal that does not compromise durability.
Crowns can be used in:
- Restoring decayed or broken teeth
- Repairing fractured fillings
- Supporting large fillings
- Protecting teeth following root canals
Patients who come to Dr. Jun H Chung for a crown will usually have two visits: one to prepare the tooth and one to affix the crown. During the first appointment, Dr. Jun H Chung will take precise impressions of the patient’s mouth, remove the decayed or damaged portion of the tooth, and then place a temporary cap to protect the tooth. During the patient’s second visit to Lansdowne Dental Arts, the temporary crown will be replaced with a permanent one, and our dentist will carefully check the bite and spacing of the teeth.
Our office also features CEREC same-day crown technology. We invite you to speak with our dentist to learn more about this innovative dental device and discover if you are a candidate for same-day dental crowns.
Our team at Lansdowne Dental Arts is happy to answer any questions you might have about dental crowns in Leesburg, Virginia, so call our office today to set up a consultation with our talented dentist.