Dental Crowns at Palmetto Family Dental

Every smile tells a story, and at Palmetto Family Dental, we've been privileged to be a part of thousands of them.

What are dental crowns?

Dental crowns, often referred to as "caps," are custom-made covers placed over a tooth to restore its shape, size, strength, and appearance. They can be made from various materials, including porcelain, ceramic, and metal alloys.

Why would I need a dental crown?

Dental crowns are versatile and can address various dental issues:

  • Restoring a broken or worn-down tooth.
  • Protecting a weak tooth from breaking, especially after a root canal treatment.
  • Covering and supporting a tooth with a large filling.
  • Holding a dental bridge in place.
  • Improving the appearance of misshapen or discolored teeth.

How is the dental crown procedure performed?

The procedure typically requires two visits. During the first visit, the tooth is prepared, and an impression is taken. This impression is sent to a dental lab where the crown is crafted. On the second visit, the custom-made crown is cemented onto the prepared tooth. For those looking for a complete restoration, combining crowns with dental implants can be an ideal solution.

How long do dental crowns last?

With proper care, dental crowns can last between 5 to 15 years, depending on the material used and oral hygiene practices. Regular dental check-ups and cleanings can extend the lifespan of your crown.

Ready for a Dental Transformation?

Located in McDonough, Palmetto, Zebulon, or Fayetteville? Schedule your dental crown consultation at Palmetto Family Dental

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