Marv Thomas, DDS

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Woodbridge, VA 22192
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By The Dental Spa
February 25, 2019
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: cosmetic dentistry   crowns  

Dental Crown Most Americans understand and acknowledge the value of a great-looking smile, a point proven by a recent survey conducted by the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry which found that 48 percent of respondents believe that a smile is someone's most memorable feature. At the Dental Spa's locations in Lake Ridge and Woodbridge, VA, you’ll be presented with a number of solutions for how to fix your smile, including incredibly versatile dental crowns. Generally, crowns are the preferred choice if you have one or two teeth that are damaged, injured, cracked, discolored, or not blending in well with the rest of your smile.

Dental Crowns: What Are They?
To understand the purpose and function of a dental crown, you must understand the various layers of a tooth. There’s the outer enamel, dentin layer, and, finally, the inner pulp. A dental crown is a replacement for the outermost layer, which is the main source of protection for the whole tooth. It can be made from many different types of materials, but porcelain is the preferred choice because of its combination of durability and visual appeal. When applied to a tooth, a crown will be virtually indistinguishable from a normal tooth.

Dental Crowns: What They Do
When you learn what a dental crown can do for your smile, you may be more motivated to contact your Lake Ridge and Woodbridge, VA dentist for an evaluation. A crown serves multiple functions, including how they:

- Protect the inner layer of a tooth, which is filled with soft tissue and sensitive nerves.
- Make the teeth look more attractive by correcting years of damage.
- Fill in small gaps in the smile that could cause orthodontic issues and provide support to the other teeth.

How Your Crown Visits Will Go
If you’re anxious about what you can expect when you have a crown installed, there’s no reason to worry. You’ll experience minimal to no discomfort at each appointment, and each visit will last for about 45 minutes to an hour. The procedures include gentle removal of enamel, dental impressions, and bonding of the custom crown. Your dentist will schedule you for two or three appointments to complete the installation process.

Make Your Smile Better
A crown is a dental device that has helped numerous patients reclaim the strength and beauty of their smiles. Call (703) 580-8288 today to schedule an appointment with Dr. Marv Thomas at the Dental Spa in Woodbridge, VA, and dial (703) 580-1443 for the Lake Ridge location.

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