Dental Crowns Raleigh NC

Replacement Tooth Crowns

Most dentistry looks like dentistry. Our goal is to provide dentistry that is undetectable. We replace existing dental crowns and fillings with restorations that look and feel like your natural teeth.

Where damage to a person’s teeth is extreme, and apparently beyond repair, we can use porcelain or porcelain “pasted on gold” crowns to make the smile appear “as new”. This is an extremely reliable technique for repairing the most severe of dental problems, even permanently replacing missing teeth to offer a complete smile and a functional bite. We are renowned for the quality of our work and the fantastic changes we make for people using this technology. These treatments are used for a long-lasting correction of major dental problems. It is usual for these treatments to last for 20 to 30 years, which is as close to permanent as dental treatment can get.

Replacing Dental Crowns in Raleigh

Fitting a crown requires at least two visits to our office. Initially, we will remove decay, shape the tooth, and fit it with a temporary crown of either plastic or metal.

On the subsequent visit, we will remove the temporary crown and then fit and adjust the final crown. Finally, we will cement the crown into place and you have a new beautiful looking tooth.

Key Benefits of Dental Crowns

  • Replaces missing teeth
  • Offers support to misshapen teeth or badly broken teeth
  • Looks completely natural
  • Fixes “smile” and functional chewing problems

The Capabilities of Replacement Tooth Crowns

Crown and bridgework is a very reliable solution for major dental problems caused through accidents, diseases or wear and tear. Major problems can usually be corrected using these techniques. Material used in these repairs is either high-grade porcelain or porcelain bonded to gold. A higher strength of the porcelain and gold materials is recommended to treat the most serious of dental problems. Where accidental damage has occurred, resulting in lost teeth, or where teeth have broken away through excessive wear, or as the result of old fillings breaking, dental crowns and/or dental bridges can be used as a long-term solution.

Many people have unexplained pain from filled back teeth, which is usually due to hairline cracks in the chewing part of the tooth. Placing crowns on these teeth relieves the pain and allows a return of full dental function for these teeth. In front teeth, older fillings can both weaken the teeth and cause “appearance” problems due to staining or chipping. Porcelain crowns and bridges are suitable in cases where porcelain veneers are not. In teeth with root canal fillings, crowns can prevent breakage.

Dental Crowns FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)

What is a dental crown?

The crown of the tooth is the white portion that sticks up above the gumline. When the natural crown is damaged, one option for restoring it is with a prosthetic dental crown.

Visit our Dental Crowns page for an overview of the treatment.

When does a person need a crown?

Crowns are necessary when a tooth is cracked or broken, has become decayed beyond the point that a filling can fix, or to protect a root canal treated tooth.

What is the procedure like?

Getting a crown is very similar to having a cavity filled. The procedure takes between 1 and 2 hours and the tooth will be totally numb and pain-free. During the procedure, the tooth is reduced only by the thickness needed for the prosthetic crown. An impression is taken and a temporary crown is placed. After two weeks, you will return to us for your permanent crown.

Does getting a crown hurt?

No. The procedure itself is done under local anesthesia so that you won’t feel a thing. Most patients report little to no discomfort following the procedure.

What are prosthetic crowns made of?

Crowns may be made of porcelain, ceramic, zirconium or a gold alloy. The choice in materials is based on several factors, from the location of the tooth to desired aesthetics and cost.

What will the finished crown look like?

The finished crown will look exactly like a natural tooth!

How do I care for my crown?

The care for prosthetic crowns is the same as that of natural teeth. Simply brush, floss and see us for cleanings regularly!

How long will my crown last?

Crowns can last a lifetime when cared for properly!

Are there any eating restrictions with prosthetic crowns?

No! With your new, permanent crown, you will be able to chew and bite just as you do with your natural teeth.

If you need a crown, please call our friendly team today!

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Red Oak Dentistry

5 out of 5 stars based on 15 Dental Crowns reviews.

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Everyone in the office was very friendly and professional

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Great dentistry practice!

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You will not make a mistake to visit this practice.

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Excellent dental care, wonderful patient interaction, top notch dentist and staff. Highly recommend!

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Very friendly staff

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Raleigh Dentist Review By Thomas W

Have had both routine cleanings and a few other procedures performed. Excellent work and a very personable staff. Great experiences.

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Raleigh Dentist Review By Ann S

The entire office is great and the Dr is very precise which is what you want in your dentist!

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Raleigh Dentist Review By Mary R

Very friendly staff and my procedure went well! ,

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Raleigh Dentist Review By James W

Used a new scanner less impressions for crowns Highly recommend

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Excellent experience!

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Raleigh Dentist Review By Bradley F

Pleasent no pain

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Raleigh Dentist Review By Paul S

Punctual, courteous, and professional. Top notch care and bedside manner.

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Raleigh Dentist Review By M W

Great

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Raleigh Dentist Review By Kristen K

The procedure was so easy and took less time than I expected. The staff were so friendly and were willing to reschedule my appointment when a work emergency occurred.

- Kristen K

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Raleigh Dentist Review By Doug W

Nice transition from Dr. Linville to Dr.King. He has a friendly manner and a very easy touch with a strong awareness of patient comfort. Really glad I don't have to go find a new dentist after Dr. Linville's retirement. He gives you a high level of confidence in his knowledge and care. Very pleased and will recommend this practice readily.

- Doug W

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