Sometimes teeth need a little extra help to stay strong and healthy, but don’t worry, we have you covered.
The friendly and experienced team at Carolina Oaks Dental Care provides dependable dental crown services in Travelers Rest, SC. We take the time to completely examine your teeth and discuss all of your options with you.
What is a Dental Crown?
A dental crown covers the tooth to protect it from further damage or prevent it from breaking or cracking. It adds structural integrity to a cracked or broken tooth while sealing it from disease and decay.
Why Do I Need a Dental Crown?
Your Travelers Rest, SC dentist may recommend you need a crown for multiple reasons.
If you have an existing filling that has begun to break down, crack, or decay, a crown can be used to repair and restore your tooth.
When you have a cracked or chipped tooth, a crown will serve as both protection and cosmetic improvement.
Teeth With Large Cavities
A cavity may be too large for a filling to be retained in the tooth. In this case, a crown is used to cover and protect the tooth from breaking.
Preserve Teeth After a Root Canal
If you have a dental procedure, such as a root canal, your dentist will need to provide a crown to keep the tooth intact. During some procedures, the strength and foundation of a tooth can become compromised, and a crown will reinforce the tooth and keep it functional for years to come.
Hold Dental Bridges in Place
Crowns are also a very important part of a dental design called bridges. These are used to replace a missing tooth.
How Are Dental Crowns Made?
Dental crowns are simple procedures that are very commonly used to keep teeth healthy. The entire process usually takes two appointments.
In the first appointment, your dentist will prepare the tooth for the crown. Impressions of the prepared tooth, as well as the surrounding teeth, will be made and then sent to a lab, where the crown will be fabricated. You will then return for a second appointment, where the doctor will carefully fit and install the custom-made crown. The professional and gentle staff at Carolina Oaks Dental Care will make sure the crown fits you perfectly so that you walk away with a more comfortable and confident smile.
What Types of Crowns Are Available?
There are many different materials that can be used to make a crown for your tooth. Each different type of crown has different benefits.
Here are a few of the more common crowns used today:
Metal crowns have been used in dentistry for many years,and are extremely strong.
Ceramic and Porcelain
Of all the crowns, ceramic and porcelain made crowns are the most natural looking. They have the same translucent look of natural teeth.
What Type of Crown is the Best For Me?
Every person is different with unique dental needs and preferences. At Carolina Oaks Dental Care, we believe in focusing on the comfort and health of our patients. As you go through the process, Dr. Hamrick will help you decide the best type of crown for you. He will examine your tooth and consider your personal preferences as we work with you to create the perfect solution for you.