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Repair Tooth Decay with Dental Crowns by Arlington Advanced Dental Care

Get the Right Fit: Dental Crowns That Are Like Real, Natural Teeth

Damaged teeth? Decayed teeth? That’s a painful situation to deal with, every bite being excruciating. The solution may be a new crown.

For one reason or another, almost every adult who regularly goes to a dentist has experienced getting a crown. Simply put, dental crowns (sometimes called caps) are made of porcelain and look just like natural teeth; a cap is fastened over existing tooth as a cover. Depending upon the treatment procedure, the dentist may install a temporary crown or a permanent crown.

What Is a Dental Crown?

Made in a dental lab and composed of porcelain, crowns can be used to restore damaged or broken teeth, add strength to a tooth to prevent cracking and chipping, or simply improve how a tooth looks. For uniformity, the dental crown is usually cemented over the entire tooth visible over the gum line.

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Dental Crowns and Other Dental Restorations

Dental crowns are among the most common dental procedures performed at the Arlington Advanced Dental Care office. Our top-rated Arlington VA dentist, Dr. Hossien Ahmadian, D.D.S., offers dental crowns as a basic procedure. He and the experienced AADC staff can create a custom crown in their dental laboratory – and may even be able to provide permanent restoration on your first visit!

But despite how common and popular it is, there are still many patients who aren’t familiar with the dental crown basics. Here’s everything worth knowing about dental crowns and how they benefit patients who need them:

What are the Benefits Of a Dental Crown?

There are many reasons why Dr. Ahmadian might suggest a new crown for a patient: To safeguard broken, cracked, or damaged teeth; to strengthen a patient’s bite; to protect against further tooth decay; to give the patient an even better smile.

No matter the reason for the enhancement, it comes with a lot of benefits once it’s in place. Benefits like:

Restore Strength to Teeth

Badly damaged teeth tend to be very fragile. One mistake of crunching on something hard, and your natural tooth might be gone forever. Putting a “cap” or cover over the damaged tooth in the form of a crown protects the natural tooth from further damage. Porcelain crowns are of the highest quality; it’d take a great deal of effort to accidentally break a crown.

Enhance That Smile!

Despite all the hard work of your dentist, sometimes restoring a natural tooth to its former beauty cannot be done. The same goes for teeth that are heavily stained and can no longer be whitened. During these cases, it is best to cover the unsightly tooth with a crown. Crowns allow for teeth to look beautiful and uniform once again, returning you to your previous appearance and making it easier to confidently flash that smile.

Cover, Protect, and Support Teeth With Large Fillings

Teeth that require large fillings due to cavity formation become very weak. The filling is typically not enough, especially if very little of the natural tooth is left. Dental crowns will protect, cover, and support the tooth (and its corresponding gums) to ensure it does not get damaged from chewing and other daily uses.

Other Dental Restorations

In addition to dental crown installation, Dr. Ahmadian and the Arlington Advanced Dental Care staff offer a tremendous array of treatment options to restore damaged, decayed, or missing teeth and help you maintain good oral hygiene and the best possible smile.

  • Onlays and inlays
  • Composite fillings
  • Root canal therapy
  • Dental implant installation
  • Partial and full dentures
  • Dental bridge installation

What is a Dental Bridge?

…and what does a dental bridge have to do with a dental crown?

As the name suggests, dental bridges are used to bridge together teeth that have one or more missing teeth near each other. Commonly, a dentist will place a dental crown (or multiple crowns) on teeth to prepare for the installation of a dental bridge.

Dental crowns make the perfect support system for bridges because they are strong, sturdy, and stay in place. Depending upon the severity of the cracked or decayed teeth and the results of dental labs, Dr. Ahmadian and the 5-star team at the AADC office may recommend a bridge in addition to dental crowns.

Join Our Patients and Smile With Confidence

Take a positive step toward feeling better about the impression you make when you smile. Make an appointment with Dr. Ahmadian and the trusted, friendly, convenient staff at Arlington Advanced Dental Care.

Book an appointment by calling 703-974-7501, emailing, going to, or visiting our office at 1010 North Glebe Road, Suite 120, in Arlington VA.

Don’t let mouth pain negatively affect your life. With a custom crown bent in our dental laboratory into the exact right shape, you can trust Arlington Advanced Dental Care to put in the highest quality of restorative dental crowns.