Dental Crowns An Overview
Dental crowns are one of the most common restorative procedures performed in our Charlotte dental practice. Serving both cosmetic and restorative purposes, dental crowns can help patients stabilize their bite and enjoy long term dental health. Dr. Durning Moore places dental crowns and high-quality porcelain crowns for a variety of reasons:
- Stabilize a tooth after a root canal
- Address significant decay or tooth damage
- As part of a dental implant or implant supported bridge
- To change the color or appearance of a tooth
A dental crown is customized to the color and shape you need to complement your smile and restore the integrity of a natural tooth. A relatively simple process, the placement of a crown is completed in our Charlotte dental office over the span of a couple of visits.
Inlays and Onlays
A partial crown is often the best solution when there is decay or damage in a larger tooth with multiple cusps. Inlays and onlays are the two types of partial crowns used to restore the integrity of a tooth using a range of materials, including porcelain. Prepared in much the same way as a crown, an inlay or onlay will require two visits to complete.
Are dental crowns covered by my dental insurance?
In many cases, dental insurance benefits will cover part or all of the total cost of a dental crown. Our office will work with you to determine your portion of the total cost of treatment.
How long do dental crowns last?
A dental crown is designed to last for 10 years or more. You can support a long term result with routine dental care and daily oral hygiene. During routine visits with us, we will monitor the condition of your dental crown and address any damage or other concerns promptly.