dental crowns

A well-crafted crown helps you maintain a healthy, happy smile despite damaged or imperfect teeth. Visit us right in Rock Hill and we’ll perform a thorough examination to determine if a crown is the appropriate option for your situation.

What is a dental crown?

A dental crown is a tooth-shaped full coverage restoration placed over a tooth to restore its size, shape, and strength. A well-made crown helps you maintain a healthy, happy smile despite damaged or imperfect teeth. The dental crown is permanently cemented over the natural tooth, most of the time fully encasing the visible portion of the tooth.

 

why do i need a crown?

Your dentist at Culp Dental may recommend a crown for the following reasons:

  • To strengthen a tooth broken with a large filling when there isn’t enough tooth left to hold the filling

  • To attach dental bridges

  • To restore a broken (e.g. chipped or cracked) tooth

  • To protect a weak tooth from breaking

  • To cover discolored or badly misshapen teeth

  • To cover a dental implant

What is the procedure?

The process begins with an impression which is used to make a temporary crown. The tooth is then prepared for crown fabrication by the dentist removing a small amount of the natural tooth structure. Once the laboratory-fabricated crown arrives, the final crown is permanently cemented to the remaining portion of the natural tooth.

Interested in scheduling a consultation at our Rock Hill, SC dental clinic? Call 803.324.2921 now.

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