Advanced CEREC® Dental Crowns in Holly Springs, NC
Do you have a bothersome, damaged tooth that’s keeping you from enjoying everyday tasks such as eating and talking because of discomfort and tooth pain? Are you unhappy with the appearance of a few of your teeth? You don’t have to settle for a smile that isn’t functioning or looking its best. We proudly offer dental crowns to help you regain great oral health and a beautiful smile. Get in touch with our office to book your consultation!Contact Us
What Is a Dental Crown?
One of the most versatile restorations we provide at Springs Village Dentistry is the dental crown. Dental crowns (also known as tooth caps) are tooth-colored, porcelain caps that completely cover an existing tooth. They are used for both restorative and cosmetic purposes to get your smile back up and running in no time at all!
Reasons You May Need a Crown
Are you wondering whether or not dental crowns are the right restorative option for you? They are an extremely versatile treatment that can be utilized for a variety of dental issues, including:
- Covering Aesthetic Tooth Imperfections
- Protecting a Broken or Cracked Tooth
- Replacing a Missing Tooth by Attaching to an Implant
- Supporting a Weak Tooth
- Strengthening a Tooth After Root Canal Therapy
- & More!
The CEREC Process
Once we decide that a crown is the best choice for you, we’ll prepare your tooth by removing some enamel. This step allows the crown to fit snugly between your existing teeth without looking bulky or out-of-place. Then, we’ll take impressions of your tooth and color match the porcelain to your other teeth. Using our state-of-the-art on-site milling unit, we can design a 3D model of your new crown on our smile preview software and actually fabricate your crown right here at our office. This drastically shortens the amount of time that you have to wait to get your new crown. At our office, you can start enjoying the benefits of a restored smile in no time at all thanks to our CEREC technology!
Do dental crowns protect teeth from tooth decay?
Dental crowns help protect teeth from incurring further damage, and they are excellent at preventing tooth decay. However, harmful bacteria can still affect teeth that are covered by dental crowns and bridges, which is why patients should continue practicing good oral hygiene at home and visit our office for regular cleanings and exams. With a thorough at-home oral care routine, you should be able to keep your crown and the tooth underneath it in great shape.
How long do CEREC dental crowns last?
Sometimes, patients think that because their CEREC crown was made in one visit that it is less durable than a traditional crown. You will be happy to know that CEREC dental crowns can last up to 10-15 years or longer, just like traditional crowns. Of course, there are a number of factors that are involved in how long a crown will last, and our team can let you know when we believe your crown needs to be replaced and complete the treatment for you.
When can I eat after getting a CEREC dental crown?
We recommend that you avoid eating anything until the numbness from the local anesthetic has mostly worn off. It’s also a good idea to avoid foods that are particularly crunchy or chewy for a day or two after your treatment and chew with the other side of your mouth if you can. Once your crown has fully settled on the tooth, there are no food restrictions that you need to worry about, and you can return to your normal diet.
Affordable Crowns in Holly Springs
Restoring your smile doesn’t have to break the bank. We offer a full suite of financial options to make crowns and our other dental treatments as affordable as possible. From accepting most insurance to working with third-party financing, we’ll do everything we can to help you achieve a healthy, happy smile!Schedule a Consultation