Dental Crowns

A tooth that is damaged, decayed, or even just discolored can make you hide your smile.

A dental crown can restore both the function and appearance of a tooth, creating a smile you're proud to share. 

Learn how our skilled dentists in Archdale, NC, can provide a dental crown in just one appointment.

What Is a Dental Crown?

A dental crown is a porcelain cap that fits over a tooth. This dentistry procedure can help:
cracked tooth

Repair a
Damaged Tooth

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.

tooth being reshaped for crown

After Root
Canal Therapy

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. 

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Replace a
Missing Tooth

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

During this dental procedure, the tooth is reshaped to allow the dental crown to fit properly and blend with your other teeth. A porcelain crown restores both the function and appearance of the tooth.

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

Our dental team uses state-of-the-art technology to provide the highest level of care possible. Our advanced dental technology includes:


CEREC machine

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

Digital imaging

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. 

Dental Crown Treatment Timeline

This timeline will vary based on the type of dental crown that is placed. Typically, treatment at our Archdale dental clinic may look like this:


Your dentist will examine your mouth and discuss your goals to determine if a crown is the right dentistry option for you. 

Preparatory Treatment

If you need preparatory treatment like dental implant placement or a root canal, this must be done first. If you had an implant placed, you will be given time to heal and allow the implant to fuse to your jawbone.

Tooth Prep

Your dentist will prep the tooth by reshaping it. This allows the porcelain crown to fit properly and blend with your other teeth. 


Using digital technology, your dentist will take impressions of your mouth. These impressions are sent to the CEREC machine or to our in-house lab to craft your crown. 

Temporary Crown

Patients who go the traditional route will have a temporary crown placed to protect the natural tooth structure while they wait for their permanent crown. 

Crown Created

Your custom crown is crafted of durable porcelain right in our office. Same-day crowns take approximately an hour, and traditional crowns take about two to three weeks.

Crown Placement

The permanent crown is bonded to the tooth structure. Your dentist will make any adjustments to ensure that the crown looks and functions like a natural tooth. 

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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. 

What Patients Have to Say About Our Dental Practice in Archdale, NC


Marvin Howard

Archdale, NC


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I had a great first visit at Triad Cosmetic Dentistry,the Dr and the assistant were very professional. I received a thorough assessment and reasonable treatment options.

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Karmen Skeen

Archdale, NC


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Wonderful facility. Very state of the art dentistry. Very kind associates. Great experience

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Triad Cosmetic Dentistry

Triad Cosmetic Dentistry is an advanced office where we use state-of-the-art technology to provide the best care and rapid results. We are a comprehensive practice that offers a range of treatment options to enhance your smile. Our services include:

Request your consultation at our Archdale, NC, practice by clicking here or calling our office at (336) 434-3186

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