If you have one or more teeth that are damaged or decayed, you may need a dental crown. Smile Lake Anna offers dental crowns for our patients in Spotsylvania, VA, to help restore the appearance of your tooth and get you back to enjoying life again.
We offer permanent crowns to restore your teeth and keep them strong and healthy.
A crown is a type of cap that covers the chewing surface of the teeth. It protects the weak tooth from further damage when dental fillings don’t solve the problem.
Two types of crowns are available: porcelain crowns and metal crowns. Porcelain crowns are made out of high-quality ceramic material and are usually preferred by patients who want to restore their teeth without sacrificing the aesthetics of their smiles. Metal crowns, including gold crowns, are often used on the posterior teeth (back teeth) since they can’t be seen when you smile.
Dental crowns are often used alongside dental bridges as part of a dental restoration treatment plan.
You may need a dental crown if:
A crown can provide several benefits to patients who require them. Some of these include:
In order to place a dental crown, our dental professional will first prepare the area where the crown will go by removing the decayed portion of the tooth. Next, we make a mold of the prepared tooth so that we can accurately reproduce the shape of the tooth. You may need a temporary crown while the permanent crown is being made. When your new crown comes in, we take off the temporary crown and carefully fit the permanent crown over the prepared tooth.
After receiving a crown, there are a few things you should know about caring for your new restoration:
If you are interested in learning more about our dental services and what we can do for you, visit our dental practice today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Michael Clark. We offer a number of restorative dental procedures, and we can help you figure out which one works best for you. We look forward to helping you achieve optimal oral health!