Restore Damaged Teeth
Dental Crowns in Holly Springs
If your tooth has been damaged by decay or an oral injury, a crown is often the best way to restore your smile and repair your bite. At Spring Smiles, Dr. Duncan has years of experience successfully restoring teeth with dental crowns in Holly Springs. If you have a cracked, chipped, or decayed tooth, call us today to schedule an appointment!
The benefits of lab-Made crowns
Custom & durable
We offer lab-made dental crowns at our office. Dr. Duncan works with our trusted dental lab where your crown will be custom crafted to ensure a beautiful outcome for each restoration. Our high-quality lab-made crowns provide unparalleled durability and precision. They look and feel just like a natural tooth for a seamless fit in your smile.
Plus, lab-made crowns are typically are more durable than same-day crowns and they may be required in some situations when a same-day crown is not appropriate, such as when your tooth has broken below the gum line.
When Crowns Are Necessary
Do I Need A Dental Crown?
Crowns are typically used to treat extensively decayed teeth that can’t be treated with dental fillings. They are also often used to restore a tooth after it has been treated with root canal therapy or to restore teeth that have been cracked or damaged by dental trauma. Crowns are also more rarely used for cosmetic purposes to cover up a stained or misshapen tooth if an alternative treatment like bonding or veneers cannot be used.
What To Expect
The Crown Placement Process
At your first appointment, Dr. Duncan will begin by cleaning your teeth and numbing your mouth. Then, he will trim your tooth to remove damaged or decayed enamel and shape it into a stable platform onto which your crown can be bonded. Then, he will take dental impressions or use a special imaging device to capture a 3D image of your mouth.
Your dental impressions and images will be sent to our partner dental lab, where your crown will be made. In the meantime, you’ll be sent home with a temporary crown. Then, you’ll come back in 2-3 weeks when your crown arrives at our office and Dr. Duncan will bond it into place permanently.
After placement, the area around your dental crown may bit a bit tender or sore, but this should subside quickly. To care for your dental crown, simply treat it like a natural tooth! Continue to brush twice a day, floss once per day, and come see Dr. Duncan for regular checkups and preventive care.