Charlottesville residents can rely on Dr. Daniel Bearley and the Bearley Dental team to provide various dental treatment options, including dental crowns. Dental crowns have many uses and can be used to save your teeth if they are damaged. Crowns are made of gold or dental-grade porcelain that effectively protects your teeth if used correctly.
Crowns are designed to cover a tooth so that nothing can get inside or cause further damage. It basically acts as a secure covering that protects the tooth once it has been repaired. By covering a root canal or other repairs, the crown seals the tooth from invading bacteria and restores the shape of the tooth.
Dental implants are a permanent way to replace teeth that have been damaged or extracted. Once the metal posts have been embedded in the jawbone, a dental crown is created in the shape of the lost tooth. It will be made so that it snaps onto the top of the post that is sticking out of the gum line. Dental implants are also beneficial because they help to protect against erosion of the jawbone.
Dental crowns are used to construct dental bridges that can be removed or put in place permanently. Dental bridges are used to replace one or more missing teeth that are affecting the form and function of your mouth. Dental bridges look natural and, in many cases, cannot be identified when compared to your other teeth.
Dr. Daniel Bearley and the Bearley Dental team offer residents living in Charlottesville, VA, the option of including dental crowns in their treatment plan. If you would like to learn more, existing patients need to call (434) 296-8034. New patients must call (434) 443-8034 to schedule their first appointment. We will explain how dental crowns are made and how we can use them to fix your smile.