Keeping your teeth in good condition is important for both your overall wellness and the appearance of your smile. Having teeth fixed at the first sign of chips, cracks, or decay, can help ensure an easy repair and allow you to maintain your oral health. We all know things come up, and sometimes getting to the dentist drops off the “to-do” list. Unfortunately, when this happens, dental problems typically deteriorate. In addition, injuries or accidents can instantaneously cause damage to a tooth.
The good news is that there are options for dental problems that cannot be addressed with a simple filling. Dr. McMillan and the team at Holistic Dental Centers can help restore health and appearance to your damaged teeth with the help of dental crowns.
A dental crown looks and feels like a replacement tooth. It can be placed on top of a natural tooth or a dental implant that has been surgically placed into the jawbone. Dental crowns have the appearance of natural teeth and they help restore strength and functionality.
Dental crowns are popular choices when addressing the following issues:
- Teeth that are broken or decayed. Dental crowns are often used to help preserve the natural tooth when it has become broken due to injury or has decay that cannot be addressed with a filling.
- Teeth that have been extracted or have fallen out. Crowns can be used as a part of a dental bridge to help replace missing teeth. They can also be used on top of an implant to complete the restoration.
- Teeth that are infected. When an infection invades the innermost chamber or the tooth where the nerves and blood supply reside, it can cause severe pain, sensitivity, and even abscess. At this point, root canal therapy is often performed to alleviate pain and save the tooth. Root canal treatment leaves a tooth brittle and susceptible to breakage. To protect the tooth, a crown is often placed on top of it.
If you are in Cornelius, Raleigh, or the surrounding areas and would like to learn more about how dental crowns may solve your issues, call the team at Holistic Dental Centers today to set up your consultation.
Holistic Dental Centers
in Cary and Cornelius, NC offer many general and cosmetic options, designed to protect patients’ oral health, as well as overall health and well-being.
Dr. Carl McMillan
is a holistic dentist
with a medical degree from the College of Dental Medicine of the Medical University of South Carolina
. Due to his expertise, he was honored with the International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology
(IAOMT) presidency. He is compassionate towards patients and committed to providing them with safe, toxic-free dental treatments
to help them maintain a happy and healthy smile
Dr. Luis Crespo
obtained his Doctorate of Dental Surgery
from the West Virginia University School of Dentistry. An IAOMT member, he believes prevention is the best medicine and strives to educate both patients and parents on the benefits of maintaining a healthy mind, body, and spirit. He has served underprivileged communities across the world.
Dr. Erin Wilbanks
graduated from Louisiana State University School of Dentistry
in New Orleans with a Doctor of Dental Surgery degree
. She is an accredited IAOMT member, is SMART (Safe Mercury Amalgam Removal Technique) certified and is a member of the Academy of General Dentistry.