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Abel, Phan, & Associates offer quality dental restorations with Porcelain Crowns fit for a king or queen

When dental fillings or options with “more coverage,” such as dental inlays or onlays, will not do, Drs Anna Abel and Chuong Phan may recommend porcelain crowns to resolve decay or damage that threatens the health and structural integrity of your tooth. Abel, Phan, & Associates in Potomac Falls and Sterling, Virginia, can use different dental materials to replicate the part of the tooth visible above the gum line (the crown). Our crowns are also a great way to hold together a badly fractured tooth or restore the attractive and balanced appearance of a badly or irregularly shaped tooth. Dental porcelain is a beautiful and durable way to replicate the natural tooth structure. 

Not only is this ceramic sought after for its aesthetics, but the ability also to perfectly imitate the properties of natural, protective tooth enamel, including how the light bounces off its surface. Additionally, porcelain resists stains, and its strength makes it a lasting option and an excellent value for those who are investing in the long-term health and beauty of their smiles. These restorations are also versatile. They may be an appropriate method to replace a large or worn filling or following root canal therapy to correct deep decay by removing diseased pulp tissue. Crowns, or “caps,” are also a necessary part of tooth replacement with dental bridges or dental implants.

Steps to a healthy, confident smile

During a consultation, we may determine that crowns stand out from fillings, inlays, or onlays, based on what we find during an exam. We use advanced, precision diagnostics to inform our recommendations for treatment. So, rest assured that the option we recommend will be most appropriate for your needs, personal preferences, goals, and circumstances. Treatment is painless and resolves pain or discomfort caused by conditions such as tooth decay. Anesthetic assures your utmost comfort, while we can also discuss calming methods to ensure you stay relaxed. 

The damaged portions of the tooth are removed, and it is shaped in preparation for the crown. A temporary crown protects the prepared tooth while our dental lab makes your permanent crown. The crown is also based on information that we collect about your tooth. There is peace of mind that the crown will fit seamlessly and blend in beautifully with the rest of your smile. During your recall visit, the temporary is removed, and minor adjustments may be made to the permanent crown before cementing it into place. 

Now, for the fun part: Smile! Crowns can last for years (even a lifetime) with proper care at home and routine visits to Abel, Phan, & Associates, DDS, in Potomac Falls VAfor exams and cleanings by our professional hygienists. Call us today at (571) 450-9848 to schedule your appointment.