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Dental Crown Charleston SC

Dental CrownsAn Overview

West Ashley Family Dentistry is home to two highly trained and experienced dentists, Dr. James Dickert and Dr. Agatha Lynn. We offer high-quality dental crowns that are custom-made to enhance both function and aesthetics.

Dental crowns can be used to address both cosmetic and restorative dental concerns with lasting results that will preserve the integrity of your natural smile. We are your top restorative dental care team, dedicated to restoring your smile.

Dental crowns can be made from a variety of materials, and we will recommend the most appropriate choice for you depending on the location of the affected tooth and your cosmetic goals. In most cases, color-matched porcelain or ceramic crown is suggested for both durability and a natural appearance.

Common dental crown treatments include:

Same-Day Crowns in Charleston

same day dental crowns in charleston scFor many patients, the need for a new dental crown is due to tooth damage, decay, or the loss of a previous crown. When placing a traditional crown restoration, two separate visits were required before you could walk out with your permanent crown and a functional smile.

Dr. Dickert and Dr. Lynn use advanced CAD/CAM technology to offer the best possible result without the wait. There is no need for a temporary tooth cap. This innovative technology works by using E4D technology to scan an image of your compromised tooth.

Our doctors use this digital image to design and create a custom dental crown before sending it on to our in-office milling system. We can design, create and place a high-quality dental crown during one visit and send you on your way with a functional, comfortable smile.

Digital technology, something we embrace at West Ashley Family Dentistry, enables us to provide the best possible patient experience with more accurate treatment planning, comfortable procedures, and lasting results.

Dental Crowns What to Expect

The dental crown process will depend on whether your crown is being fabricated in a dental lab or completed in our Charleston dentist office using CAD/CAM technology.

The dental crown process will begin with getting your dental impressions. These will be used to fabricate your new custom crown from either a dental lab or our in-office milling machine. We use digital impressions, which means no more messy, gooey trays and a more comfortable experience.

First, we will prepare the tooth to be treated by removing a minimal amount of structure to allow the crown to be securely attached and fit comfortably. If your crown is to be made in a dental lab, a temporary crown may be placed to allow normal function until your final restoration is ready. If your crown is being fabricated with CAD/CAM technology, you will simply wait while it’s being made.

Once complete, your new dental crown will be permanently secured to your tooth. We will make any adjustments to ensure a proper fit and then the crown to blend with your natural teeth. You can expect your new crown to last for many years with proper dental care and oral hygiene.

Dental Crowns FAQs

Is it painful to have a crown put on your tooth?

No. Getting a dental crown placed for any purpose is not painful. You usually get a crown placed following a root canal procedure. During this time, your mouth is numbed with local anesthesia. You are not in pain and will not feel pain during and after treatment.

Can you whiten a crown?

No. Crowns can not be whitened by a dentist, or at home. Crowns are made of a material that does not react with traditional teeth whitening methods. We can however replace your tooth crown with a modern crown that is highly stain-resistant.

Are there any preparations required before receiving my dental crown?

No. You do not need to prepare your teeth or mouth for a dental crown. Placing a dental crown is similar to getting a dental filling, and sometimes it may be completed in a single visit, such as in the case of same-day crowns.

How long do dental crowns last?

How long a crown will last depends on the type of crown you get, how well you take care of your teeth, and other factors. In general, dental crowns can last anywhere from 5 to 15 years with proper care. With regular brushing and flossing, visiting the dentist for regular check-ups, and avoiding hard or sticky foods that can damage your crowns, you can further extend the lifespan of your dental crown.

Are there any alternatives to dental crowns?

Yes! Dental crowns are a popular option for restoring damaged teeth, but they may not be the best choice for everyone. Some of the alternative options available as an alternative for dental crowns include dental inlays, onlays and veneers. Inlays and onlays can repair minor damage, and porcelain veneers can hide imperfections.

how much tooth is needed for a crown?

The amount of tooth that needs to be removed in order to place the crown will depend on the size and shape of your tooth, as well as any existing dental work that the dentist completes. Our dentist will be able to advise you on the amount of tooth that they need to remove in order for them to fit your new crown properly. With our expertise, we will ensure that you get a crown that fits comfortably and securely in your mouth.