Porcelain Crowns

Porcelain dental crowns are one of the best ways to repair teeth that are severely decayed or damaged, resulting in a natural looking new tooth.  A crown will help improve your overall “smile appearance” and can be beneficial to help strengthen your teeth as well.

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Porcelain Crowns

What’s the Process for a Crown?

To start, we will schedule an initial consultation to discuss if a crown is the right solution for you and your smile. We will also examine your teeth at this visit. Our doctors and staff will explain everything in detail to ensure you are always comfortable and confident with our decision. If you decide to move forward, we will:

  • Take an impression of your current teeth.
  • Provide you with a temporary crown to wear leaving our office and until the permanent one is set.
  • Remove the temporary crown and clean all surrounding teeth thoroughly.
  • Place your permanent crown.

What’s the Process for a Crown?

To start, we will schedule an initial consultation to discuss if a crown is the right solution for you and your smile. We will also examine your teeth at this visit. Our doctors and staff will explain everything in detail to ensure you are always comfortable and confident with our decision. If you decide to move forward, we will:

  • Take an impression of your current teeth.
  • Provide you with a temporary crown to wear leaving our office and until the permanent one is set.
  • Remove the temporary crown and clean all surrounding teeth thoroughly.
  • Place your permanent crown.

Dental Crown Questions and Answers

If your doctor has recommended a crown to you, it is likely either to correct a broken tooth or to repair a tooth that has been deteriorated due to cavities. The decay in your tooth eats away healthy tooth structure much like rust eats away at metal. If not removed, decay will deteriorate the tooth to the point where extraction is the only viable treatment option. Sometimes, decay is removed, leaving healthy tooth structure, but not much of it. A crown can then be placed, restoring the look and function of your tooth while allowing you to keep your natural, underlying tooth structure. Most crowns are precision-milled porcelain or full metal (gold or silver) and are individually customized for each application in each patient, giving you a natural, long lasting smile.

As always, your comfort and relaxation during our treatment is our priority, so if you are interested in learning more about our Sedation Dentistry offerings, we are happy to discuss those with you.

Your new crown should last for many years to come with proper care and maintenance.  We recommend brushing twice daily and flossing and keeping up with your regularly scheduled cleaning at Mint Hill Dentistry.

You are not alone. Most people want to have a nice smile since it can be one of the first things others notice about you. You may be interested in a few minor adjustments or may have concerns that need more attention. Some smiles can be enhanced with simple teeth whitening or bonding treatments. Other smiles need porcelain veneerscrowns or bridgesgum contouring; periodontal therapy or a combination of these techniques. Our doctors will suggest a treatment plan for you based on your goals, areas of concern and the overall condition of your oral health. Contact us for a complimentary smile evaluation to determine what course of action will produce the best solution for you.

Most dental pain brought on by chewing is caused by a fracture, or crack, in the tooth. Sometimes the pain can be relieved with a crown. However, a fractured tooth can be serious and may require additional treatments to correct. You want to correct the pain as soon as possible to prevent further damage to the tooth. Contact us today to schedule a visit.

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