Dr. Leonard Hess, a Charlotte, NC dentist, uses dental crowns to restore teeth that are cracked, broken or crooked as well as teeth that have decay or undergone a root canal. A dental crown can be custom designed to color match your natural teeth and can help add stability to your oral foundation. Whether you need a new dental crown or want to replace an old crown, Dr. Hess will provide you with a stable, beautiful result. A dental crown is a common procedure in our Charlotte, NC dentist office.
Dental crowns add strength and protect your natural teeth, improving their function and overall esthetics. Dr. Hess uses porcelain dental crowns in his Charlotte, NC dentist office for the natural looking, long lasting, and stable results.
A dental crown may be needed in the following situations:
- To protect a weak tooth (for instance, from decay) from breaking, or to hold together parts of a cracked tooth
- To restore an already broken tooth or a tooth that has been severely worn down
- To cover and support a tooth with a large filling when there isn’t enough tooth left
- To cover teeth after root canal therapy
- To hold a dental bridge in place
- To cover misshapen or severely discolored teeth
- To cover a dental implant
The Dental Crown Process
Initial Visit – Dr. Hess will conduct a thorough examination of your overall dental health at his Charlotte, NC cosmetic dentistry office. Using diagnostic x-rays, molds and impressions, he will look for signs of decay, stress and instability that could compromise your results. This exam will help us to design a personalized treatment plan that will restore the tooth to optimal health and function.
Tooth Preparation – Once the treatment plan is finalized, Dr. Hess will prepare the tooth/teeth by removing a small amount of the natural tooth structure and by removing an old fillings or tooth crowns to accommodate the dental crown. A temporary tooth cap will be placed on the tooth while the final restoration is being fabricated at the dental laboratory.
Final Restoration – In about 2 to 3 weeks, you will return to our Charlotte, NC dentist office for the delivery appointment. Dr. Hess will remove the temporary tooth crown and attach the dental crown, make any necessary adjustments and secure it for a permanent fit.
Schedule a Consultation
Dr. Leonard Hess offers consultations to discuss your dental concerns. He offers dental crowns in his Charlotte, NC and Monroe, NC area dentist office. Schedule an appointment today with Dr. Hess to discuss your oral health, concerns, and budget to see if a dental crown is the right choice for you.