What Is A Dental Crown?
Dental crowns are created by sculpting porcelain to closely resemble the look of a natural tooth. They are a tooth-shaped “cap” that is placed over a tooth to help restore a tooth’s shape, strength and size. A dental crown can be a perfect choice to recreate the appearance and function of a tooth that has been damaged by decay or trauma.The crown replaces the external portion of the tooth down the the gums in order to help patients create their best smile.Our Harrisonburg Family Dentistry dentist may recommend a crown to:
- Cover a dental implant
- Restore a broken or worn tooth
- Protect a tooth, weakened from decay, from breaking
- Hold a dental bridge in place
- Cover misshaped or discolored
- Support a tooth with a large filling
Cover a tooth that has been treated using root canal therapy
Is A Dental Crown The Right Choice For Me?
3D image of how a dental crown fits over a tooth.Most people are ideal candidates for a crown. This dental procedure can improve the appearance of a damaged tooth while also restoring the tooth’s natural function.After a dental crown is placed, most patients are able to enjoy chewing without pain and are be able to smile with confidence.
How Long Will A Crown Last?
Most dental crowns last between 5 and 15 years. It really depends on the wear and tear the dental crown is exposed to and if a patient takes care of the crown by regularly brushing and flossing. A crown should be treated just like your natural teeth, so regular dental cleanings and dental checkups at our Harrisonburg Family dental practice are important!
What are Dental Bridges?
All of your teeth play an important role in speaking, chewing and in maintaining proper alignment of other teeth. Tooth loss doesn’t necessarily have to occur as you age, but if you do lose teeth they must be replaced to maintain proper function of your mouth. Fortunately, there are options for correcting tooth loss.
Why do I need a dental bridge?
Oral functionality and appearance are important reasons for wearing a bridge. A bridge helps support your lips and cheeks. The loss of a back tooth may cause your mouth to sink and your face to look older.Dental health is the most important reason for a bridge. Teeth were designed to complement each other. Unusual stresses are placed on the gums and other oral tissues when teeth are missing, causing a number of potentially harmful disorders.Increased risk of gum disease has proven to be one of the worst side effects of missing teeth and can be minimized with a bridge.
Schedule Your Dental Crown or Dental Bridge Consultation Today!
If you want to know if a dental crown could be the right solution for your smile, give our Harrisonburg office a call. A consultation with one of our dentist is the right way to answer all of your questions. We’re always happy to answer any questions that you may have about crowns or any of the other dental services we offer.