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Dental Crowns

Repair and Restore Your Tooth’s Structural Integrity

When serious decay or damage occurs to your tooth, it’s important that you see a trusted dental professional who can quickly provide the right method of treatment. An exposed and weakened tooth can spell disaster for the rest of your smile, which is why Dr. Patel is happy to provide dental crowns in Virginia Beach. These custom-made restorations offer great stability and beautiful aesthetic, as he is crafted to match your tooth’s natural color, size, and shape, allowing it to blend in with the rest of your smile. To learn how you can get the protection your tooth needs, contact our office today!

Who is a Good Candidate for a Dental Crown?

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Dental crowns are a safe and effective solution if you experience any of the following scenarios:

  • Severe tooth decay that is unable to receive a filling
  • A cavity that is causing your tooth to weaken because of the growth of decay
  • If you recently had a root canal or dental implant placed
  • Serious trauma or injury to a tooth

How Does the Procedure Work?

A dental crown

The process to receive a dental crown takes two visits to the dentist’s office. Dr. Patel will begin by examining the tooth in question before administering the appropriate sedation and/or anesthesia. This will ensure you are comfortable during the procedure.

Once he feel as if you are in a relaxed state, he will begin to clean out your tooth by removing the damaged or decayed areas. After thoroughly removing the debris, your tooth will be filled with composite resin to provide a protective seal. Next, he will file down the tooth and take a dental impression, which will be sent off to a dental lab for technicians to begin crafting your customized dental crown.

We will place a temporary crown over your weakened tooth in the meantime, but once your permanent restoration is ready, you will return to our office to have the temporary removed and the finalized one cemented into place.

What Are the Benefits of Dental Crowns?

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Considered to be one of the safest and most effective restorative treatments available, dental crowns have remained a tried and true solution for decades. Their benefits explain why dentists continue to use them day after day:

  • Restoring a tooth’s structural integrity
  • Repairing a smile and preventing possible reinfection or injury
  • Improved appearance and great confidence
  • Long-lasting
  • Metal-free materials that are biocompatible and hypoallergenic

Technology Used

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Our dental team is committed to providing only the best technology, as it not only allows us to provide greater accuracy and precision, but it also makes it possible to gather the information needed to formulate personalized treatment plans. Some of the available technology we use include:

  • Dexis® Intraoral Camera: This device allows you to see what the dentist sees when discussing a particular area of your mouth. The image is displayed on a nearby screen so you can better understand why a recommended treatment option is suggested.
  • Planmeca® Digital X-Rays: These allow our team to capture digital images of your oral cavity and structure, emitting less than 80% radiation. These images help our dentists to see what is occurring underneath the gum line and inside your teeth, so if decay or damage exists inside a tooth, we can see it.
  • iTero Element 2 Digital Impression System: Gone are the days of cold, messy dental putty. Instead, we use digital impressions to scan the mouth and capture dozens of up-close images that are pieced together to create a 3D impression.
  • i3D Smart Scanner: This device can detect tooth decay and help provide accurate and customized treatment plans. It is also capable of detecting additional issues that may exist within the mouth.