Dental Crowns – Charlotte, NC
Restore Your Smile’s Structure and Luster
Do you take excellent care of your teeth and gums? Even if that is the case, your teeth are still at risk of becoming damaged. For instance, you can sustain an injury from an accidental fall or sporting accident. If your teeth are cracked, chipped, or fractured in some way, they’re at risk of further harm and infection. Luckily, Dr. Shirman offers high-quality, custom-made dental crowns to help strengthen and protect your smile. If you’d like to learn more about these modern restorations, continue reading or get in touch with our office today!
What is a Dental Crown?
A dental crown is a personalized cap-shaped structure that is placed over a severely decayed or damaged tooth. It can be made from several different materials, including silver, gold, alloy, ceramic, or porcelain. The restoration is ideal for patients wanting to address chips, cracks, and significant fractures in teeth. With the help of a dental crown, you can avoid the need for root canal therapy or even an extraction.
The Process of Getting a Dental Crown
First, you’ll have a consultation with Dr. Shirman to ensure this restorative service is right for you. He’ll perform a thorough oral examination and explain the process of getting a dental crown, which usually takes about two visits to the office. However, our office also offers CEREC One-Visit Crowns, meaning you can easily improve your smile in fewer visits.
During your initial appointment, Dr. Shirman will remove a thin layer of enamel from your tooth to ensure the restoration fits properly. After your teeth are prepared, we’ll take digital impressions and send them off to a trusted dental laboratory. While they create your final restoration, you’ll wear a temporary crown to protect your teeth in the meantime.
Once we receive your permanent crown, you’ll return to the office, and we’ll place it over your tooth. Before you leave, our team will explain how to properly care for your restoration so you can enjoy a healthy, complete smile for years to come!
The Benefits of Getting a Dental Crown
Dental crowns are the most common treatment available at Dental Wellness of Charlotte. The restorations provide a wide range of benefits, including:
- Improved comfort and chewing ability
- Lower risk of complications down the line
- Protection for natural teeth to ensure they don’t need extraction
- Ability to make dental crown blend seamlessly with existing teeth
- Long-lasting results (over 15 years with proper maintenance)