Dr. Carl McMillan believes in providing Cornelius patients with a wide range of aesthetic and restorative services. This includes restorations such as dental crowns.
Dental crowns are common in dentistry. These restorations are used to cover teeth that are damaged or weak. They are also used to restore dental implants. Dental implants are tooth replacement solutions used by dentists to repair the smile after tooth loss. Dental crowns may also be fused to false teeth called pontics to create a dental bridge. These versatile restorations are available at the Cary and Cornelius Holistic Dental Centers.
Dental crowns are made of porcelain, a material that is typically used in restorative dentistry because it mimics the appearance of natural tooth enamel. This ensures that the restorations are beautiful and blend in seamlessly with the smile. Dr. Carl McMillan finds that most patients are appropriate candidates for these restorations, sometimes called caps. This is because they cover the top and sides of a tooth, like a cap covers the head, and they are bonded in place for many years of restoration.
Dr. Carl McMillan often speaks with patients about the process of receiving a dental crown. Preparation is necessary to remove enamel from the tooth and to have impressions made. The impressions, which are molds, are sent to a ceramist for the creation of the crown. Within about a week, the new crown comes back to the dental office, as does the patient, and he or she gets a new restoration during the second appointment. The process is simple, painless, and can provide a restorative solution that will last a long time.
At Cary and Cornelius Holistic Dental Centers, we encourage patients to learn about dental crowns and other restorations meant to repair the smiles. If you live in the community and you want to work with a quality dental team with comprehensive care, contact Dr. Carl McMillan today.