A dental crown or cap is a covering for the entire surface of a tooth. It helps restore a tooth to its natural size and shape and provides strength to a tooth structure. At the office of Hayes Family Dentistry, we offer high-quality dental crowns that look as natural and function like natural teeth.
A dental crown may be needed for the following reasons:
- Decayed teeth
- Cosmetic enhancement
- Broken or fractured teeth
- To protect a tooth following root canal treatment
- Teeth with very large or fractured fillings
Crowns can be made using a variety of materials, but porcelain crowns are the most popular as they bear the closest resemblance to natural teeth and they are highly durable.
When placing a dental crown, we will start by taking impressions of your teeth which will be used to create your permanent custom crown. The tooth is numbed and prepared to receive the crown by removing decay and shaping it to allow the crown to fit properly. When your crown is complete, it will be placed over the existing tooth structure. We will then examine your bite to ensure that the crown feels comfortable in your mouth. We will also give you instructions on how to care for your crown and details about any follow-up visits or regular checkups needed.
If you believe you need a crown, contact the experts Hayes Family Dentistry. We are located at 3224 George Washington Memorial Hwy., Hayes, VA 23072.