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Dental Crowns Near Me in Richmond

Dental Crowns Near Me

Dental crowns can help you cover discolored teeth and other dentalproblems. Read on to learn more about dental crowns and find a dentalcrown specialist.

What is a dental crown?

A dental crown is a tooth-shaped cap made from different types ofmaterial such as metal, porcelain, and ceramic, and used by dentists forrestorative dentistry. Crowns fit into your upper tooth or act asartificial teeth.

Are you a candidate for a dental crown?

You are a candidate for a dental crown if

  • You have a cracked or fractured tooth

  • You have a weak tooth

  • You have a broken tooth or part of your tooth is damaged bydecay

  • You need to support a dental bridge

  • You have a discolored tooth

  • You need to protect a tooth after a root canal procedure

  • You have a dental implant

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

You may have seen someone with a gold tooth, that’s a metal crownmade of gold. Metal crowns can also be made of palladium, nickel, orchromium. They are the most durable with a lifespan of up to 15 yearswith proper care.

Resin crowns

These are generally less expensive but not as durable as metalcrowns. Their average lifespan is 3 to 5 years.

Porcelain crowns

Want crowns that look exactly like your natural teeth? Go forporcelain crowns. They resemble the appearance of tooth enamel.

Porcelain-fused-to-metal (PFM) crowns

These are for people who need crowns that resemble natural teeth andlast longer. They combine the durability of metal and the natural lookof porcelain.

Pressed ceramic crowns

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

No doubt, dental crowns can drastically improve your smile. Call usor drop by our office for an initial evaluation.

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