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Crowns

An illustration of a dental crown. Restorative dentistry in Springfield Lorton Dental Group, VA.

A crown is a permanent covering that fits over an original tooth that is decayed, damaged or cracked. Crowns are made of a variety of different materials such as porcelain, gold or a mix of these materials. Porcelain generally has the most natural appearance.

The treatment plan for a patient receiving a crown involves:

  • Numbing the tooth to remove the decay in or around it.
  • Re-sculpturing the tooth to provide an ideal fit for the crown.
  • Making an impression of your teeth in order to create a custom-made crown (usually takes one to two weeks).
  • Making a temporary crown out of acrylic resin and fitting it onto the tooth during the interim period when the permanent custom-made crown is being created.
  • Applying the permanent crown (when received from the lab) by removing the temporary crown and fitting the permanent one onto the tooth.
  • After ensuring that the crown has the proper look and fit, the dentist cements it into place.

This process generally consists of a minimum of 2-3 visits over a three to four week period.
Once the procedure is completed, proper dental hygiene, including daily brushing and flossing, is required to maintain healthy, bacteria-free teeth, gums and crowns. This helps in the prevention of gum disease. Given proper care, your crowns can last for a long time.

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Springfield

Address

5419-C Backlick Road
Springfield, VA 22151

Contact Information

Tel: (703) 256-8554
Fax: (703) 256-1029
Email: info@springfieldlorton.com

Office Hours

Monday – Thursday: 7 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Friday: 7 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Saturday: 7 a.m. – 1 p.m. (once per month)

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Lorton

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8988 Lorton Station Blvd Suite 101
Lorton, VA 22079

Contact Information

Tel: (703) 541-3110
Fax: (703) 541-3089
Email: info@springfieldlorton.com

Office Hours

Monday – Thursday: 7 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Friday: 7 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Saturday: 7 a.m. – 1 p.m. (once per month)

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