Dr. Martin has 30 years of experience providing advanced dental care, and he has assembled a phenomenal team at Richmond Smile Center who share his dedication to excellence. We have the expertise and the technology to treat complex cases, and we offer a wide variety of dental solutions.
Restoring beauty and functionality with porcelain crowns
In the past, dental crowns were made of metal. The next step in their evolution was a plastic and metal combination, but the plastic parts wore very quickly. From there, a porcelain and metal version evolved, but it did not look like a natural tooth because the metal base showed through.
Today, we have a refined version of the dental crown that provides ultimate strength, yet the metal base does not show through the porcelain. It is strong, beautiful, durable, and functional. There are also high-strength porcelain and ceramic materials, which do not require a metal base. After an examination, your dentist will determine the best type of crown for your situation. With our advanced technology and materials, your crown will look absolutely natural and stunning.
A traditional fixed dental bridge is a common appliance used to fill the gap where a tooth is missing. Without treatment, a gap can lead to many oral health problems, because the other teeth gradually begin leaning towards the gap. As a result, your bite is altered, and oral hygiene becomes more challenging, increasing your risk of both jaw pain and tooth decay.
Choosing the best tooth replacement solution
For many individuals, bridgework nor dentures are ideal options. A bridge requires the alteration of adjacent, healthy teeth, so that crowns can be placed. Additionally, you may be susceptible to decay and gum disease in that area, leading to premature failure of the appliance.
At Richmond Smile Center, we offer complete dental implant treatment under one roof. Dr. Martin has extensive training and experience in the complexities of dental implant placement, and he is a Diplomate of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists.
Let us help you find the best solution to fill the gap in your smile. Call 804.417.7203 to schedule a consultation at Richmond Smile Center.