Dental crowns act as caps that cover and protect teeth. They are used to address damaged, misshapen, misaligned, or discolored teeth, as well as hold dental bridges in place. Tooth crowns are also used to cover dental implants. Cracked or broken teeth can be supported by a crown, and teeth with large cavities or worn restorations benefit from dental crown treatment. Made of sturdy porcelain ceramic material, dental crowns strengthen weak teeth and blend in with natural teeth. They are also custom-fit to each patient. At Orchard Hill Dental, dentist in Hendersonville, NC Dr. Jessica Christy and her dental team provide dental crowns to patients because they protect teeth and offer a more stable bite.
Dental Crowns in Hendersonville, NC
How many appointments will it take to get a dental crown?
The dental crown process typically takes 2-3 trips to our office. One appointment will be needed to prepare your affected tooth for the dental crown and take dental impressions. First, we will give you a temporary replacement tooth composed of resin. Afterward, we will send off your dental impressions to our ceramists so that they can craft your permanent dental crown. After 2-3 weeks, your crown will be ready and we will attach the dental crown.
How do I care for my dental crown?
Your dental crown will not require any additional care once it is cemented to your tooth. Maintaining a good oral hygiene routine will help increase the longevity of your dental crown. Additionally, you should see your dentist once every six months for standard preventative care. You should brush and floss your dental crown just as you would your natural tooth.
How long will my dental crown last?
With good oral hygiene habits, your dental crown can last many years. Typically, dental crowns last 15 years; however, they can last upwards of 25 years depending on your dental health. By scheduling regular preventative maintenance appointments with your dentist, you should be able to get many years of wear our of your dental crown.
Will the dental crown procedure hurt?
The dental crown procedure can cause some discomfort. However, our team will take every preventative measure to ensure that you do not feel any pain. Our sedation dentistry options are available to keep you calm and comfortable throughout the entirety of the process.
Request an Appointment
Do you need a dental crown to support a cracked or broken tooth? Call our Hendersonville, North Carolina dental office today at (828) 247-7001 or schedule a consultation online. Dr. Christy and her dental team are passionate about providing treatment options that support healthier smiles.