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Dental Crowns Near Me in Richmond

Dental Crowns Near Me

What is a dental crown?

A dental crown is a tooth-shaped cap that is placed on top of yourtooth to cover damage on the tooth. If you have an underlying problem,your dentist will fix the problem before placing the crown. It can alsobe used to replace a missing tooth together with a dental implant ordental bridge. There are different types of crown according to thedesign material such as metal, porcelain, resin, and ceramic.

You may need a dental crown to;

  • Protect a weak tooth

  • Restore a broken tooth

  • Cover and support a tooth with a large filling

  • Hold a dental bridge in place

  • Cover a discolored tooth

  • Support a dental implant

You can get dental crowns in one or two appointments. The most commontreatment is the one administered in two appointments.

Dental crown placement (two appointments)

It involves the following steps

  • The dentist examines and prepares the tooth that needs the crown.X-rays may be done.

  • Your dentist then removes part of the outer layer of thetooth.

  • Your dentist then creates an impression of the filled tooth andsurrounding teeth.

  • The dentist will put a temporary crown over your tooth to protectit after which the next appointment is set.

  • After a few weeks, you return for the second appointment to haveyour crown fitted.

Same-day procedure (one appointment)

With a same-day procedure, you skip the temporary crown step.

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

  • Once the crown is ready, your dentist fits it into place. Theentire process takes approximately 5 hours.

Are you a candidate for a dental crown? Find out by calling us tospeak to dental crown specialists near you.

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