Dental crowns can be used for a variety of dental problems. providing a “cap” for a damaged, decayed or badly discolored tooth. Woodbridge restorative dentist Dr. Cavallo, DDS, MAGD often recommends the use of a dental crown after root canal therapy in an effort to save the natural tooth and maintain long term dental health.
Dental crowns can be made from different materials such as metal, porcelain, composite or a combination of these materials. The specific choice of material will depend on several factors and Dr. Cavallo can discuss your options with you to determine which is best for you. Porcelain and composite crowns are made to match your natural teeth to blend with your smile.
Dental crowns are durable and will last for many years with proper oral hygiene and routine dental care.
Treating Worn or Broken Teeth
Patients may experience broken or worn teeth for a variety of different reasons. Worn or broken teeth may be a result of dental trauma or an underlying dental concern. Visiting a trusted, experienced dentist in Woodbridge can help you determine the reason for tooth damage and address any underlying dental concerns. As a Dawson Academy trained dentist, Dr. Cavallo consistently analyzes the relationship between four main components: jaw joints, muscles, supporting tissues, and teeth. He can determine if they are working cohesively. When the four main components are not working in harmony, it may affect the balance of the bite or lead to other complex dental issues.
The goal is to provide effective solutions to address your damaged teeth. Dr. Cavallo performs a full comprehensive exam to pinpoint the exact reason for tooth damaged and create a personalized solution to restore your teeth. We pride ourselves on creating effective, personalized solutions with a minimal amount of dentistry.
Treatment For Worn or Broken Teeth
We will perform a detailed analysis of the teeth, muscles, jaw joints, and supporting tissue, to determine if your tooth damage was caused by an underlying dental concern. Commonly, damaged teeth are the result of trauma or an accident. Damaged teeth may be the result of a TMJ disorder, teeth grinding, or an imbalanced bite. Dr. Cavallo will assess your unique situation and create a solution based on your needs. He may recommend one or more of the treatment to address damaged teeth.
- Porcelain Veneers: Thin shells of porcelain or composite material used to cover the front of teeth to fix imperfections.
- Tooth Bonding: A great economical way to close the gap between your front teeth.
- Dental Crowns: Fix damaged teeth and discoloration with a tooth crown. They can also be used to fix chipped teeth.
If worn or broken teeth are caused by a complex dental issue, Dr. Cavallo may recommend one or more of these treatments in addition to the treatment listed above.
- Periodontal therapy: Bleeding gums can hurt your oral health in more ways than one. Address gum disease with periodontal therapy.
- TMJ Treatment: Find out if your jaw pain is caused by a TMJ disorder.
- Bite Correction: Misalignment issues can also contribute to teeth grinding.
Our goal at our Woodbridge dental care office is to create healthy, beautiful smiles through complete dental care. Dr. Cavallo is a highly trained Woodbridge dentist who is dedicated to helping you improve your natural smile. To learn more about your options, schedule an appointment online, or call (703) 490-5888 today.