Dr. Leonard Hess, your dentist in Charlotte NC, uses dental crowns to restore teeth that are cracked, broken or crooked. Teeth that have decay or have undergone a root canal also benefit from dental crowns. These restorations are versatile and used in cosmetic and restorative dental procedures. 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. This is a common procedure to replace missing teeth in our Charlotte, NC dentist office.
Dr. Hess is your one-stop for replacing missing teeth. Your new restorations will last a lifetime with proper dental care.
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. He will look for signs of decay, stress and instability that could compromise your results using diagnostic x-rays, molds and impressions. This exam will help us to design a personalized treatment plan that will restore the tooth to optimal health and function. We will also use this opportunity to determine if you need other dental treatments to make sure your new dental crown lasts a lifetime.
Tooth Preparation – We will begin the actual procedure once your treatment plan is finalized, and with your consent. Dr. Hess will prepare the tooth (or teeth) by removing a small amount of the natural tooth, and remove any old fillings or tooth crowns. We need to accommodate the new dental crown. Once all cleaned up, we will take impressions of the affected area. These impressions will be sent to the dental laboratory to create your restoration. A temporary tooth cap will be placed on your 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 final placement appointment. Dr. Hess will remove the temporary tooth crown and attach the new dental crown, make any necessary adjustments, and secure it for a permanent fit.
Schedule a Consultation Today
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.