Dental crowns can restore the form and function of teeth that have become structurally compromised due to trauma or treatment for decay and other issues. They can also be used to replace a lost tooth in conjunction with a dental implant. At our Denver, NC practice, Dr. Frank Avason has over a decade of experience providing his patients with natural-looking dental crowns. Valuing each patient as an individual, Dr. Avason will work with you and determine a customized treatment plan to address your needs.
What is a Dental Crown?
A dental crown, sometimes called a cap, is a tooth-shaped restoration used to strengthen damaged teeth. Crowns can be crafted from various materials, including porcelain and zirconia. Used in a variety of procedures, crowns serve both cosmetic and functional purposes. The high-quality dental materials available today can be customized to blend with your surrounding teeth for a seamless and dazzling smile.
If you have suffered dental trauma, tooth decay, or tooth loss, a dental crown may be an option for you.
An implant-supported crown is used to restore a dental implant for the purpose of replacing the entirety of a lost tooth. Rather than being seated on a tooth, a crown can be attached to an implant using a connector (abutment). A dental implant is placed during an oral surgery procedure. The presence of the implant will prevent the bone atrophy that occurs following tooth loss, helping to maintain your oral health. Dr. Avason places and restores dental implants at our family practice.
Candidacy for Traditional Dental Crowns
During your initial consultation, Dr. Avason will review your needs and help determine if a dental crown is right for you. A traditional dental crown can:
Placing Dental Crowns
First, any problems with the tooth must be addressed. This could include removing the decayed portions of the tooth, performing root canal therapy, or both. Once the tooth has been treated, the doctor will reshape and smooth the tooth in preparation for your crown. After the tooth has been prepared, impressions will be taken. These molds will be sent to a dental lab to guide the fabrication of your new crown.
A trained ceramist will custom-craft your new crown to achieve a precise fit. This process typically takes about one to two weeks. While you wait for your restoration, a temporary crown may be placed to protect your tooth. Once we receive your crown from the lab, we will place your crown during a second visit. Carefully checking your bite, Dr. Avason will make any necessary adjustments before bonding the crown into place.
Schedule a Consultation Today
If you have suffered dental trauma, tooth decay, or tooth loss, a dental crown may be an option for you. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Avason, contact us online or call our office at (704) 820-9797. We look forward to helping you achieve the oral health, comfort, and confidence you deserve through our personalized treatment.
“Your smile is one of the first things someone notices about you—let us make it shine.” DR. FRANK AVASON III