Dental Crowns in Holly Springs, NC

Dental crowns are also called “caps” because they are placed over a tooth, completely covering it to change its appearance. Crowns in Holly Springs can be used for a variety of reasons. Your dentist at Axial Dental can provide you with a quality crown to improve the appearance and usage of one or more teeth.

Why Is a Crown Needed?

Dental crowns can be placed to:

  • Protect a weak tooth in danger of breaking or to hold together parts of a cracked tooth
  • Restore an already broken or severely worn tooth
  • Cover and support a tooth with a large filling
  • Hold a dental bridge in place
  • Cover a misshapen or severely discolored tooth
  • Cover a dental implant
  • Change the appearance of a tooth

Types of Crowns

There are several types of crowns available, each with its own advantages and disadvantages, as well as price level. Materials that can be used include stainless steel, metal, ceramic, and porcelain.

Procedure

Placing a crown normally takes at least two visits to your dentist at Axial Dental. During the first appointment, the tooth will be prepared to receive the crown by being filed down a small portion (to make room for the crown to fit). The tooth will first be numbed to minimize pain and discomfort, and any decay will be removed. If a large portion of the tooth is missing, the tooth will alternately need to be built up; your dentist will use a filling material to do this and shape it to support the crown.

An impression will then be made of the tooth, either using a putty/paste or a digital scanner. The crown itself will be made in a dental laboratory using the impression. A temporary crown will be placed on your prepared tooth to keep it protected while waiting for the crown to be created.

Know What’s Next After Dental Crowns

Once the crown has been completed, a second appointment will be needed to have the temporary crown removed, and the permanent one cemented into place.

Dental crowns are effective at treating a variety of dental issues in Holly Springs, but it is important to note that they require the same care as natural teeth. For this dental solution, make an appointment with your dentist at Axial Dental.

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