Sometimes, a tooth needs a little extra support to stay healthy and strong. When that’s the case, the team at Carolina Oaks Dental Care can help! We offer durable, natural-looking dental crowns in Clemson, SC. The custom restoration will restore your tooth’s strength, function and appearance.
What are Dental Crowns?
Dental Crowns are simply caps that are placed on top of your tooth. They are used to protect your tooth from further damage, decay, or prevent your tooth from breaking. Dental crowns add structural strength to chipped, broken, or cracked teeth while also sealing the tooth to keep bacteria and disease out.
When are Dental Crowns Used?
Your trusted dentist in Clemson, SC may recommend using a dental crown for various reasons. Here are just a few:
For teeth that are chipped, cracked, or broken, a crown is used to repair the break, prevent infection and improve the look and function of your tooth.
Diseased or Decaying Teeth
In instances where a tooth has a lot of infection, like a cavity, the dental crown will help salvage the remaining structure and end the spread of infection.
Faded or Worn Fillings
Over time, fillings can become worn down from use. In this case, the skilled team at Carolina Oaks Dental Care will carefully craft a crown to match your tooth for a seamless, natural look. The crown will be used to restore and repair the structure of your tooth while preventing disease.
Assist in Dental Bridge Work
Crowns are a vital part of the dental bridge procedure that is used to replace a missing tooth. In a dental bridge, crowns are used to support a replacement tooth and create stronger teeth.
Preserve and Protect Teeth After Dental Procedures
During some dental procedures, the strength and interior of the tooth can become vulnerable. In this instance, the crown is used to seal the tooth and keep it structurally sound and healthy for many years.
The Dental Crown Procedure
Dental crowns are common procedures that can conveniently be done in the comfort of our serene and relaxing dental office. Usually, the process takes two visits.
During the first visit, our gentle and highly skilled dental team will prepare your tooth for the crown. We will carefully take an impression of your tooth or teeth. The impressions is used to craft a customized crown that will fit perfectly to your tooth.
Once your crown has been individually fabricated, the friendly staff at Carolina Oaks Dental Care will bring you in for the fitting. We will always work with your schedule so you can keep your life running smoothly.
During the crown delivery visit, your trusted dentist in Clemson, SC will delicately fit the crown to your tooth. They will make sure the crown fits perfectly before they bond it to your tooth to ensure the crown has a comfortable fit and looks and feels natural. You’ll be able to leave our office with greater confidence and a healthier smile.