What Is a Dental Crown?
A crown is designed to provide strength and protection to a damaged tooth. This allows the tooth to look and function like your natural teeth.
During a root canal, an opening is created in the tooth to remove the infected pulp. A dental crown is then placed to protect the tooth structure and prevent further decay.
For patients missing a single tooth, a porcelain crown can be paired with a dental implant. This restores your oral function and appearance.
Take a Look at How a Dental Crown Works
Same-Day Crowns Offer Fast Care
Using CEREC® technology, our dental team can craft beautiful dental crowns in as little as one appointment. This eliminates the need for temporary crowns and can save you time in the chair.
Traditional Crowns vs. Same-Day Crowns
Wondering which type of dental crown is right for you? Both same-day and traditional dental crowns are made of porcelain and are excellent options to restore one tooth or multiple teeth. However, one might be a better choice for you depending on your specific needs. During your consultation at our dental office in Archdale, NC, your dentist will discuss your options and help you determine which type of crown is right for you.
Advanced Technology for Advanced Care
Once your impressions are taken, they are sent to our in-office CEREC machine. This machine mills custom crowns in as little as an hour. This saves you time as multiple visits aren't needed to restore your tooth.
iTero® and CAD/CAM
This dental technology eliminates the need for messy and often uncomfortable dental impressions. Using digital technology, your dentist can scan your mouth to create a precise image to
craft custom restorations.
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Whether you're dealing with a painful damaged tooth or want to improve a tooth's appearance, we are here to help. Our dentists combine their skills and experience with advanced technology to help you achieve a beautiful, healthy, and functional smile.
Everyone deserves to be happy with their teeth. Request a consultation by filling out our online form or by calling our dentistry practice in Archdale, NC, today.
Dental Crown Treatment Timeline
Maintaining Your New Smile
With proper care and maintenance, your dental crown can last 15 years or more. Maintaining your beautifully restored smile is easy. Here are a few tips to help:
Practice Good Oral Hygiene
Be sure to brush your teeth at least twice a day for two minutes. Use a soft bristle brush. Don't forget to floss.
Continue Routine Dental Visits
Routine dental exams and cleanings are important to maintaining oral health. Regular visits at our Archdale, NC, dentistry practice will let our dentists check your teeth for any concerns.
Be Mindful of Certain Foods
Be mindful of hard or sticky foods that may damage your crown. If possible, bite and chew these foods with teeth that do not have a crown or other restoration.
Don't Use Your Teeth as a Tool
Do not use your teeth to open packages or bite your nails. It could damage the porcelain as well as your natural teeth.
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