Why Do I Need a Dental Crown?

Why Do I Need a Dental Crown?

At Afton Dental, we offer a range of restorative dentistry solutions, including dental crowns, to maintain the health, form, and function of natural teeth. Our restorations are carefully designed to deliver exceptional comfort, strength, and durability.

What Is a Dental Crown?

A dental crown is a cap that encases the portion of a tooth above the gum line to restore its strength, health, shape, size, function, or appearance. Today’s todays aesthetic crowns can be made from a variety of materials; the best crowns are made from porcelain and zirconia. They are closely matched to the surrounding teeth, delivering seamless smiles.

Why Would You Need a Dental Crown?

Your trusted team at Afton Dental may recommend a crown for various reasons. These include repairing deep tooth decay that a traditional filling cannot repair or restoring teeth with large failing fillings. Dental crowns can also cover broken, chipped, fractured, worn, or weak teeth, restoring their strength and natural appearance.

Dental crowns are routinely used since root canal therapy can cause the internal tooth structure to be more fragile and crowns are used to strengthen these teeth after root canals.

They also help restore missing teeth by supporting dental bridges or covering dental implants.

Porcelain crowns serve a cosmetic dentistry purpose by closing gaps or uneven spaces between teeth and masking stained and discolored teeth that don’t respond to traditional whitening. They also improve the size, color, length, shape, or overall appearance of teeth, with incredibly natural-looking results.

What Is the Dental Crown Placement Procedure?

There is a small amount of tooth structure that is removed around the tooth to allow for the thickness of the new crown. An impression of the tooth is then taken using our digital scanner and sent off to a laboratory to be made. We will then make a temporary crown to protect the tooth. 

Unlike dental fillings, which involve the application of the restorative material directly onto the tooth, our dental lab will create your crown from your unique dental impression. The laboratory technician will carefully examine every aspect of your bite and your jaw movements and will sculpt your crown, ensuring normal function. Once in place, your permanent crown will look, feel, and function just like a natural tooth!

Dental Crowns Near Me

Contact Afton Dental in Concord, NC, to learn more about restoring your healthy, functional smile with the help of a dental crown. Our team is committed to utilizing the latest technology, proven techniques, and the best-in-class materials to deliver incredibly lifelike, durable restorations. Call us and schedule your appointment today!