Dental crowns are an effective way to protect a broken tooth or safeguard a tooth from potential disaster. Crowns allow you to chew on a tooth without the fear of it breaking in half down to the nerve.
Why Do I Need a Crown?
Big fillings are the culprits. Fillings that are only 20% of the tooth are very safe. You still have 80% of the tooth left to chew on and more than enough tooth left to protect the filling. Big fillings that are 55 or 65% of the tooth only leave 35% of your natural tooth left to chew on and protect the big filling. Big fillings are weak and they break. Many times, there’s just not enough tooth left to put a new filling in. That’s the time the tooth needs a crown.
Call Donna at 757-349-8877 and let’s talk about saving your teeth for your lifetime.
Versatile TreatmentRather than supplementing tooth structure (like a filling), a dental crown surrounds the entire visible portion of a tooth. Most people think of a crown to repair a broken tooth, but there are many other applications.
- Restore an area of decay too large for a filling.
- Hold a cracked tooth together.
- Strengthen a tooth that has had root canal therapy.
- Build up a tooth that is severely worn.
- Anchor a dental bridge in place.
- Place on dental implant to replace a missing tooth.
- For cosmetic enhancement of a tooth that is badly discolored, or has an unusual shape or size.
Materials Make The DifferenceIn keeping with the holistic philosophy of using the safest available dental materials that restore oral health and foster whole body wellness, Dr. Evans places BioCompatible crowns. These restorations are made of high-quality bio-ceramics. They are non-reactive (do not corrode from exposure to acids in the mouth) and non-galvanizing (do not trigger electrical current in the mouth). BioCompatible crowns match existing teeth for a beautifully restored smile.
Expect two visits for placement of a BioCompatible dental crown. While your crown is expertly crafted by our professional dental laboratory, your prepped tooth is protected with an interim restoration. In about two weeks, you return to have the temporary removed and the new crown bonded in place.
Health-conscious individuals in the Williamsburg area call Dr. Evans at 757-349-8877 for BioCompatible dental crowns.