By Hockaday & Baucom, DDS
July 27, 2021
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: dental crowns  

Dr. Susan A. Hockaday Family Dental Practice is here to offer you crowns that are built to protect your teeth for a lifetime. Dr. Susan Hockaday and Dr. Jim Baucom design dental crowns in Charlotte, NC, in just two to three easy visits.

Protecting vulnerable damaged teeth

Disease, decay, and injuries weaken your teeth on top of making them less attractive. If one of your teeth loses its shape or structure to any kind of damage, a durable dental crown can cover it and restore your ability to bite and chew.

Crowns can cover teeth with a variety of specific defects that put them at risk, including:

  • Decay
  • Cracks
  • Wear and tear from bruxism
  • Large fillings

You can also get a crown for cosmetic purposes if a veneer will not suffice. A color-matched crown can go over a tooth that is severely discolored or misshapen, even if it isn't weak or broken.

Options for crowns

Crowns come in a variety of different materials that are all strong enough to withstand normal bite forces. However, some of the materials are stronger or more durable than others. Some materials have more cosmetic value since they look much closer to the way your natural teeth look.

At your consultation, your dentist discusses each of these crown material options with you:

  • Porcelain
  • Porcelain fused to metal
  • Nickel
  • Gold
  • Ceramic
  • Resin

Metal crowns are generally tougher than porcelain, ceramic, and resin and are often the better choice for molars that need a lot of strength for your bite. If you go with a color-matchable option, your dentist takes note of the natural shade of your teeth and might recommend teeth whitening beforehand.

Durable dental crowns in Charlotte, NC.

A single dental crown can strengthen a damaged tooth for years or decades to come. To schedule a consultation with Dr. Susan Hockaday and Dr. Jim Baucom for dental crowns in Charlotte, NC, call Dr. Susan A. Hockaday Family Dental Practice at (704) 553-2348.

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