Millions of patients have had a decayed, missing, or otherwise damaged tooth that affects their oral health and appearance.
A crown is a custom cap that can restore a damaged tooth or replace a tooth when combined with a dental implant.
At Smiles for Life Dental Care, serving the Harrisonburg, VA, area, our dentists offer durable and natural-looking crowns.
We Offer Dental Implants
Ideal for Single Tooth Replacement
An implant can be surgically placed in the jaw to support a crow, effectively replacing a single missing tooth and its root. If you'd like to find out if you are eligible for dental implants and which options would be best for your needs, click here to take our 60-second online quiz.
Are Patients Who Choose Dental Crowns Happy with Their Results?
Contact Our Dental Practice
The type of crown that is right for you will depend on your unique needs, goals, and budget. Our dentists can develop a treatment plan that will address all of these concerns.
We serve patients from throughout the great Harrisonburg area from our Staunton and Bridgewater offices. Contact our practice online to ask a question or request a consultation with our dentists. You can also reach us by phone:
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What Are the Uses of Dental Crowns?
These versatile dental restorations offer a diverse range of applications in dentistry:
- If you have a tooth that has chipped, cracked, or suffered another form of damage, a crown can reinforce its structure and bring balance back to your bite.
- For some patients, crowns are used as a cosmetic treatment to enhance the appearance of worn or discolored teeth.
- In addition, crowns are also frequently used as the final phase of root canal therapy.
- If you will be receiving a traditional dental bridge, this type of restoration will typically be secured in place by dental crowns on each end.
- A crown can be secured to an implant to replace a missing tooth
Receiving a Traditional Dental Crown
Receiving a Same-Day Dental Crown
As with the traditional crown process, we will administer anesthesia and sedation as needed.
We will also prepare your tooth for the same-day crown by cleaning and reshaping it.
Impressions and Design
After taking dental impressions of the tooth, the information will be uploaded to the CEREC machine. Using the CEREC software, our dentists can design the crown on-site.
Your crown will then be milled from a block of dental-grade porcelain. The entire fabrication process can be completed in less than 30 minutes, and you can relax with a cup of coffee while you wait or watch your crown be milled. Because the crown is made in our office, there is no need to wear a temporary crown.
Once the permanent crown is ready, we will bond it in place to instantly repair your smile.
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