At Family Dentistry of Short Pump in Glen Allen, our dentists can help you look and feel your best with dental crowns.
Dental crowns are a long-term solution for restoring your teeth, and can be made from many materials to suit your needs. Our team is highly rated in the Glen Allen area because we provide the quality care and compassion you deserve at a price you can afford.
What are dental crowns?
Dental crowns are personalized caps that bond to the top of your existing teeth. They can be made of porcelain, ceramic, metal alloy, or composite resin. Porcelain and ceramic crowns look the most like natural teeth, while metal alloy crowns are more durable.
Your dental crown options:
- Porcelain and ceramic crowns: These two options look the most like natural teeth but may not last as long as other types of crowns.
- Metal alloy: Long-lasting and durable, these crowns are made of gold and other metallic compounds, such as silver, platinum, copper, or tin.
- Porcelain-metal fusion: Stronger than standard porcelain crowns, this option gives you both longevity and a natural appearance.
- Resin: Composite resin crowns were developed to be a more affordable option with the look of natural teeth. They require proper care to extend their life.
- BruxZir®: Made from high-quality Japanese zirconia, this option gives you natural shading for a realistic appearance.
Why do I need a crown?
Dental crowns can be used for many purposes, including protecting and restoring your teeth after years of use, closing gaps in your smile, holding dental bridges in place, preventing mouth nerve damage, replacing worn fillings and crowns, covering chipped or broken teeth, or improving mouth feel and function.
What happens when I get a crown?
The process of getting a dental crown is quick and easy. We’ll take an impression of your tooth and send it to a lab where your personalized crown will be created. While you wait for your new crown, we’ll place a temporary cap over the injured tooth. When your new crown arrives, we’ll replace the temporary cap with it. After your crown is placed, it only requires standard dental care. With proper maintenance, and by avoiding behaviors like teeth grinding and jaw clenching, you can expect your crown to last for approximately 10 years.
If you're ready to improve your smile and mouth function, call Glen Allen’s own Family Dentistry of Short Pump at 804-527-2982 today to see if a dental crown is right for you!
BruxZir Crowns and Bridges
BruxZir solid crowns and bridges are created from the highest quality zirconia from Japan. Unlike other high-pressure manufacturing processes for restorations, BruxZir is made with improved light transmission, providing a more natural shade and realistic appearance compared to porcelain-fused-to-metal restorations and full-cast restorations.
Ceramic crowns are composed of materials that are not only extremely strong and durable but aesthetically pleasing as well. The advantage of a ceramic crown is that the crown not only functions like a real tooth but has a natural appearance as well.
Dental crown lengthening is a type of oral surgery that is performed for a variety of dental health problems, including restorative and cosmetic procedures. The surgery involves removing or recontouring gum tissue and sometimes bone with a dental laser to expose more of the tooth’s structure so that it can be treated. The dental laser is extremely accurate and effective, resulting in minimal pain, reduced healing time, and greater chances for successful treatment of the affected area.
A dental crown is a restoration that replaces the top part of the tooth. A single tooth that needs to be completely replaced can be restored utilizing an implant-supported crown. The crown is typically made of porcelain, giving the restoration a natural look.
If you suffer a cracked or broken tooth, your provider is likely to recommend a crown, a custom-fitted cap, to cover it and restore the tooth's shape, strength and appearance. Traditional crowns, when cemented into place, fully encase the entire visible portion of a tooth that lies at and above the gum line.