It only takes one cracked, discolored, or misshapen tooth to keep you from smiling. If left untreated, a bad tooth could also cause you serious dental pain. The good news is you can prevent this from happening with the right dental care from Dr. Fasano. Dental crowns are one option for patients seeking cosmetic and/or restorative health for problem teeth.
If you are need of a dental crown or other cosmetic treatment, you can request an appointment with our Virginia Beach dental office.
Dental crowns are used to cover and protect broken or fractured teeth, or to restore the natural size and shape of a decaying tooth when a filling isn’t enough for repair. A porcelain cap is placed over the part of the affected tooth exposed beyond the gum line.
All materials used to make our crowns are fabricated in the U.S. and of the highest quality, so your crown matches the color of your natural teeth and lasts indefinitely with proper care.
If you are missing two or more teeth, we may recommend a bridge that uses dental crowns to keep your new teeth in place. Dr. Fasano offers examinations to determine the best dental options for your long-term health.
When you receive a temporary crown before a permanent, it’s important to follow these guidelines so you do not experience any problems before getting your final crown:
Temporaries are not strong. They may break or come off occasionally. If this happens, slip it back on the tooth with a denture adhesive (e.g. Fixodent™) and call us for an appointment.
Please do not leave the temporary out of your mouth because the teeth will move and the final restoration will not fit. Please do not floss around your temporary crown.
The size, shape, and color of the temporary does not resemble the final restoration.
Temporary restorations may leak saliva or food onto the tooth. Sensitivity to hot, cold, pressure, or sweets is not uncommon. If you feel the bite is not correctly balanced, please contact us for an appointment for a simple adjustment.