Dentist in Hillside VA
Dental crowns have both practical and cosmetic aspects to them. They are also sometimes called caps. And they are made out of porcelain, ceramic, or porcelain fused to metal. Our dentist in Hillside VA will take impressions and have a crown fashioned for you that will be fitted to your tooth. So if that tooth is cracked, chipped, decayed, discolored, misshapen, or crooked, you can improve its appearance and its functionality.
In addition to the uses mentioned above, a crown is also useful to restore a tooth back to its full size after undergoing root canal therapy. And crowns are an essential component of dental bridges used to replace missing teeth. So we can say without reservation that crowns are versatile and come in handy in many situations. Getting one from our dentist in Hillside VA will usually mean two sessions. First, impressions are taken so that the dental lab can use them to create a precisely-made crown that is designed just for you. When you come back, our dentist in Hillside VA will fit the crown to your tooth. If any adjustments are necessary, they will be taken care of. Once the crown looks right and feels comfortable, it will be cemented to the top of the tooth and that completes the process. You might be wondering which of the materials we discussed earlier is the best one to have your crown made from. Well, the answer depend primarily on the location of the tooth that is getting the crown. Tooth-colored materials, such as porcelain and ceramic, are ideal for those teeth that show when you smile. Porcelain fused to metal is more appropriate for back teeth, which take the brunt of chewing force.
When you consider all of the advantages that crowns have to offer, there is every reason to call our office and schedule an appointment to determine if your tooth can benefit from having one attached to it.