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Am I a Candidate for Dental Crowns?

Am I a Candidate for Dental Crowns? candidate for dental crowns

As your preferred dentist in Washington, DC, L’Enfant Plaza Dental Arts, Drs. Norkiewicz, Azeez and Konigsberg may recommend dental crowns for a variety of issues. As one of the most frequently used solutions, dental crowns are one of the most dependable options in restorative dentistry. If you are wondering if your dental issue makes you a candidate for dental crowns, please read on.

Patients in our Washington DC dental office will become a candidate for dental crowns when they have any of the following issues:

  • Damaged or traumatized teeth that will require stability and protection after treatment
  • Overly large cavities that require too much of the tooth to be removed
  • Old amalgam fillings that required too much of the original tooth to be removed
  • Root canals
  • Dental implants
  • Deeply stained teeth

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Glancing at this list, most readers will understand that almost everyone is a valid candidate for dental crowns. It helps to have a clear understanding of just what the crown does, or does not offer.

A dental crown is not a hollow ring as it may sound, instead, it is a cap that covers whatever remains of an original tooth. It will first be treated as needed to address the decay or damage, and this often means that a large amount of the original crown is removed. The new crown is made to look just like the original, and to match the bite properly as well. It is then made of durable porcelain and bonded to the tooth, working as a restoration and allowing you to use the tooth without any pain or risk.

You can have many dental crowns if needed, and they are remarkably beneficial because they allow you to retain your natural tooth. Losing adult teeth is a very problematic issue, and if you hear you are a candidate for crowns (even if it means you will undergo more complex procedures such as root canals) it is a very fortunate option. Anything that allows you to retain a tooth and use it as fully as before is a good opportunity and one to accept.

Contact Our Washington DC Dentist for Dental Crowns

If you have additional questions about whether you are a candidate for dental crowns, or about any of the other treatments mentioned here, give us a call at our Washington DC office at 202-488-8300. You can also use our online contact form and one of our staff will get back to you promptly. To learn more about dental crowns, read our dental crowns overview and about the benefits of dental crowns.

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