It is important for patients to protect their smiles over the years to ensure that it is not negatively affected by trauma, decay, or disease. Dr. Carl McMillan of the Cary, NC area are dentists who make suggestions for patients based on the knowledge they have and the evaluations they have completed. Men and women who are struggling with weak or broken teeth may benefit from the placement of dental crowns.
Dental crowns are sometimes referred to as porcelain “caps.” They can enhance the smile and cover teeth that may otherwise be susceptible to further damage or decay. They cover all sides of the tooth. When fabricated based on specific information, they can look natural and provide patients with a beautiful way of restoring their smiles.
Dental crowns are common in both general and cosmetic dentistry. They can keep teeth that are weak from breaking and needing extraction. They can also restore dental implants, acting as a false tooth, and restoring the function and beauty of the smile. Dental crowns are also used to fuse to false teeth called pontics to create a dental bridge.
For placement, dental crowns do require some preparation. Patients will have to have a substantial amount of tooth enamel filed off the tooth. Then, impressions are made of the tooth and sent to a dental laboratory. This is where the cap is made with specific instructions from the dentist. Once completed, the crown is sent to the dentist for placement. After the dental crown has been bonded to the tooth structure, it will last many years with proper care.
At Cary and Cornelius Holistic Dental Centers, we encourage patients to take the time to learn about the advantages of placing dental restorations such as crowns. Crowns, veneers, bridges, and other repairs can be made in our state-of-the-art practice with biocompatible dentistry. We provide holistic services not available by every dentist and ensure all that we do is for the benefit of both the smile and the body. Contact us today to book a consultation visit and initial examination with our dedicated team of professionals.