in Archdale, NC
Restore & Protect Your Teeth
With Dental Crowns
Damaged teeth can hurt your self-confidence and cause oral health issues. At Triad Cosmetic Dentistry, we offer custom dental crowns to protect your teeth from further damage, restore your oral health, and complete your smile. Your crown is created to seamlessly blend in with your surrounding smile, filling in any gaps and rejuvenating your appearance.
Discover how Dr. MacDonald can give you a beautiful smile with custom dental crowns by reading our helpful guide below.
What Is a Dental Crown?
A dental crown is a porcelain cap that’s placed on the top of your tooth to cover and protect your natural root structures from damage. We use dental crowns to repair teeth that have been badly damaged or decayed, restoring both their strength and appearance.
Why We Recommend Dental Crowns
Dr. MacDonald typically recommends dental crowns for patients suffering from any of the following issues:
- Chipped, cracked, or broken teeth
- Severely decayed teeth
- Teeth with oversized fillings
- Weakened or worn-down teeth
- Misshapen or discolored teeth
Benefits of Dental Crowns
When you receive a dental crown, you’ll experience a variety of unique benefits, including:
- Non-invasive procedure
- A customized treatment to ensure maximum comfort
- Two appointment process
- Crowns come in natural shades to blend in seamlessly with your smile
- Crowns can prevent the need for further treatments
Our Different Dental Crowns For your convenience, Dr. MacDonald offers two types of dental crowns. See which option might be best for you, and understand how your crown will be made to blend seamlessly with your smile.
Beautiful, Porcelain Dental Crowns
A porcelain crown is made of safe, ceramic material that possesses a translucency that makes them the most cosmetically pleasing of all dental crowns. Many patients choose porcelain over metal crowns because they match the shape, size, and color of natural teeth.
Porcelain crowns are an optimal choice for both front and back teeth, however, some of our patients prefer a porcelain-fused-to-metal crown for their molars so their biting forces remain strong. Our team of Archdale dentists can help you determine which kind is right for you at your initial consultation.
Porcelain-fused-to-metal crowns are a hybrid between metal crowns and porcelain crowns. We first create a shell of metal that fits precisely and comfortably over your tooth. A layer of porcelain is then fused over this metal which gives the crown a natural, tooth-like appearance.
Depending on your unique dental needs, these crowns are sometimes made so a porcelain veneer only covers a part of the crown that’s visible. Porcelain-fused-to-metal crowns are a great option for both front and back teeth, as well as dental bridges.
The Dental Crown Process
At Triad Cosmetic Dentistry, we can complete your smile with dental crowns in one appointment. We’ll start by thoroughly cleaning and examining your teeth, as well as treating any underlying health conditions before creating and placing your crown.
Using our state-of-the-art CEREC system, we can custom craft your crown on the same day in less than one hour. Once your dental crown has been created, we can place it where it’s needed and you’ll be able to leave our Archdale office with a rejuvenated smile that’s uniquely yours.
Frequently Asked Questions
How long do dental crowns last?
Dental crowns last on average around five to 15 years. However, if you take excellent care of your dental crown, it can last up to 30 years. To increase the longevity of your dental crown, make sure to visit your dentist twice a year and maintain a thorough oral hygiene routine at home of brushing twice a day and flossing daily.
How much do dental crowns cost?
The cost of your dental crown treatment will depend on a variety of factors unique to you. Factors such as which crown you choose and if your insurance covers a portion of the expenses are considered when estimating the treatment cost. It’s important to keep in mind that most insurance providers will cover a portion of a dental crown treatment unless it’s being used for cosmetic purposes.
If you have any questions about dental crown treatment and cost, please contact our Archdale office at (336) 434-3186 where one of our team members will be happy to assist you.
Can I replace gold or metal crowns with porcelain crowns?
Yes! All you need to do is schedule a consultation with one of our exceptional dentists at our Archdale office. From there, we’ll perform an examination and determine the best course of treatment. In almost all cases, we’re able to provide patients with a more natural-looking crown in replace of their metal or gold crown.
What happens if I damage my crown?
If you damage your crown, don’t panic. The best thing to do is call our Archdale office right away and schedule an appointment. Don’t attempt to try and fix the crown yourself, as this can lead to further damage. At your appointment, we’ll examine your damaged crown and determine if we can fix it or provide you with a new one.
Complete Your Smile
Our Archdale team is here to help you achieve a complete and healthy smile. With dental crowns, you can rest assured you’ll receive a beautiful smile accompanied by pristine oral health. To schedule your appointment, call our office at (336) 434-3186. You can also reach out by filling out our online contact form, and one of our team members will get back to you shortly. We look forward to meeting you!