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Find out why this is one of the most common dental restorations used today.
A dental crown: a tooth-shaped restoration that is completely hollow. Why would our South Charlotte, NC, dentists Dr. Richard Bateman, Dr. Joshua Neubauer and Dr. Emerald Powell recommend that you get a dental crown? What is its purpose and how can it benefit you?
There are many reasons why our South Charlotte, NC, general dentist might advise you to get a dental crown. In most cases, a dental crown offers restorative benefits, but sometimes the advantages can be cosmetic, too. When a dental crown is cemented into place over a tooth it becomes its new outer shell. It’s strong, durable and often stronger than the damaged or weakened tooth that’s inside. In essence, the crown becomes a protective fort for your tooth so that no further damage comes to the tooth.
You may require a dental crown if:
- You have a tooth that is significantly damaged by decay, infection or trauma
- You have a tooth that is fractured or broken
- You have a tooth that has undergone root canal treatment
- You have a tooth that is severely misshapen or discolored
- You have a tooth that is worn down (e.g. teeth grinding)
- You a need to support and stabilize a dental bridge
- You need to complete a dental implant
What goes into getting a dental crown?
Once we determine that you need a dental crown, we will need to prep the tooth first so that the crown can fit over the tooth. If there is decay or an infection present these issues will need to be treated before a crown can be placed.
Next, we will take impressions of your tooth and the surrounding teeth to send to a dental lab. The lab will create your custom permanent crown based on the molds we provide. In the meantime, our South Charlotte, NC, family dentist will need to put a temporary crown on the tooth to protect it.
Once your permanent crown is ready you will come back to our office so that we can remove the temporary crown and then check the fit and bite of your new crown before cementing it into place.
Do you want to learn more about getting dental crowns in South Charlotte, NC? Do you want to find out if you could benefit from this restoration? If so, then it’s time to call Park Crossing Dentistry today.
Dental crowns can improve the appearance of teeth, as well as strengthen teeth that are weak or damaged. Crowns transform the look of teeth that are unusually shaped or have stains, cracks and other imperfections. They can also restore normal functioning, such as biting and chewing, in weak or damaged teeth that were previously unable to perform such functions. At Park Crossing Dentistry, Dr. Richard Bateman, Dr. Joshua Neubauer and Dr. Emerald Powell are your South Charlotte, NC, dentists for dental crowns and other dental procedures.
How Dental Crowns Help
There are many ways in which dental crowns help your teeth. Cosmetically, they give teeth a whole new look. Functionally, crowns strengthen damaged and weakened teeth and restore normal functioning. There are several other ways crowns help, as well. In South Charlotte, the dentists at Park Crossing Dentistry can explain how dental crowns can address the specific concerns you have. Dental crowns help in the following ways:
- When placed as part of a dental implant, crowns replace missing or extracted teeth.
- Crowns can be used to seal a tooth with a cavity too large to be filled conventionally.
- Crowns strengthen and protect teeth that are weak and worn down.
- Crowns strengthen teeth damaged by decay or injury.
- Crowns restore normal functions, such as biting and chewing, in weak or damaged teeth.
- Crowns conceal cosmetic concerns, such as cracks, chips and discolorations.
- Following a root canal, crowns can be installed to further protect the preserved tooth.
- Crowns can be used to anchor a dental bridge securely in place.
Creation & Installation
Dental crowns can be made from porcelain, ceramic, resin or even porcelain fused to metal. Porcelain crowns are popular because the material looks so much like natural tooth enamel. Once placed, a porcelain crown looks just like a natural tooth. Dental crowns are custom made from a mold of the patient’s teeth. The size, shape and color are perfectly matched to the patient’s mouth and surrounding teeth. A dental cement is used to permanently place the crown so it will not come loose or fall out.
Dental crowns can help your smile in several ways, from improving the appearance of cosmetically imperfect teeth to strengthening weak teeth and restoring normal functioning. To learn more about dental crowns, schedule a consultation with Dr. Bateman, Dr. Neubauer or Dr. Powell, your South Charlotte, NC, dentists, by calling Park Crossing Dentistry at (704) 541-5059.
Has your dentist at Park Crossing Dentistry in South Charlotte, NC mentioned that you might need a dental crown, either now or in the near future? If so, chances are you want to learn as much about this dental device as possible. Read on to learn more about dental crowns and if they might be right for you.
What are Dental Crowns?
Dental crowns are tooth-shaped caps that cover or replace your damaged or missing teeth. They can be made out of metal, acrylic, porcelain or ceramic. They can be attached to the existing part of your tooth, attached to the teeth on either side with a dental bridge or securely attached to your jawbone with a dental implant. Once a dental crown is placed, it looks and functions exactly like a normal tooth.
Why Would Someone Need a Dental Crown?
Dental crowns can be used to strengthen or protect your existing teeth or to replace any teeth that are missing. Your dentist at Park Crossing Dentistry in South Charlotte, NC may recommend a dental crown if you have a fractured tooth, a tooth with a large cavity that is too big for a filling, or a tooth that is severely discolored or poorly shaped. Dental crowns are also commonly used after a root canal or to replace a tooth that is badly damaged or missing altogether.
Is a Dental Crown Right for Me?
If your tooth is badly damaged or missing altogether, especially if you have any of the conditions listed above, a dental crown may be right for you. Only a dentist can let you know for sure, however, so if you have any questions, feel free to call dentists Richard Bateman, D.D.S., Joshua Neubauer, D.D.S., or Shraddha Pendse, D.D.S., at Park Crossing Dentistry in South Charlotte, NC to set up an appointment. Our dentists would love to speak to you and to help advise you on what treatment method might be right for you.