Questions About Dental Crowns

What is a porcelain crown?
A porcelain crown operates as a cap that is placed over a damaged or decayed tooth to restore the tooth's function and appearance.

Why would I need a porcelain crown?
Porcelain crowns are ideal restorations for teeth damaged by decay or trauma or just weakened by a very large filling. Other reasons you may need or want a porcelain crown include:

  • If you have discolored fillings, or older, metal fillings, and want to improve the appearance of your teeth
  • To help hold a denture or bridge in place
  • If you have a root filling which needs a crown to protect it

Will it hurt?
No. The placement and fitting of a porcelain crown is a relatively simple procedure and Dr. Naini will ensure that your experience is comfortable and pain-free. Dr. Naini will thoroughly numb the crown area and, if necessary, provide you with the option of having your crown procedure performed under oral sedation.

What are the benefits of porcelain crowns?
Porcelain crowns restore strength to damaged teeth and create a natural, healthy, and more beautiful smile.

Will the porcelain crown be noticeable?
No. Dr. Naini's years of training and experience allow her to make a porcelain crown that is virtually indistinguishable from your natural teeth and matches them in size, shape, color and translucency.

To learn more about porcelain crowns, please visit our porcelain crowns page and contact us today to schedule a consultation. Dr. Naini has been improving the smiles of patients in for Tysons Corner, Vienna, Reston, Oakton, Herndon, Great Falls, McLean, Greenway, Potomac, Falls Church, Fairfax, Dunn Loring, Arlington, Annandale, Alexandria, and Cabin John, and Washington D.C. for over ten years.

Cosmetic dentistry –
it truly is something worth smiling about!

Alex M. Naini, DDS
Aesthetic Dental Spa
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