Wear-and-tear can damage your teeth as you age. To restore and protect your vulnerable teeth from further injury, the board-certified dentists at Lifetime Dental Care, PLLC, in Woodbridge, Virginia, offer a broad range of adult crowns. A crown is a custom-made cap that provides a sturdy, protective barrier for your teeth. To learn more about adult crowns, call Lifetime Dental Care, PLLC, or schedule an appointment online today.
Adult crowns are tooth-shaped caps that restore eroded, damaged, or decayed teeth. These custom-made restorations also protect vulnerable teeth and block bacteria.
An adult crown is also an effective tool for replacing missing teeth. Crowns can connect a dental bridge or affix to a dental implant, restoring your ability to chew and speak.
At Lifetime Dental Care, PLLC, the team offers multiple material options for dental crowns, including stainless steel and zirconia. Depending on your dental history, tooth health, budget, and aesthetic goals, they can make an appropriate recommendation.
Crowns treat a wide range of dental concerns in adults. The team at Lifetime Dental Care, PLLC, may recommend an adult crown to treat:
Depending on your dental concerns, the team may place a single crown or multiple to restore your oral function and the appearance of your smile.
Adult crowns typically take at least two visits to place. During the first appointment, the team examines your teeth and performs a cleaning. They also take low-radiation digital X-rays to assess your tooth-supporting structures and plan your treatment.
Next, the team files and reshapes your teeth to make room for your new crowns. They also take digital impressions of your teeth to create your custom-made crowns. The process takes about 2-3 weeks, so you’ll wear temporary crowns while you wait.
Once your permanent restorations are ready, the team places your crowns. They may make minor adjustments before bonding the crowns in place.
Most crowns last for about 15 years, but you can extend their life with the right care. To protect your crowns, you should:
To learn more about adult crowns, call Lifetime Dental Care, PLLC, or schedule an appointment online today.