Dental crowns can provide structural support, prevent further decay, and restore your dental function. These restorations can also improve the appearance of broken or discolored teeth. Dr. W. Davey Crockett places custom-made, lifelike dental crowns at his Richmond, VA practice. At Davey Crockett Dentistry, we use highly lifelike materials, including IPS e.max®, so your crown will have an attractive, natural-looking color and sheen that blends with your smile
A dental crown can restore your smile, alleviating discomfort and increasing your confidence.
Is a Dental Crown Right for You?
A dental crown may be an appropriate restorative option for oral health issues such as:
- Severe decay or cavities that is too large for a filling
- Cracked, weakened teeth
- Worn or disproportionately small teeth that affect the overall force of your bite
- Dental infection that requires root canal therapy
- Severe cosmetic blemishes, such as dark internal stains
- Misshapen teeth
Before Dr. Crockett can place a crown, you must have healthy gums. If you currently suffer from gum disease, he will typically provide periodontal care before supplying your new restoration.
The Importance of Dental Crowns
Crowns are one of the most versatile types of restorative solutions, and can address many different concerns. Once your crown is in place, your tooth will be much stronger, and you should enjoy more complete dental function. Your crown can also prevent further damage. By fortifying your tooth, a crown can keep a crack from growing larger, and can also prevent the spread of decay. In addition, the natural-looking appearance of these restorations can help you to enjoy a brighter, more even, and more youthful smile.
When you visit our practice, you will also benefit from Dr. Crockett’s decades of experience. Although your oral health is his first concern, he is also a pioneer in cosmetic dentistry. With his detail-oriented approach and our extremely lifelike materials, your crown can blend seamlessly with the rest of your teeth.
Placing a Dental Crown
Before he can place a dental crown, Dr. Crockett will need to alter your tooth to remove decay, make room for the restoration, and create a stable base. This process is performed using conservative, gentle techniques, and we provide dental sedation for your comfort.
We will conservatively reshape your tooth to create a stable base for a crown.
Once your tooth is prepared, we will take detailed impressions. Our in-house lab technician will use these molds to craft your crown, which will fit the shade and shape of your smile. Our office provides a variety of materials to choose from for your restoration. For optimal results, we often recommend IPS e.max®. This material has a slight translucence, giving it a natural, lifelike appearance, while retaining incredible strength.
It will usually take about two weeks before your crown is finished. While you are waiting, we can provide a temporary restoration to prevent sensitivity. Once the final crown is complete, Dr. Crockett will make sure that it fits correctly before securely attaching it to your tooth for a completely restored smile.
Restore Your Smile
A dental crown can restore your smile, alleviating discomfort and increasing your confidence. To learn more about crowns and our advanced techniques, contact Davey Crockett Dentistry today.