If you need to repair a missing tooth or change the appearance of a discolored or unattractive existing crown, an all-porcelain dental crown from McKee Dental Associates in Matthews may be the solution. If you have a broken or decaying tooth, you will likely need to substitute the weakened tooth structure with new material such as porcelain which mimics natural tooth structure.
A crown protects the entire apparent region of a tooth and provides it with a whole new exterior coat. Crowns cover a larger surface area than fillings and are made of a much tougher material. A filling usually only covers a small portion of a tooth. As a result, dental crowns are an efficient and cosmetically pleasing way to repair broken, fragile, or damaged teeth.
What are the Capabilities of a Dental Crown?
A Dental Crown is an extremely reliable cure for severe dental complications caused by accidents, diseases, or wear and tear. Crowns are made of either high-grade porcelain or porcelain fixed to metal. To cure the most severe dental conditions, stronger porcelain and metal products are preferred. Crowns can be used as a long-term alternative where there has been unintended injury resulting in missing teeth, or where teeth have broken out due to heavy wear or as a result of old fillings fracturing.
How Long does it Take to Fit a Dental Crown?
While generally a dental crown treatment only requires a single visit, some cases may need two visits in order to optimize results.
KEY BENEFITS OF DENTAL CROWNS:
- Restores badly broken or decayed teeth
- Looks natural
- Fixes “smile” and functional chewing issues
- Often essential to maintain the tooth’s strength after a root canal treatment.
If you have damaged or decayed teeth, book an appointment for Dental Crown Treatment in Matthews, North Carolina today!
Our doctors may recommend a crown to:
- Replace a large filling when there isn’t enough tooth remaining
- Protect a weak tooth from fracturing
- Restore a fractured tooth
- Attach a bridge
- Cover a dental implant
- Cover a discolored or poorly shaped tooth
- Cover a tooth that has had root canal treatment