At Cary and Cornelius Holistic Dental Centers, Dr. Carl McMillan performs a wide range of preventative, general, cosmetic, and reconstructive procedures that patients can use for their smiles. Using some of the latest techniques and the highest quality materials, they can dramatically enhance the appearance of the smile in an effective way that meets the highest of standards.
When it comes to repairing teeth that are broken, it is not unusual for a dentist to place a crown. However, the process for placing this restoration does not happen overnight, so it is essential in many instances that a temporary crown be placed. Charlotte area patients will have their teeth prepared and impressions made for the fabrication of the crown, but the process can take a week or two at a dental laboratory. Between the preparation and the placement of the final dental crown, the dentist may place a temporary crown. This is a crown that is fitted over the tooth for a short period of time, but not as a long-term repair.
A temporary crown protects the tooth while the patient is waiting for their new restoration. Since the preparation for a dental crown requires that patients have their natural tooth exposed, it is desirable to have something covering it in the interim. Dr. Carl McMillan can easily remove the temporary crown to place the final one, making it a wonderful way to ensure better protection of the tooth.
Our practice offers not only dental crowns, but a wide range of restorative options for patients interested in repairing their natural teeth. In addition to crowns, we also provide composite resin bonding and porcelain veneers, other key players in both restorative and cosmetic dentistry.
If you live in or around the area of Charlotte, the team of Cary and Cornelius Holistic Dental Centers encourage you to book an appointment with them to learn about the advantages of repairing the smile with dental crowns and to understand the process and use of temporary crowns throughout the process.