Dental Crowns

Restorative Dentistry in Harrisonburg

Restorative Dentistry in Harrisonburg

At Blue Stone Hills Dentistry, we believe everyone deserves a healthy smile, and our mission is to help our patients achieve one. As a leading dental practice serving the greater Harrisonburg, VA area, as well as the JMU community, we're proud to offer a variety of dental treatments to our patients, and we strive to customize treatment to fit any lifestyle. We offer a wide range of preventative general dentistry, cosmetic dentistry, and restorative dentistry treatments. If you've suffered tooth damage from dental decay or trauma, a dental crown can repair and restore your smile.

What Are Dental Crowns?

Dental crowns are permanent, lifelike coverings placed over damaged teeth. Made from high-grade porcelain or a ceramic composite material, the crown is essentially a "cap" that fits over the tooth and is designed to restore both the look and function of a healthy tooth. Dental crowns can be used to repair teeth that are damaged from cracks, dental trauma, or a cavity that's too advanced to repair with a dental filling.

How Dental Crowns Are Applied

The procedure for dental crowns is relatively simple and fairly routine. Normally, the process takes two visits to our Harrisonburg office. During your first visit, we'll clean up any issues with the tooth and prepare it to receive the crown. Your restorative dentist will carefully remove damaged and diseased tissue from the tooth, then shape the tooth so it can receive a dental crown. We'll then take an impression of your tooth before placing a temporary crown to protect it until the permanent dental crown is ready.

After you leave the first appointment, we'll use your tooth impression to create your permanent dental crown, carefully customizing the shape and color to match your natural teeth. This process usually takes a week or two, and once it's finished, we'll bring you in for your second appointment with our Harrisonburg office.

During this appointment, your dentist will remove your temporary dental crown and place the permanent crown, using dental cement or a specialized resin to seal it in place. After making final adjustments for fit and appearance, your new crown will be ready to be a part of your smile.

Caring for Dental Crowns

Caring for Dental CrownsWith your crown in place, it's important to take good care of it and your teeth to ensure your new smile stays healthy. Thankfully, this is pretty straightforward; simply maintain proper oral hygiene, including daily brushing and flossing, to prevent cavities and periodontal disease. Also, be sure to visit your Harrisonburg family dentistry for regular professional dental hygiene appointments. With proper care, your dental crown can last for several years, providing you with a complete, functioning smile you can be proud to show off.

Schedule a Consultation with Your Harrisonburg Restorative Dentist

Dental crowns offer an easy, convenient option to repair a tooth that's been cracked or suffered a major cavity. If you think you may benefit from dental crowns or any other dental treatment we offer, we're here to help. Use our easy online form to request a consultation for restorative dental treatment today. Your Harrisonburg dentist will help you understand your situation, choose the best treatment available, and start on the road to a complete, healthy smile. We can't wait to hear from you!

Blue Stone Hills Dentistry

  • Blue Stone Hills Dentistry - 2342 Blue Stone Hills Dr., Harrisonburg, VA 22801 Phone: 540-433-3625

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