If you have discolored or worn teeth, you can benefit from dental crowns in Charlotte, NC. Also known as dental caps, dental crowns cover teeth and dental restorations. Visit Stewart Dental Group for complete restorative dental services under one roof.
Dental Crown Treatment in Charlotte, NC
When treating patients with dental crowns, Dr. Randall Stewart and Dr. Melissa Stewart will prepare the tooth receiving the crown by removing a bit of the tooth structure. This preparation ensures that the dental crown will fit securely onto the tooth. Dental impressions will then be taken of the tooth or teeth receiving the crown. After several weeks, the permanent crowns will be inserted.
Did you know that the color of porcelain dental crowns can be matched to neighboring teeth? Porcelain dental crowns can be virtually unnoticeable if matched properly. Dental crowns can be made from a variety of other materials, including:
- Stainless steel: Patients of all ages can benefit from this economical option. Stainless steel is durable and is a great option for back teeth and molars.
- Porcelain Ceramic: Reflective porcelain dental crowns blend in with natural teeth and can be color-matched to existing teeth.
- Zirconium: Zirconium provides a crystalline look and is less susceptible to cracking than other dental crown materials.
- Gold and Metal Alloy: Metal is strong against wear and tear. It can also take pressure from biting and chewing. Metal crowns are great for molars as they are in the back of the mouth and not as noticeable.
- Porcelain Fused to Metal: This option provides all of the benefits of porcelain and metal crowns as they are durable and look and feel natural.
Dental Crown FAQs
How long do dental crowns last?
Dental crowns can last up to 30 years without needing replacement with proper dental care, and routine visits to our dentist. Some crowns can last a lifetime if a durable material is used.
Am I a candidate for dental crowns?
Broken teeth that still have the tooth root intact can receive dental crowns. Patients with missing teeth may also receive dental implants, dentures, or dental bridges which can be covered and protected with dental crowns. Treatment may be needed for patients with tooth decay, but they can receive dental crowns after the infection is removed, often through a root canal procedure.
Is it painful to receive dental crowns?
A local anesthetic is used to numb the tooth that is receiving the dental crown, so the procedure shouldn’t be painful. You may feel some soreness after the procedure, but this should pass.
Can dental crowns fall out?
Dental crowns can come loose as a result of tooth damage or decay. We will monitor the condition of your dental crown during routine dental care visits. If you notice any changes in the fit or comfort of your crown, or if the crown falls out, contact our office right away. We will give you advice on how to address the problem. Our staff can also help you schedule an appointment.
Schedule A Dental Exam and Dental Crowns Treatment Today
Do you have damaged or weak teeth? Strengthen your teeth and dental restorations with dental crowns in Charlotte, NC. Call Stewart Dental Group for dental crowns at 704-255-4256. You can also request a dental exam online with our dentists today.