If you have a damaged or weak tooth, try dental crowns. Dr. Nishan Halim is a Washington, DC dentist who provides dental crowns to patients who need to cover and protect their teeth. Dental crowns can be used to address damaged, misshapen, or discolored teeth, as well as hold dental bridges in place or, cover dental implants. Custom-fit to each patient and made of sturdy porcelain ceramic material, dental crowns strengthen weak teeth and blend in with remaining natural teeth. Learn more about this restorative dental treatment below:
Dental Crown Treatment
To begin treatment, Dr. Halim will conduct a thorough examination of the teeth, gums, and jaw joints. Using diagnostic x-rays, he can easily find hidden signs of decay, stress, and instability. This exam will help Dr. Halim design a personalized treatment plan. Once the treatment plan is finalized, Dr. Halim will prepare the teeth by removing a small amount of the natural tooth structure to accommodate the dental crown.
Dr. Halim can then coordinate the rest of your dental crown treatment with specialists and lab technicians. The images and impressions that Dr. Halim takes are used by lab technicians to fabricate a custom dental crown. Dr. Halim can then recommend specialists who can permanently bond the crown to the affected tooth.
Dental Crown FAQs
Is it painful to receive dental crowns?
No, a local anesthetic is used to numb the tooth or multiple teeth receiving the dental crown. You may feel some soreness after receiving one or more crowns, but this can be treated with ice packs and pain medication.
Can dental crowns fall out?
Dental crowns can sometimes become loose as a result of dental problems like tooth damage or decay. During routine visits, Dr. Halim will monitor the condition of your dental crown as well as your natural teeth. If you notice any changes in the fit or comfort of your crown, contact our Washington, DC dental office. We will schedule an appointment for you to be seen right away.
Am I a candidate for dental crowns?
Even if teeth are broken or damaged, they can still receive a dental crown if the tooth root is intact. Even then, patients with missing teeth can receive dental implants, dentures, or dental bridges which are all capped off with dental crowns. Bone grafting is also an option for patients who do not have sufficient bone structure for dental implants and crowns. If patients have tooth decay or gum disease, the infection must be removed before dental crown treatment.
Contact Our Washington, DC Dental Office
Treat your broken, chipped, cracked, or otherwise damaged teeth with dental crowns. Call Dr. Halim for comprehensive care today at 202.318.4113. You can also request an appointment with Dr. Halim on our website. If you have any remaining questions about dental crowns or other restorative dental treatments, let Dr. Halim or a member of his dental team know at your next consultation. They will be happy to clarify any confusion or concerns that you may have.