Crowns

Has one or more of your teeth been damaged due to decay, or as a result of an accident? Then it is likely that our dental office will recommend a crown procedure as a solution.

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Crowns are customized dental fittings which cover the entire surface of a tooth that has been cracked or damaged. Not only will a crown cover up any damage inflicted to a tooth, it can also protect the tooth from further damage by covering up the problem area and making the tooth stronger.

Has one or more of your teeth been damaged due to decay, or as a result of an accident? Let our team evaluate your teeth to see if a crown procedure is advisable.

When Do You Need a Crown?

If you have any of the following issues, you may need a crown covering your damaged tooth:

  • Large cavities- As a replacement for large fillings. If your cavity is large enough, then your dentist may choose to install a crown to prevent irreversible breakage to your natural tooth.
  • Root Canals- Finalizing a root canal. Adding a crown is often the last step in completing a root canal procedure.
  • Broken teeth- Broken or cracked teeth are common issues which can be resolved with a crown.
  • Decaying teeth- If you have neglected your dental care, or if your mouth is simply prone to decay, then a crown may be the best solution for your issues.
  • Aesthetic Issues- Cosmetic enhancement. Crowns can be used to correct aesthetic issues such as uneven teeth and gaps between teeth.

What Can You Expect When You Get a Crown?

Having a crown installed often requires two visits to your dental office in Anderson, SC, and is usually broken down the following way:

  • First visit. Your dentist will create molds or your mouth and teeth, which will be used to create your custom-fitted crown. These molds will also act as temporary crowns and will cover up the problem area in your mouth until the final product can be produced. During this time, the dentist will perform a thorough cleaning of your teeth, removing any decay and sculpting the surface of your tooth so that the crown will fit perfectly when it is installed.
  • Second visit. Your second visit will involve removing the temporary crown and cementing the final restoration.