When is a Dental Crown Needed?
By Seaside Dentistry
November 19, 2019
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry
Tags: Dental Crown  

How a dental crown from your dentist in Virginia Beach, Virginia can help your smile.

If you have badly damaged teeth which are reducing your ability to chew, you may need a dental crown. Dr. Jason Campbell at Seaside Dentistry in Virginia Beach, Virginia offers dental crowns to help your smile. He proudly serves residents of Virginia Beach, Landstown, and Princess Anne, Virginia and he can help you too.

Dental crowns can give you a much stronger smile. That’s because a dental crown covers the entire visible part of your tooth above the gumline. Dental crowns protect your teeth from breaking by evenly distributing the pressure and stress when you bite down or chew.

Consider dental crowns if you have teeth that are:

  • Fractured or broken from trauma
  • Severely damaged from decay
  • Eroded or chipped from grinding, clenching, or aging

Dental crowns can also give you a much more beautiful smile. That’s because today’s dental crowns are made from porcelain, a sparkling, light-reflective material that closely resembles tooth structure. In fact, when a porcelain crown is placed, it is virtually indistinguishable from a natural tooth. Porcelain is also stain-resistant, so your porcelain crowns will stay sparkling for years.

A full porcelain crown is one of the most aesthetically beautiful crowns, but sometimes you need extra strength. For back teeth, where you need extra strength for chewing, consider a porcelain-fused-to-metal crown, known as a PFM crown. These crowns combine the beauty of porcelain with the strength of a metal underlay.

To find out more about how dental crowns can benefit your smile, and the different types of dental crowns, talk with an expert. Call Dr. Jason Campbell at Seaside Dentistry in Virginia Beach, Virginia today.