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Over time, teeth become weakened by years of constant biting and chewing, as well as a regular diet of acid-rich foods and tooth-staining beverages. We may love our red wine, but sadly, our teeth do not.
Perhaps your teeth are marred by unsightly stains, or you suffer from chipped, cracked, or even broken teeth. Maybe nighttime grinding is finally taking its toll, or your dental filling fell out when sampling the wrong foods.
Whatever the cause, your teeth withstand much wear over the years, so it’s only natural to require some additional care from time-to-time. This is where dental crowns become an excellent remedy when your natural tooth needs a little extra help.
A dental crown provided by Goochland Dentistry will repair, support, and save a damaged tooth that needs restoration and in the process can offer cosmetic advantages too.
A crown is like a cap that fits snugly over your tooth. Instead of garish metal, these days they are made from porcelain for a much more realistic and natural-looking appearance. Porcelain crowns provide durability, unlike other materials, making them a fantastic alternative to your natural teeth.
What to expect after getting a dental crown.
Hey, this is Dr. Peter Murchie at Goochland Dentistry. I want to speak to you about what to expect after having a crown.You may experience some soreness in the area where the numbing was administered, and you also may have sensitivity to hot, cold, and sweet foods, water, and drink.
Your temporary will protect your tooth and enable you to chew, but it’s important that you avoid sticky food and avoid flossing around your temporary.
If your temporary becomes dislodged, clean the underside with a toothpick, fill the temporary with toothpaste, and put the temporary back on your tooth.
Call our office, and we’ll have you come in to recement the tooth and it’s possible we may have your final crown.Give us a call at (804)3634513, thank you!
For front-facing teeth, there’s no better aesthetic solution than Emax crowns. Made from a specialized type of glass called Lithium disilicate, an Emax crown provides an incredibly life-like substitute that can withstand heavy wear and tear. Dr. Murchie often recommends Emax crowns due to their phenomenal durability, strength, and attractive appearance.
Color-matching is available and based upon your natural teeth to create the flawless smile that you have always wanted. The team can assist you in choosing the correct color for your crown.
Once Dr. Murchie and you agree a dental crown is the best treatment for your situation, two appointments will be scheduled. At the first appointment, your tooth will be numbed so Dr. Murchie can remove the damaged or decayed areas of the tooth. Next, an impression will be made and provided to the dental lab so the crown can be custom-made to fit your tooth. Finally, Dr. Murchie will make you a temporary crown to wear while your actual crown is being made.
About a week later, at your second appointment, the actual crown will be cemented to your tooth and properly sized to accommodate your bite.
During this entire process, Goochland Dentistry will ensure your questions are answered and you are as comfortable as possible. You will receive great care from our highly trained and experienced team.
Real Patients Real Results Before and After Results of Our Patients
Bridges. Steve was congenitally missing upper and lower front teeth and wanted to improve his smile with bridges. We used 3 porcelain bridges with layered zirconia to improve his smile.
Dental bridges are a great solution for missing teeth that we recommend for many of our patients at Goochland Dentistry. While a crown covers an existing (but damaged tooth), a bridge is used when teeth are missing. As the name suggests, this procedure serves to “bridge the gap” where there are missing teeth.
These bridges, also referred to as pontics, anchor to a crown on either side of the bridge, which holds everything together. A fixed bridge will not only repair missing teeth, but it will also preserve your bone health, as well, particularly within your jaw.
Most patients prefer a fixed bridge because it requires none of the constant maintenance and mess of a removable piece.
We use modern technology for the design process, with digital imaging capturing the intricate details of your mouth which allows us to create a more precise-fitting bridge. These impressions allow our team to custom-design a bridge that fits seamlessly between your two crowns. The software also enables us to offer color-matching, so your new bridge does not mar your smile in any way.
Whether you are missing a single tooth or multiple teeth, Dr. Murchie and his highly skilled team will combine a high-quality dental procedure with the care and compassion that you deserve.
Contact us today to check availability for your consultation!
Placing Dental Crowns on Dental Implants
This is Dr. Murchie. I hope you’re doing well today. You have been through the process of having your dental implant placed and everything is healed, so now it’s time to actually put the tooth on the dental implant. The first visit for this aspect of it, of making the crown is we have what we call a scanning appointment. So we remove the little healing cap that’s on the implant place, a reference cap that then we use to scan the tooth, or scan the dental implant so that the lab can make the final crown for you. We then send that information to our laboratory.
They manufacture the final crown for you, and you go home with the healing cap in place for about three to four weeks. Our lab then uses their digital technology to manufacture and mill the final crown. When we receive it back from our laboratory, we remove the healing cap, put the final crown in, make sure that your bite looks good, your teeth feel comfortable, and you’re able to chew well. And most importantly, you like the way it looks. Thank you very much.
NEW 3D PRINTER AT GOOCHLAND DENTISTRY
Hi, my name is Amelia from Goochland Dentistry.. We actually 3D print many of our devices here, including night guards and temporary crowns. How it works is we actually design what we need on our software and we go ahead and send it to our Sprint Ray 3D printer.
So here’s the 3D printer going up and down, and we’re printing the model. You can see it moving. It prints just a little bit layer by layer. And this will give you kind of an idea of how things go here.
So this is a quick example of a night guard that I recently 3D printed. We have our platform and then we have our night guard material here. So how it works is the platform actually dives into the material and it goes in layers, multiple layers, until it finally pours your night guard. So this is our night guard that we just printed with the Sprint Ray 3D printer. And the next step is we’re actually going to put it in our washer, and that uses water and alcohol to clean all of this excess material off like this. So this is our final night guard from Goochland Dentistry.. Come in and get yours today.