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?
Basically, a dental crown is a tooth-shaped cap that’s placed over a tooth to restore its size, shape and strength. The cap is permanently cemented over the tooth, 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 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?
Your dentist will remove any decay and prepare the tooth to be covered by a dental crown by removing a minimal amount of tooth structure. Then we’ll take an impression of your mouth and send it to a dental laboratory.
A temporary crown is fabricated and placed on the prepared tooth. This temporary crown protects your tooth and prevents sensitivity until your permanent crown is ready. Once the laboratory-fabricated crown arrives, we’ll permanently cement it to fully restore your tooth.