Our team of experienced dentists at Fuller Dental in Burlington, NC, offer a full range of restorative dentistry services to help improve the health and appearance of your teeth. Dental crowns may be recommended to treat a wide range of restorative and cosmetic dental concerns.
At Fuller Dental, we are dedicated to providing the highest quality of dentistry to each of our patients. We strive to help our patients achieve a beautiful, healthy smile that will support their long term dental health. As experienced and highly trained dentists, we will ensure that your dental crown is both aesthetically pleasing and supports your long term dental health with a comfortable fit.
Dental Crowns in Burlington, NC
A dental crown is a cap that is placed over a tooth to repair the damage or to change the shape, size, and/or color. It covers the entire tooth and is permanently bonded into place. The crown provides strength, aesthetics, and lasting durable function.
They are stain and decay resistant and can last for many years. Crowns can be color matched to blend seamlessly with your smile for beautiful results. Dental crowns are also the final restoration in a dental implant.
Benefits of Dental Crowns:
- Help improve the look of a discolored tooth
- Strengthen a tooth after a root canal
- Cover a dental implant
- Improve the look of a misshapen tooth
- Restore a fractured tooth
- Replace a filling
Our goal is to create a natural looking, lasting dental crown that fits seamlessly with the rest of your smile.
What To Expect During The Dental Crown Process?
At our Burlington dental office, we want to make sure our patients are comfortable and well informed about their dental procedure. Receiving your new dental crown usually requires two visits to our Burlington dental office.
After a thorough examination of the teeth, one of our experienced cosmetic dentists will remove a small amount of tooth structure. Removing a small amount of tooth structure from the tooth helps get rid of any decay and helps the crown fit more securely on the tooth.
Impressions will be taken of the tooth that is receiving the dental crown as well as the neighboring teeth to get an accurate measure of your teeth and ensure proper fit and placement. These impressions will be used to create a customized dental crown.
In most cases, we will use a temporary tooth crown to provide protection. The temporary tooth cap will be placed on the tooth while the final restoration is being fabricated at the dental laboratory. Once completed, we will try on the dental crown to ensure a proper fit. Once both you and the dentist are satisfied, the dental crown will be permanently bonded to the tooth and gently polished.
Dental Crowns FAQs
How long will my new dental crown last?
How long your new dental crown will last depends upon various factors including how much wear and tear takes place. Generally, most patients find that their new dental crowns last anywhere between five and 15 years. Factors such as your oral hygiene habits, accidental mouth trauma, and preexisting conditions can greatly affect the lifespan of your dental restorations.
Is a dental crown noticeable?
Your dentist will match the appearance and color of your dental crown as closely as possible with surrounding teeth. Choose materials like porcelain and composite resin for a seamless fit. Naturally, a gold crown will stand out over a porcelain crown.
What are dental crowns made from?
A dental crown can be made from a number of different types of material. One of our experienced dentists at Fuller Dental will examine your smile and determine which material is right for you. Materials like porcelain and composite resin can be color matched to help your crown blend naturally.
Schedule A Dental Exam Today
Our Burlington dental office offers a variety of restorative dental services for your convenience. Our team of dentists at Fuller Dental can help you achieve a brighter, healthier smile. Schedule an appointment online or give us a call at 336-290-7401.