When is a Dental Crown Needed?

By: Dr. Harshit Aggarwal


Savoring a crisp apple or flashing a bright smile shouldn't come with a side of discomfort or self-consciousness. At the Center for Dentofacial Aesthetics, we've seen firsthand how a damaged or discolored tooth can keep a patient from enjoying life's simple pleasures. Using custom-made dental crowns, Dr. Harshit Aggarwal is proud to help patients in and around Annandale, VA rediscover the benefits of a healthier, more confident smile. If you're dealing with any of the following common dental issues, it might be time to consider if a dental crown procedure is the best solution for you.

When you have a broken, cracked, or chipped tooth

Life happens. One minute, you're enjoying a bite of one of your favorite foods, and the next, you feel a piece of your tooth missing. Broken, cracked, or chipped teeth are not just aesthetic issues; they can lead to more severe dental problems if left untreated. At the Center for Dentofacial Aesthetics, we proudly offer custom dental crowns for teeth that have been compromised due to injury or decay. A dental crown can cover the damaged area, protecting the tooth from further damage while restoring its natural appearance and function. With a quick and easy crown procedure, we can help bring back your smile — and your confidence.

When you are dealing with significant tooth decay

Tooth decay is a formidable enemy of oral health, often leading to cavities that can eat away at your tooth. When decay reaches a point where a traditional filling is no longer enough, a dental crown can preserve your tooth's structure by covering it and safeguarding it from further issues. This dental restoration process is about ensuring your tooth continues to serve its purpose without causing you pain or discomfort.

When you want to address tooth discoloration

While crowns are a great option for dental restoration, they can also work well for cosmetic uses — like covering up severe staining or tooth discoloration. Whether it's due to medication, fluoride, or the natural aging process, discoloration can make you self-conscious about your smile. Crowns offer a way to achieve a uniform, bright smile, covering the discolored tooth and blending with the rest of your teeth.

When you want to correct your tooth's shape

Maybe you have a tooth that's slightly off — it could be too small, worn down, or just oddly shaped, making your smile a bit uneven. By covering the tooth with a dental crown, we can adjust its shape, size, and appearance to ensure it matches the rest of your smile seamlessly. Whatever issue you want to correct, we can custom-tailor your dental restoration to help meet your unique needs and goals.

Dental restorations for a variety of needs

At the Center for Dentofacial Aesthetics in Annandale, VA, Dr. Harshit Aggarwal understands the importance of preserving both the health and appearance of your smile. Whether you have a chipped tooth, tooth decay, or simply aren't happy with the size or shape of a tooth, a dental crown may be what you need to enjoy a more confident smile. Contact us today to learn more about how a dental crown can transform your smile.

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