Natural teeth are strong and durable. They are intended to last a lifetime. Sometimes, situations occur that make it impossible to keep a natural tooth, as damage can make a tooth more susceptible to becoming irreparable. When patients are faced with trauma or disease that has affected their dental health, they may need to provide their smile with proactive care to ensure extraction does not become a reality. Dr. Carl McMillan offers dental solutions to patients in and around the Raleigh area such as dental crowns.
Dental crowns are porcelain restorations used in dentistry all the time. These restorations, also known as caps, are made of ceramic because this material is both strong and beautiful. The crowns are custom-fabricated for patients and made to bond over teeth that may have become weakened by procedures such as root canals or extremely large fillings that have affected the overall structure of the tooth. Dental crowns are also placed over abutments of dental implants to replace a single tooth. These versatile restorations are available at Cary and Cornelius Holistic Dental Centers.
Dental crowns are meant for protection. They can add extra structure to a weakened tooth to keep it from breaking further and requiring extraction and replacement. They are made with strong materials so that if there is trauma to that tooth, the restoration will break before the actual tooth structure does.
If you live within the area of Raleigh, book an appointment with Dr. Carl McMillan today. We highly recommend visiting the Cary or Cornelius Holistic Dental Centers for your general and restorative dental needs as we provide comprehensive care for patients of all ages in our facility. We treat patients like family and truly care about those who are receiving care in our state-of-the-art practice located in the community.