Discover Durable, Natural-Looking Dental Crowns at CarolinasDentist
Dental crowns are the perfect fit to strengthen an injured tooth. Dental professionals agree that, when possible, it is best to restore a natural tooth rather than replace it with a prosthetic alternative. At CarolinasDentist, our tooth crowns are precision-engineered to create a beautiful fit and restore full functionality to the injured tooth. Dental crowns cover the “crown” of the tooth, acting as a cap, and that’s how they get their name. Crowns are used to help restore decayed, worn down, cracked or broken teeth. The beauty of a crown is the natural look and fit, giving you that perfect smile.
Can dental crowns be used for restorative or cosmetic purposes?
Dental crowns are frequently used for both restorative and cosmetic reasons. If one or more of your teeth have incurred a significant amount of damage due to tooth decay or dental trauma, a custom dental crown can be used to support the tooth and protect it from further damage. Teeth that are misshapen, discolored, or simply don’t fit in with the surrounding teeth cosmetically can also be covered by a dental crown, instantly enhancing the appearance of the patient’s tooth and their overall smile.
How long do dental crowns last?
Dental crowns can last anywhere from 5 to 15 years. To keep your dental crowns in great shape, we recommend visiting our office regularly for routine cleanings and exams and establishing a thorough at-home oral care routine. We also recommend that you avoid chewing on things like ice, hard candy, and popcorn kernels, as this can damage natural teeth as well as dental restorations like crowns. Our team will advise you on when we believe you should get a new crown, and we can repair minor damage to dental crowns as well.
How can dental crowns be made in a single day?
CEREC dental crowns are designed and created using digital dental impressions and CAD/CAM software in a single morning or afternoon. Once the tooth is prepped to have a crown placed over it, we will run a handheld device over the top and sides of the tooth that will take thousands of pictures. These images are used to create a digital 3-D model of the tooth, and the custom crown is then designed based on these impressions. Then, our 3D printer can create the crown in less than an hour, and our team will secure it over your tooth and make any final modifications necessary.
Discover Our Positively Different Experience
Our mission at CarolinasDentist is to offer positively different family dentistry that’s based on creating meaningful relationships, constantly striving for greater heights, and improving our patients’ lives. Our purpose says it all: “Having Fun. Improving Lives. One Smile at a Time.”
We Use the Most Advanced Technology
We use a suite of leading-edge dental tools and technologies at CarolinasDentist to provide the dentistry of tomorrow, today. Your positive dental experience is our top priority, and our state-of-the-art technology allows us to enhance your comfort, keep you safe and in great health, and maximize your time with us. Your smile will say it all!
Discover Our Trusted Brand of Gentle Dentistry
It’s said that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. This is truly the case when it comes to your oral health, especially if you’re in need of getting a dental crown. Even if you have resolved your pressing dental concerns, you should still visit our dental team for a professional teeth cleaning and exam every six months so we can make sure everything is in tip-top shape. That way, we can deal with problems (like cavities and gum disease) while they’re still small.
During these CarolinasDentist visits, we evaluate your overall oral health and keep you on the right path to maintaining the health of your tooth crowns and preserving your stunning, white smile! For cleanings, we use an ultrasonic scaler that sprays away debris from teeth, which is a big improvement in comparison to the uncomfortable scraping of traditional tools. We are also happy to give you pointers for at-home oral care—including your amazing, new dental crowns.
We’ll meet to craft your personalized preventive oral health program. We take these steps to save you time, stress and money by utilizing preventive care that keeps problems from occurring or stops them in their tracks altogether. Our variety of hygiene services will keep your teeth and gums healthy and limit your risk of future problems.
Some of the Best Restorative Dentistry in NC Is Found at CarolinasDentist
We know it can be stressful to have a dental problem—after all, our teeth are what help us chew, speak, and smile with ease. It’s a tough issue to hide, and that’s where CarolinasDentist comes to your aid. Our good news is that dental crowns restore damaged or decayed teeth, and our dental care team is motivated to solve any issues for you. We’ll bring you in to see what’s going on and layout options for you, and you’ll have the final say in how you want to proceed, be it with dental crowns or another avenue on your path to a stunning smile. Our team always has your best interests at heart, and we’re committed to getting your smile back to great health!
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We make sure our family dentist offices are staffed with highly trained, caring dentists and hardworking team members. From the moment you walk through our doors, you’ll be greeted with a smile and given the first-rate CarolinasDentist experience.