Dr. Michael King and our team at Team Dental at River Oaks are pleased to offer dental crowns for our patients in Woodbridge, Virginia and the surrounding areas. Dental crowns are used to replace the part of the tooth you can see. You may need a crown to improve your smile, whether to cover a damaged tooth (also known as a “cap”) or to cover an implant, a dental crown can also be used to help a tooth’s shape or appearance to look more attractive. In addition, a crown can help your bite because it prevents your teeth from shifting, which can happen when teeth are missing.
A dental crown can last anywhere from five to fifteen years, depending on what it is made of and how well you care for your oral health. A crown can be made from ceramic, porcelain fused to metal, gold alloys or base metal alloys. To ensure the longevity of your crown, you will want to take good care of your teeth and gums. Make sure to brush and floss daily—clean around the crown area where your gums reach the tooth, and don’t chew hard foods, bite your fingernails or grind and clench your teeth. Most importantly, keep up with your professional dental cleanings and exams. This will ensure healthy teeth and gums which will support your crown.
At Team Dental at River Oaks, Dr. Michael King is ready to help your smile with a dental crown. If you would like more information, or to schedule a visit, please call our experienced team at 703-801-6166 today!