Dental Crown: Protecting Oral Health
posted: Sep. 25, 2014.
Some people need a complete smile makeover to achieve a more attractive looking set of teeth. But in other cases maybe all a patient needs is to have one or two teeth modified with a process called a dental restoration. One of the most popular types of restorations is a dental crown.
What Is a Dental Crown?
A dental crown is an artificial tooth restoration that is designed to mimic the look of your natural teeth so that it fits right in with the rest of your teeth. As the name states, the artificial tooth sets in place over your natural tooth like a crown rests on top of someone’s head, except the crown is bonded to the surface so that it stays put permanently.
Benefits of Dental Crowns
As a dental crown provider in Charlotte, Drs. Hockaday and Baucom will tell you, crowns have a number of benefits, such as:
It is generally a more permanent and reliable option compared to veneers
With good care a crown can last anywhere from five up to 30 years, which is largely dependent on how you take care of them
Porcelain dental crowns usually maintain their beautiful shine, luster and color, even when they come in contact with foods and beverages that can stain the teeth
Getting the Process Started
The process of getting a dental crown isn't as complicated as it sounds. You can have your “perfect smile” in as little as two or three relatively short appointments. The first step is to have an initial consultation at our Charlotte dental practice. Call our office at (704) 553-2348 or visit hockadayandbaucomdds.com to request a time.
Are you a patient of Hockaday & Baucom, DDS? If so, we would love to hear about your experiences below!