What is a crown?

A crown is a dental restoration used to restore a significantly damaged or decayed tooth. This type of restoration completely covers the damaged tooth, starting at the gums, to return the tooth to its optimal shape, size, and strength. Dental crowns are custom made to precisely fit your smile, and porcelain crowns can be matched to your natural tooth color to blend in beautifully. At Niles Dental, we offer CERECĀ® same-day crowns and digital impressions to provide you with a more comfortable, streamlined dental experience. While traditional crown fabrication required at least two visits to our office, our dentists can now provide you with a custom dental crown in Woodbridge, Virginia, in just one day!

Do I need a crown?

Dr. Niles and Dr. Niles-Smith may recommend a crown to restore the health, functionality, and appearance of your smile if a tooth has been seriously damaged or decayed. Crowns are very versatile and can be used to:

  • Anchor a dental bridge
  • Strengthen a weakened or fractured tooth
  • Repair a significantly damaged or decayed tooth
  • Cover a dental implant
  • Enhance a severely stained or discolored tooth
  • Support a large filling if little tooth structure remains
  • Improve the appearance and functionality of a misshapen tooth

For more information about how a dental crown can improve your smile, we welcome you to contact us today.