Crowns are among the most common procedures performed by dentists. Some crowns used in root canal therapy. Crowns and root canal treatment often go hand-in-hand because the placement of a crown usually means there has been significant tooth decay or damage to natural tooth structure. This damage sometimes results in the death of the innermost portion of the tooth – the pulp.
To restore the tooth, the Richmond Smile Center team will remove the decay and then access the innermost chamber. The area is cleaned, disinfected, and then filled. In many cases, a crown will be placed to provide strength and protection. If root canal therapy is not needed, Dr. Martin will prepare the tooth for a crown by reshaping the tooth structure. Filling material may be used to help build up the existing tooth.
Other restorative dental work options available at the Richmond Smile Center include:
- Dental Implants
Generally, the options above are listed in order of the severity of the condition to be treated. For instance, veneers may be used to correct the enamel that has eroded due to the tooth grinding or clenching. Fillings are used to fill cavities as decay works its destructive way through the tooth. Bridges, dental implants, and dentures are all tooth replacement options.
Within these broad categories of restorative procedures are many features that distinguish Richmond Smile Center from other dental practices. Dr. Martin and his team can handle every aspect of the implant procedure in-house. This means you or your loved ones don't have to be shuffled around from one specialist to the next. You get to remain at the Richmond Smile Center, the professionals you already know and trust.
Dr. Martin and his team are also inspiring patients to rethink their perception of dentures. By taking into account how your teeth interact with other structures of your mouth, Dr. Martin's Fountain of Youth Dentures™ help to prevent the common complaints associated with conventional dentures, such as poor fit, slippage, and the bone loss that can alter the way dental appliances fit and ultimately how you chew, speak, and look.
Restorative dental work done the Richmond Smile Center way has the potential to transform your life.To experience the approach for yourself, call 804-417-7203.
Last Updated - February 2016
Back To Dental Restoration and Full-Mouth Reconstruction Home Page