Do you have worn or injured teeth? Are you replacing your missing teeth with dental implants? Dr. William Harper offers dental crowns to patients in Newport News, VA. Tooth crowns are durable tooth restorations that cover and protect teeth. Crowns are made of durable porcelain ceramic that looks and feels natural. Patients with missing teeth can also receive dental crowns to cap off their dental implants or implant restoration, which can include dental bridges and dentures.
Dental Crown FAQs
Read answers to common questions that many of our patients have about dental crowns:
Am I a candidate for dental crown treatment?
Most patients are good candidates for dental crown treatment. Patients who are in good oral health but require dental implants or treatment for injured and weakened teeth are good candidates for dental crowns. Dr. Harper can also provide dental infection treatments if required before recommending dental crowns.
Do dental crowns damage natural teeth?
No, dental crowns can be used to address tooth damage. Before patients receive one or more crowns, we prepare the teeth by removing a small portion of the tooth enamel. Etching into the enamel ensures that the crown can easily cover the tooth’s surface. This does not cause major damage to the tooth enamel.
How long do dental crowns last?
Dental crowns can last patients up to 30 years if they are cared for properly. Patients should gently brush their dental crowns and floss between them like natural teeth.
Do dental crowns look natural?
Yes, because our tooth crowns are made of porcelain ceramic, they easily blend in with the shade of natural teeth. Crowns are also fabricated to match the shape and size of teeth. Patients do not have to worry about their restoration looking out of place.
Receive Dental Crowns Today
Do you want to address your weakened or injured teeth? Add strength and stability to your smile with dental crown treatment. If you are a new patient of our Newport News office, call 757.414.7227. Current patients may call 757.868.8152. You can also schedule a dental consultation with Dr. Harper online. We look forward to seeing you at your next dental appointment.