Drs. Monroe and Monroe are general dentists in Southern Pines, NC who restore a structurally unsound tooth with a dental crown. A dental crown, or ‘tooth cap’, can be used as a restorative or cosmetic dentistry treatment. Whether you need to replace an existing restoration or have a tooth that needs a crown, we can create a custom tooth crown that looks and feels like your natural teeth. A dental crown can be used to address:
- Chipped teeth
- Broken teeth
- Mishappen teeth
- Cracked teeth
- Discolored teeth
- Stabilize a tooth after a root canal
- Restore a missing tooth along with a dental implant
A dental crown can be made of porcelain, metal or a combination of the two, depending on the location and patient preference. A porcelain tooth crown is typically recommended for aesthetics and durability, especially for teeth that are visible when smiling. The dental crown covers the entire tooth, like a cap, and is permanently cemented into place.
The Dental Crown Process
Consultation and Exam – One of our Southern Pines, NC dentists will perform a comprehensive consultation and exam to determine if a dental crown is the correct treatment for your dental concerns. They will examine your teeth, gums, mouth, and jaw joints then prepare a treatment plan that addresses the health concerns as well as the cosmetic goals.
Preparation of Teeth – At the first visit, impressions will be taken and the affected tooth will be prepared for placement of the crown. A temporary restoration will be placed for normal function between visits.
Placing the Dental Crown – Your dental crown will be custom made in a dental laboratory according to Drs. Monroe’s specifications in approximately 2-3 weeks. Once ready, it will be permanently bonded to your tooth and adjustments will be made to ensure a comfortable fit.
Schedule a Consultation
If you are interested in learning more about getting a dental crown in the Seven Lakes, NC, Southern Pines, NC, Foxfire, NC, Pinehurst, NC and Aberdeen, NC area, contact our office today to schedule an appointment. Drs. Monroe and Monroe provide comprehensive consultations that begin with an extensive oral health exam to ensure optimal results.