Dental crowns are dental restorations that cover chipped, cracked, fractured, or weakened teeth. Our office typically uses crowns as the final restoration for dental implants. They can cap off implants and the connecting abutments to provide a natural-looking prosthetic. Seaside Family and Cosmetic Dentistry offer dental crown treatment in Hampstead, NC. Dr. Michael Weis and his experienced dental team help patients restore their smiles with crowns for a more stable and healthier bite.
How Are Dental Crowns Used?
We can provide patients with one or more dental crowns to:
- Protect a tooth after a root canal
- Restore missing teeth with an implant
- Strengthen anchor teeth for a dental bridge
- Repair chipped or cracked teeth
- Close gaps between teeth
- Cover a stained or discolored tooth
Please contact our office if you have tooth stains or damage that you would like to treat with dental crowns. We can help determine if you require additional treatments as well as how many crowns you will need.
Dental Crown Treatment
To begin treatment, Dr. Weis removes a small portion of the tooth structure. This is done to prepare the teeth for the dental crowns. Dr. Weis will then take impressions of the teeth to send to a dental lab. The dental lab will fabricate the crowns according to these specifications. While the crowns are being created, Dr. Weis will provide you with a temporary tooth cap. In about 2 to 3 weeks, you will return to our office. Dr. Weis will place the crowns on the teeth and make sure they are secure.
If you have an old filling or dental crown, we can replace them for you. Worn, broken, or metal restorations do not blend in with natural teeth and can damage natural surrounding teeth. Receiving new crowns provides stability and security to your teeth and gums.
Dental Crown FAQs
Learn more about dental crowns below:
How long do dental crowns last?
Typically, dental crowns can last from 15 to 30 years. This depends on how you care for your dental crowns. By cleaning your crowns properly and visiting our office for routine visits, we can ensure that your crowns last as long as possible.
Is the dental crown treatment painful?
We use a local anesthetic to numb the treated area that is receiving the dental crown or crowns. Anesthetic prevents pain during treatment. After their treatments, many patients feel tooth sensitivity and soreness in their gums. However, this will pass with pain medications and time. If you have severe pain after your crown treatment, please contact our office so we can find the problem.
Can teeth underneath a crown get infected?
Ill-fitting dental crowns increase patients’ chances of decay. Plaque can build up underneath the crown, impacting the tooth underneath. If you have an old dental crown that is broken or loose, contact us so we can replace it immediately. Properly fitting crowns should fully cover and protect the tooth.
Contact Our Dental Office
Call us for dental crown treatment today at 910-335-4392 or schedule a consultation with us on our website.