crowns and bridges
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Dental crowns can help you restore confidence in your smile by covering broken or cracked teeth. At Legacy Dentistry of Virginia, our dental crown procedure will help you transform your smile in as little as one office visit.
If you’re considering a crown to cover up damage to your teeth, call our office today to book an appointment. At Legacy Dentistry of Virginia, your health is our priority and we will help you find a convenient time to come in for a dental crown procedure.
Types of Crowns
There are many different types of permanent crowns that each have different benefits. Crowns made of certain materials can last longer, cost more, and feel better in your mouth. Your dentist can help you weigh all the options and decide which type of crown is best for you.
Common types of crowns include:
- Gold alloy crowns
- Metal alloy crowns
- Ceramic crowns
- Resin crowns
- Porcelain crowns
Additionally, temporary crowns made of acrylic or stainless steel may be used by your dentist if you opt for traditional dental lab crowns. If you choose dental crowns, there will be no need for temporary crowns.
When Should You Get a Crown?
You should consider getting a dental crown if you have suffered severe damage to your teeth. Crowns can repair and mask cracks, breaks, and fractures that make you feel less confident about your smile, particularly if your front teeth are affected. You should discuss getting a crown with your dentist if you have any of the following:
- Cracked teeth
- Weakened teeth as a result of gum disease, etc.
- Worn-down teeth
You will also likely need a crown to protect your tooth following a root canal procedure or placement of a large filling or dental implant. To discuss your need for a crown, schedule a dental visit at our office to get an expert opinion. If you want to minimize your need for crowns in the future, practice good oral hygiene at home by consistently brushing your teeth and flossing.