Dental Services

Crowns and Porcelain Onlay

Both crowns and most bridges are fixed prosthetic devices. Unlike removable devices such as dentures, which you can take out and clean daily, crowns and bridges are cemented onto existing teeth or implants, and can only be removed by a dentist.

A crown is used to entirely cover or "cap" a damaged tooth. Besides strengthening a damaged tooth, a crown can be used to improve its appearance, shape or alignment. A crown can also be placed on top of an implant to provide a tooth-like shape and structure for function. Porcelain or ceramic crowns can be matched to the color of your natural teeth.

Porcelain Onlays
If a tooth is fractured or has a large restoration in need of replacement, a full coverage crown or a partial coverage onlay may be indicated. If possible, an onlay allows for a more conservative restoration of your tooth because less tooth structure is removed.

For any questions on dental crowns or porcelain onlays or to schedule an appointment, please call us at 703.370.2333 or email us, and our staff will be happy to assist you.

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