Perfect Smile

Crowning Glory

If you want a smile that’s your crowning glory, you may need a crown to cover a tooth and restore it to its normal shape and size. A crown can make your tooth stronger and improve its appearance.

The look and function of a crown are considered when choosing the material most suitable for you.  Your dentist will consider the tooth location, the position of the gum tissue, the amount of tooth that shows you smile the color or shade of the tooth, and the function of the tooth.

Metal Crown

Metals used in crowns include gold alloy, other alloys(for example, palladium) or a base metal allow or a base compared with other crown types, less tooth structure needs to be removed with metal kept to a minimum. Metal crowns withstand last the longest in terms of wear down. Also, they rarely chip or break.

The metallic color is the main drawback metal  crowns are a good choice for  out-of-sight

Ceramic Crown

Ceramic crowns provide the best natural color match than any other crown type and may be more suitable for people with metal allergies.


It is manufactured by an innovative Computer-Aided Design/Computer-Aided Manufacturing(CAD/CAM)  technology, which offers a perfect fit and marginal adaptation in the final product.


Natural feel and functionalities.  Unmatched aesthetics.  High strength. Outstanding marginal fit and precision.  Biocompatible-No allergic gingival reaction. 

Why it is necessary to replace missing teeth?

Missing teeth will affect your appearance, directly or indirectly, and make you conscious of your looks.

It may reduce your chewing efficiency and thus may affect your digestive system in the long run.

The Alignment of your teeth may change. Teeth work together and when a tooth is lost, the nearby teeth may tilt into the empty space. Or the teeth in the opposite jaw may shift up or down to fill that space. This can affect your bite and place unusual stress on your teeth.

Chewing only on one side only may also cause “ Shrinking” of your jaw bone. This can change how the lips and cheek are supported.

Teeth that have drifted or tilted are also difficult to clean, this makes them more susceptible to tooth decay and gum disease. In the long run, teeth may be lost.

Drifted teeth are difficult to clean, thus resulting in further complications.

To schedule a consultation or request more information about available services contact Harini B. Reddy, DMD, LLC, General & Cosmetic Dentistry by phone (804) 501–0816 or send email to

You can visit the therapy center at 3000, Hungary Spring Road, Richmond, VA, 23228.


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