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 IN MATTHEWS AND SOUTHPARK?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?Generally the dental crown treatment requires a single visit. But in some cases, to get the optimum results, you might need to come back for another visit. In the latter case, you will be fitted with a temporary restoration and asked to return in a few weeks for the full restoration. You will never be without your teeth!
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.
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