High-Quality Dental Crowns in Raleigh, North Carolina
Let our dental pros at Raleigh Dental Loft in Raleigh, NC, and the surrounding areas rebuild your smile and restore your confidence with a new dental crown. Call us today at (919) 859-4500 to set up your consultation.
If you suffer from damaged, decayed, or missing teeth, Raleigh Dental Loft in Raleigh, NC can help. Dental crowns are a versatile restorative treatment that can help improve the overall function and stability of your teeth and mouth. A dental crown from Raleigh Dental Loft will enhance your self-esteem, enable you to eat a wider variety of foods, and lead to a healthier, younger appearance.
What Is a Dental Crown?
A crown is the surface of your tooth that shows above the gum line. If the natural crown of the tooth is damaged or decayed, a dental crown, sometimes referred to as a “cap,” is fabricated and placed on top of the damaged tooth. When a dental crown is cemented into place, it completely covers the entire visible portion of a tooth above the gum line.
The purpose of this type of dental crown placement is to protect the remains of the tooth, restore the tooth’s shape and size, and support the tooth structure. Crowns are a versatile tool for dental restoration. They are commonly used after a root canal or to save a tooth with a crack or chips from breaking.
Dental crowns fabricated in a dental lab have the appearance and feel of a natural tooth. Crowns are tooth-colored and custom-designed to match your existing teeth. There are several types of crowns, all constructed from non-metal biocompatible materials, most commonly resin, porcelain, or ceramic.
At Raleigh Dental Loft in Raleigh, NC, we offer dental crowns to treat a wide range of functional and cosmetic concerns. Through computer-aided design, our dental pros customize your crown to fit perfectly over your tooth and blend with the surrounding teeth. Your new crown will have the texture and natural grooves of a real tooth.
What Are the Benefits of a Dental Crown?
Porcelain crowns are an excellent way to improve the look and function of your teeth and mouth. Dental crowns are far less invasive than a dental bridge and far more affordable than dental implants.
The Dental Crown Procedure at Raleigh Dental Loft
Our dentists at Raleigh Dental Loft always consult with patients before starting any procedure. During your consultation, one of our skilled dentists will advise you on your options and make recommendations.
There are several preparatory steps to take before a crown can be placed. First, your dentist will take X-rays of the tooth and surrounding bone to assess possible damage below the gum line. If the root and gums are stable, your dentist will clean, disinfect, and reshape the remaining tooth in preparation for fitting the crown.
Next, our team will make dental impressions for the lab to work from when contracting your crown. The fabrication process usually takes about two weeks. To protect the tooth from further damage, your dentist may place a temporary crown over the exposed tooth and post.
When your new crown is ready, your dentist will remove the temporary crown and replace it with your permanent crown. Although this is a relatively painless procedure, you may opt for a local anesthetic to ensure your comfort during the procedure. Your dentist will make sure the shape and color of your crown are optimal before cementing it into place.
Maintenance and Aftercare
Some patients experience sensitivity or mild discomfort after the placement of a crown. This reaction is not uncommon and, in most cases, can be remedied with over-the-counter pain relief. If the pain is severe, contact your dentist at Raleigh Dental Loft for prescription medication. Your dentist may also recommend oral pastes or rinses to alleviate tooth and gum discomfort.
Contact Raleigh Dental Loft in Raleigh, NC
A healthy natural smile just a phone call away. Raleigh Dental Loft provides patients in Raleigh, NC, and the surrounding areas superior care, and we look forward to discussing your options for dental crown placement. Call Raleigh Dental Loft today at (919) 859-4500 to set up a consultation.