Fredericksburg area dentist describes dental crowns
Dr. Olivia Hart and the team at Richmond Family Dentistry assist patients in and around the Fredericksburg community with a wide range of treatments intended to improve both dental health and appearance. Dental crowns offer one way for patients to protect and restore weakened natural teeth, while maintaining the beauty of their smiles.
Dental crowns are a common type of restoration. A large filling, breakage or other trauma can compromise the integrity of your natural tooth. Crowns cover prepared tooth structure and protect the teeth from further damage that might result in the need for extractions and teeth replacement.
As a biological and holistic dentist, Dr. Hart often suggests that her patients consider porcelain crowns. A durable and cosmetic material when bonded to tooth structure, porcelain also represents a metal-free alternative to conventional dental materials for repairing teeth.
Crowns are made by first removing some natural enamel to prepare the treatment site. Then, Dr. Hart makes molds of the natural teeth, which are sent to a ceramist who fabricates the dental crowns according to the shape and size specified by the doctor. The crown is made to match the color of your other teeth so it integrates nicely with the rest of your smile. After the crown is bonded in place, patients can enjoy it for many years by maintaining regular visits with Dr. Hart.
The team at Richmond Family Dentistry is committed to helping patients of all ages achieve and maintain oral health and beauty. Contact them today to book an initial consultation and to learn more about the many ways a smile can be restored and rejuvenated naturally! Dr. Hart also provides oral cancer screenings for new patients during their first visit for the life-long health and attractiveness of their smiles.