Crowns

Dental crowns are cap-like restorations used to cover teeth affected by decay or damage. They can be used to cover the entire surface of a tooth, or just a part of it, such as the biting surface. They are made from tooth-colored ceramic material and are highly customizable to match the appearance of natural teeth.

What are the Advantages of Dental Crowns?

Dental crowns can restore both the aesthetics and function of teeth. Some teeth may need to be capped to prevent them from being extracted. Some teeth may be damaged due to external trauma, making them weak and leading to their breakage. Dental crowns can bring them back to their full strength.

Crowns can be used for both oral and non-oral purposes. They can be used on a tooth that has been extracted and even on a bridge to hold it in place.

Crowns are long-lasting. With proper care, they can easily last for several years together. They offer excellent functionality as they can be customized according to their fit and feel. You can choose from a wide range of colors and materials to match your natural teeth perfectly.

Procedure for Dental Crowns

For patients who do not have any dental restorations, it will take only one visit to the dentist’s practice to get crowns bonded on the tooth. But, if you have restorations like fillings or veneers, you may require multiple visits to the dentist.

During your first visit, we will conduct a thorough screening of the mouth and determine if you need dental crowns. We will prepare the tooth by removing a thin layer of the tooth enamel. Next, we will take an impression of its surface and use it as a reference for fabricating the crown in a dental laboratory. Meanwhile, we will cover the tooth with a temporary crown made from hardened acrylic material.

When you come for your next visit, we will remove the temporary restoration from your tooth and bond the permanent one on it using dental adhesives. We will verify its fit and contour by taking digital images and checking them on a visualizing screen. If any changes are required, we will make them before polishing the restoration well to enhance its luster and make it indistinguishable from your natural teeth.

Aftercare

You must follow certain precautions when you get dental crowns bonded on your teeth, such as:
  • Avoiding chewing tough foods
  • Not clenching or grinding your teeth
  • Getting regular oral cleanings at home using an electric toothbrush 
  • Visit us regularly for routine checkups.

Lowery Smiles, located in Cary, NC, has expert dentists and the latest amenities for treatment. Call us at (919) 468-5501 and schedule an appointment.

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