Dental Crown Cary NC

If you have a damaged tooth or a tooth with severe decay, you will most likely need a dental crown. Dr. Zhang uses this prosthetic device as a restorative dentistry treatment to restore teeth. Dental crowns allow teeth to function normally again. It is a vital solution that helps patients improve their oral health, preserve their natural teeth, and avoid tooth extractions. Dr. Jack Zhang can provide you with a dental crown in Cary, NC to restore your tooth and your oral health.

What is a Dental Crown?

A dental crown, or cap, is an overlay that covers the visible part of a tooth. It is a permanent dental restoration that will protect the tooth and the filling that your dentist places in the tooth. The cap will go all the way to the gum line, encasing and protecting the whole tooth.

We will design your crown to mimic your tooth’s natural color, shape, and size. Dental crowns are typically made of porcelain. However, we can create one in gold, platinum, or silver. The coloring of the crown depends on the material we use.

Once it is in place, the cap provides structural support and protection for the now-weakened tooth. This will prevent the tooth from enduring further harm.

Dental Crown in Cary, North Carolina

Types of Dental Crowns

We typically create dental crowns from porcelain. However, it is important to offer them in other materials. The purpose of having multiple options is to tailor the choice to the specific needs and preferences of each patient. Factors such as the location in the mouth, visibility, strength, and cosmetic concerns will help influence which material your tooth crown is made of. Dr. Zhang will work closely with you to determine which type of dental crown will work best for you and your needs. It is important to balance functionality and aesthetics for the best long-term outcome.

  • Solid Zirconia Crowns
  • Ceramic Crowns
  • Porcelain-Fused-to-Metal/Zirconia Crowns
  • Gold Crowns
  • Conservative Onlays and Inlays

At Kildaire Family and Cosmetic Dentistry, we want you to feel confident and satisfied with your smile. We believe that sometimes damaged or infected teeth need to be repaired in a way that gives you the same confidence as having beautiful natural teeth would. Our mission is to give you a healthy and gorgeous smile that makes you happy and self-assured.

Dental Crown Benefits

Dental crowns offer versatile solutions for both functional and aesthetic dental concerns. They play a crucial role in preserving oral health, restoring functionality, and enhancing the overall appearance of a person’s smile. They provide multiple benefits to our patients including:

  • Dental crowns are an excellent solution for an existing tooth that has too much damage for a filling.
  • For teeth that are very weak, a crown will strengthen the structure and provide essential protection.
  • Crowns are customized and have an easy recovery period.
  • Crowns are a cost-effective solution that lasts, on average, between 5 and 15 years.
  • They can provide support for a dental bridge by acting as the anchor for the restoration.
  • Following a root canal, a dental crown will give the weak tooth protection and strength to prevent further damage or fracture.
  • Crowns can improve the appearance of misshapen or discolored teeth, enhancing overall smile aesthetics.
  • Combined with a dental implant, a dental crown can replace a single missing tooth to restore natural function and appearance.
  • By encasing a damaged tooth, crowns protect the tooth and prevent further deterioration and damage.

Dr. Jack Zhang’s Dental Crown Services

Restore your smile with a custom tooth crown that looks and acts just like a natural tooth. Kildaire Family and Cosmetic Dentistry believe that not only is it important that your teeth are healthy and preserved, but equally important is how you feel about the way your smile looks.

With modern dental technology, we can create a crown in a simple office visit that requires minimal recovery time and will completely transform your damaged or broken teeth.

Dr. Zhang will need to examine your teeth and mouth first. Then he will prepare an individualized treatment plan to address your health concerns and cosmetic goals.

Next, Dr. Zhang will prepare the tooth for the dental crown. He will need to remove old fillings or restorations if they are present. He will also shave off a good portion of your natural tooth structure. This creates a solid foundation for the dental crown.

Dr. Zhang will try on the dental crown to ensure a proper fit at your final appointment. Once satisfied, he will cement it onto a natural tooth. The last step is to gently polish the new tooth crown.

Dental Crown FAQs

Learn more about dental crowns by reading through our frequently asked questions section. If you have further questions or concerns, please contact our dental office during regular office hours.

How long will my dental crown last?

The life of a crown varies from patient to patient. However, with proper diet and good oral hygiene, you can extend the life of your dental crown. In most cases, they last eight to fifteen years. However, with the proper dental care and a great oral hygiene routine, they can last even longer.

Can I whiten my tooth crown?

You can not whiten a tooth crown using traditional teeth whitening methods. However, you can take steps to prevent stains and reduce the effect of discolored teeth by reducing your coffee and soda consumption and using smokeless tobacco if you are a smoker.

Do I always need a dental crown after a root canal?

Yes, following root canal treatment, your dentist should reinforce the tooth with a dental crown. Without structural reinforcement, your tooth becomes very susceptible to further decay, fractures, and tooth damage.

Does dental insurance cover a dental crown?

Dental insurance often does cover a portion of the cost of dental crowns, especially when the procedure is medically necessary. Crowns are medically necessary when a patient needs them due to decay, fracture, or other dental issues. However, coverage can vary depending on the chosen type of crown and the terms of the specific insurance plan. You. should review your dental insurance policy or speak with your provider. They will inform you and help you to understand the extent of coverage for dental crowns in your situation. 

What should I expect after I get a dental crown?

It is normal to experience some sensitivity afterwards. This should fade in a short period of time. Sometimes it takes a crown awhile to settle properly and this can cause some patients mild soreness. If you experience pain while biting, please contact us for a follow up visit to see if the crown is tooth high on the tooth. If the crown comes loose or falls out, please reach out to us immediately.

Contact Our Cary, North Carolina Office

Do you want to treat damaged or discolored teeth? Call Kildaire Family & Cosmetic Dentistry at 919-823-7107 or request a consultation with Dr. Zhang online for dental crown treatment today.