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Dental Crowns Near Me in Richmond

Dental Crowns Near Me

We have resin, metal, porcelain, and ceramic dental crowns for yourtooth’s restoration. Dental crowns are used to cover damage to a tooth. A dental crown is a tooth-shaped cap that is fitted on top of a damagedtooth to protect the tooth from further damage. A crown is only placedafter treatment of your underlying problem. If you have tooth decay,your dentist will first address the problem before placing thecrown.

A dental crown can be used in these situations

  • To protect a weak tooth

  • To support a dental implant

  • To support a dental bridge

  • To restore a broken tooth

  • To cover and support a tooth with a large filling

  • To cover a discolored tooth

Dental crowns are usually done in two appointments even thoughsingle-appointment procedures are also possible.

Dental crown placement in two appointments

The steps involved include;

  • X-ray examination of the affected tooth

  • Filling the outer layer of the tooth

  • Creating an impression of the filled tooth and surroundingteeth

  • Temporary crown placement

  • Cementing the crown after a few weeks

Same-day procedure (one appointment)

With a same-day procedure;

  • Your dentist takes digital images of your mouth and creates yourcrown in approximately an hour or 2.

  • Once the crown is ready, your dentist fits it intoplace.

  • Approximate waiting time is 4 hours.

Care for dental crowns

  • Brush with care. We recommend brushing your teeth at least twicea day. Consider using toothpaste made for sensitive teeth especially ifyour natural teeth are sensitive to temperature changes.

  • Floss daily to avoid plaque build-up between teeth.

  • Avoid hard foods. While a metal crown can sustain hard biting andchewing, other types can’t. Chewing ice or hard foods might cause acrack on your crown.

  • If you grind or clench your teeth at night, request a nightguard.

Are you a candidate for dental crowns? Call us to find out.

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