Dental crowns are a restorative dentistry solution for patients that need it. At Reedy Creek Family and Cosmetic Dentistry in Raleigh, North Carolina, Dr. Emily Ann Reece helps patients restore their smiles. A dental crown in Cary, NC will blend in with the rest of your smile.
What is a Dental Crown?
A crown is a dental restoration that acts as a cap to cover a tooth. Chipped teeth, broken teeth, tooth decay and cracked teeth can be restored with a dental crown. In addition, crowns are used to cap off single dental implants to restore missing teeth. If you undergo a root canal, we may use a dental crown to support and strengthen a tooth following treatment.
Dr. Reece works with patients to find restorative dental solutions that address their specific oral health needs. If you require dental implant treatment or want to cover a damaged tooth, call Dr. Reece for treatment today.
We may recommend a dental crown for any of the following dental problems or cosmetic concerns:
- After a root canal
- Restore tooth with large cavity
- Repair broken or cracked tooth
- Improve appearance of misshaped or crooked tooth
- Cover stained or discolored tooth
- Close gaps between teeth
- Lengthen teeth
- Other cosmetic dentistry goals
The Dental Crown Process
The dental crown process will take place over a few weeks. You will need to visit our office at least twice during this time.
Dr. Reece will first need to examine the teeth, gums, jaw joints, and other support structures. This is simply to determine if a dental crown is the right treatment for you. If it is, she will create a treatment place that will address the damaged tooth. Our helpful staff will assist you in booking your appointments and answering all your questions about dental insurance and financing.
Prepare the Tooth
At your first treatment appointment, Dr. Reece will prepare the teeth receiving dental crowns. She will need to remove any old crowns or fillings first if any are present. They she will prep each tooth by removing a small amount of the natural tooth enamel and any decay. This step is necessary to create room for the dental crown.
Next, Dr. Reece will need to take several impressions of your teeth. She will use these impressions to create a temporary dental crown and to ship off to a dental lab. The dental lab will use the impression of your teeth to create your permanent teeth crowns.
Placement of Temporary Dental Crown
A temporary dental crown is necessary to protect the tooth until the permanent one is ready. This temporary cap is not as sturdy and you should use caution when eating until your final one is ready.
Placement of Permanent Dental Crown in Cary, NC
After two to three weeks, you will return to our Raleigh dental office. During this last dental visit, Dr. Reece will fit the dental crown on your tooth and secure it for a permanent fit. Once both you and he are satisfied, she will permanently bond the dental crown to the tooth and gently polish it.
Dental Crown FAQs
Is the dental crown procedure painful?
Dental crown treatment is generally pain-free. Dr. will ensure you are as comfortable as possible, offering sedation dentistry options when needed. It is normal to experience mild sensitivity following treatment. These symptoms generally subside within 1 to 3 days of treatment.
What should I do if I have a broken crown?
If you have a broken crown, please contact our Raleigh, NC dentist office for an appointment with Dr. Reece. We try to see dental emergency patients on the same day whenever possible.
Can you replace my old dental crown?
Yes, we can replace your old discolored or damaged tooth crown with a new modern dental crown. If your current crown is causing you tooth pain or appearance issues, we can replace it. We may also recommend other cosmetic treatments to help you enhance your smile.
Is the dental crown procedure painful?
At Reedy Creek Family and Cosmetic Dentistry, we ensure that each patient that undergoes dental crown treatment is comfortable and relaxed. You may experience mild sensitivity following treatment. However, these symptoms generally subside within one to three days of treatment.
What if my dental crown falls out?
Although this is a rare occurrence, if your crown falls out, do not attempt to reattach it with glue or other adhesives. Keep your dental crown a safe place and call our office immediately. Do not use your tooth or implant that has lost the crown until you have visited us for a crown replacement.
Contact Our Raleigh, NC Dental Office
Do you want to restore teeth with dental crowns? Call Reedy Creek Family and Cosmetic Dentistry for comfortable and comprehensive restorative treatment today at 919.646.6294. You may also schedule an appointment with Dr. Reece on our website.