When the time comes to restore a broken or severely decayed tooth, we invite you to visit our warm and welcoming office, Arlington Dental Excellence. Here, you can choose from a wide variety of dental restorations, including dental crowns and bridges. When you come in for your visit, our dentists will perform the following steps:
First Visit and Consultation
During your first visit, Dr. Layth Ghanim will examine your oral health and may recommend a dental crown if you have one or more teeth that are cracked, a large filling, or if you have had a root canal. During a consultation, our dentist can discuss treatment costs and procedures to ensure that there are no surprises for your treatment.
Before you can receive a dental bridge or crown, Dr. Layth will need to prepare your tooth or teeth. This step is carried out with great precision, and Dr. Layth will use his loupes (surgical magnifying glasses) with a 4.5 magnification to deliver absolute perfect margins to the crown that extend below the gum line and can last forever.
After the prep work is complete, we will take an impression of your teeth with VPS material; this results in an impression that shows the margins perfectly. We then use a cord to push down the gums and make sure that every part of your tooth or teeth is clearly visible. This impression will then be sent to a dental laboratory, where your custom crown or bridge will be made. While you wait for your permanent restoration, we will fabricate and place a temporary acrylic crown or bridge over your treated teeth.
Create the Permanent Teeth
At the dental laboratory, professionals will carefully and accurately use your impression to create a customized, permanent dental restoration. Because we want you to have the best restoration possible, we only use the finest labs across the nation; this ensures that your new teeth are of the highest quality possible. Previously, we utilized CEREC technology in our office to create our dental crowns; however, we have chosen to create our crowns with Zirconia, which is a material of phenomenal strength and aesthetics, and is available through dental labs.
Receive Your Permanent Restoration
Once your permanent crown or bridge has been created, the dental lab will send it to our office, and you will come in for one final visit with our dentist. We will remove the temporary restoration and cement your new replacement tooth into place. In just a few short minutes, you can walk out with your new tooth and a confident smile!
If you have any questions about receiving a dental bridge or crown in Arlington, Virginia, and if you would like to schedule your visit with our dentist, we invite you to call our office today at 703-525-0157. Our friendly team is happy to help!