Benefitting the smile with the right dental crowns from your Richmond dentist
Restorative dental care used to mean limited choices. In the early days of dentistry, metal crowns were a standard type of repair. Advances in dentistry allow Dr. Olivia Hart and the team at Richmond Family Dentistry to repair damage with a number of different materials. As often as possible, she addresses dental issues in their earliest stages when a metal-free dental filling can be placed quickly and effectively. Sometimes such as when a cavity has grown very large, dental crowns may be needed to appropriately restore tooth structure.
At Richmond Family Dentistry, Dr. Hart is careful to perform restorative care in a way that promotes both oral and general health. She wants restorations to last several years, and to have a positive impact on your smile. Only materials that have no negative effect on the body are available at her practice.
Dental crowns may be used in various situations. Most commonly, crowns are placed on top of broken or significantly damaged teeth. These covers are also used on top of dental implants, which are permanent tooth replacements. An implant post heals within the bone tissue of the jaw and replaces the lost tooth root. Once the post is integrated into this stable foundation, a metal-free crown is added for restored chewing function and a naturally beautiful smile.
Today, many dentists restore damaged teeth with “tooth-colored” crowns. While pleasing to the eye, the common porcelain fused to metal crown does pose allergy risks for some patients so some aesthetic options aren’t necessarily healthy. Metals in crowns and implants have characteristics that prompt chemical responses in the body. Richmond Family Dental avoids that domino effect of metal in the mouth by providing long-lasting, healthy, beautiful restorations made from biocompatible ceramic materials. Materials such as ceramic and porcelain are incredibly strong, look like natural teeth, and produce no unhealthy side effects. Your smile will not only look healthy, it actually will be!
Dr. Hart is committed to promoting authentic oral and general health. All new patients receive oral cancer screenings, and existing patients receive excellent ongoing dental care. Contact us to schedule your visit with her.