Dental Crowns in Easley, SC

Whether you need to make a cosmetic change to a tooth or it requires some repair work to restore it to health, a dental crown can be the right treatment for it. Easley Family Dentistry is proud to provide quality crowns to the patients of Easley, SC to restore and ensure good oral health.

What is a Dental Crown?

A dental crown is a prosthetic that is permanently fixed onto a tooth. It can be used either cosmetically or restoratively in a number of ways. Crowns can be made from several different materials, including stainless steel, all metal (such as gold), all resin, all ceramic, or porcelain-fused-to-metal. At Easley Family Dentistry, because we want to create the most natural-looking restoration, we prefer to use porcelain or ceramic, which can be colored to match the surrounding teeth. For teeth located in the back of the mouth, where more chewing force is exerted, a porcelain-fused-to-metal crown may be recommended as they are stronger.

What are Dental Crowns Used for?

Dental crowns have numerous uses and can be recommended to treat several issues, such as to:

  • Restore a tooth that has been affected with severe decay and requires a large filling
  • Protect a tooth from breaking
  • Hold together parts of a cracked tooth
  • Hold a dental bridge in place
  • Cover a dental implant
  • Cover a misshapen or severely discolored tooth, or make some other cosmetic improvement

Crowns are made in a dental laboratory, but temporary crowns can be made in your dentist’s office in Easley, SC and placed on a tooth while the permanent crown is being made.

How are Dental Crowns Placed?

It will take two appointments to our office at Easley Family Dentistry to have a crown placed in Easley, SC. During your first visit, the tooth or teeth receiving a crown will be prepared. This requires a small portion of the tooth material to be removed. This creates sufficient room for the crown to fit comfortably into place. Your dentist will make an impression of the prepared tooth, then place a temporary crown onto it until the crown is ready. You will then return to our office to have the temporary crown removed and replaced with the permanent crown to improve the health and/or appearance of your smile.

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