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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 the tooth. It can also be used to replace a missing toothtogether with a dental implant or bridge. A crown can be made from avariety of materials 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

Dental crowns for children?

Dental crowns are mainly for adult teeth but your child can alsobenefit from a crown if;

  • They have suffered tooth decay; which is very common inchildren.

  • They basically have poor oral hygiene and are exposed to decay,and you want to protect their teeth.

Types of dental crowns

Your dentist will discuss the types of dental crowns and advice youaccording to your preferences. The most common types are;

Metal crowns

They are known for their durability. They can be made of gold,platinum, cobalt-chromium, and nickel-chromium. They can last up to 15years as they are less susceptible to cracks.

Stainless steel crowns

These are mainly for children who need to protect baby teeth. Theyare temporary crowns placed while you wait for longer-lastingcrowns.

Resin crowns

Compared to metal crowns, these are generally less expensive but theywear down quickly.

Porcelain crowns

They look like natural teeth and are arguably the most appealing.

Porcelain-fused-to-metal (PFM) crowns

These are made of porcelain and metal. They combine the strength ofmetal with the aesthetics of porcelain.

Pressed ceramic crowns

These are similar to porcelain-fused-to-metal (PFM) crowns but theyuse ceramic in place of metal.

Do you want a dazzling smile? We will give you exactly what you need.If you have a cracked, chipped, or discolored tooth, call us to learnmore about how you can benefit from a dental crown.

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