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A dental crown is a tooth-shaped cap that addresses any number of dental issues. It is essentially a replica of the tooth enamel layer of a tooth that is cast in an artificial material that’s not susceptible to tooth decay. The specific material your dentist, Dr. Alan J. White, recommends will include several factors, including the tooth’s location, its primary function and its prevalence in your smile.

Gold alloy and base metal crowns are known for being very durable. This makes them a good choice for back teeth that are often called upon to chew and grind tough foods.

Here at Dr. Alan J. White, D.D.S., your dentist will usually recommend a porcelain crown to restore a tooth in your smile. The porcelain material can be shaded to match the surrounding teeth, making it appear as if it was one of your natural teeth. This type of crown might also be called for to help augment a dental veneer treatment where one of the teeth in your smile lacks sufficient enamel to anchor a dental crown.

If you have a tooth in need of repair or cosmetic restoration with a dental crown in Staunton, Virginia, you should call 540-886-1979 to schedule an appointment at our office.