Porcelain crowns are placed over an entire tooth to restore it back to its original form and function. Crowns (or caps) help to protect and strengthen a tooth that is damaged or decayed and can’t be restored with any other type of dental restoration.
Crowns come in different types, but porcelain is the most popular because they are tooth colored and very durable. Crowns may need to be replaced after several years due to natural wear and tear. Our Raleigh dental office will shape your crown to match your natural teeth, giving you a natural looking, beautiful smile that lasts a lifetime.
Reasons for crowns in Raleigh:
- Broken or fractured teeth
- Enhance your smile, cosmetically
- Tooth decay
- Broken or destroyed fillings
- Fillings larger than normal
- Root canals
What does getting a crown involve?
Crowns are usually placed in two appointments. At the first appointment, Dr. Schmorr will take impressions (molds) of your teeth and use them to make highly accurate crowns. The mold will also be used to make a custom temporary crown. Your temporary crown will be worn for about two weeks while your permanent crown is getting made.
The decay will be removed from your tooth while it’s numb. Then, your temporary crown will be placed and cemented, your bite will be checked to make sure everything is comfortable and working properly.
When you come back to our Raleigh dental office, your temporary crown will be removed and your tooth will be cleaned thoroughly. Your permanent custom crown will be placed. Once again, we’ll check your bite to make sure everything is comfortable and working properly.
Dr. Schmorr will give you care instructions to make sure your crown lasts as long as possible.