Do you have a broken down or decayed tooth? You may need a dental crown.
A crown (cap) is a protective covering over a tooth. A good crown will look exactly like a real tooth and will last for many years. It will restore the structure and strengh of a damaged tooth.
The crown is a fixed and permanent solution. The patient should forget that the tooth was crowned. Like natural teeth, you will not able to remove the crown once the dentist places it in your mouth.
Call our Rock Hill office 803-324-7670 or contact us online to make an appointment. We will tell you if a crown is the best solution for your mouth.
Crowns are one of the most common procedures at Cranford Dental.
A crown will strengthen and restore your tooth. It is a good long term solution because it protects your tooth from further break down or decay.
We make the recommendation to get a dental crown based on photos and digital x-rays of your tooth. We also talk to you about how your tooth looks and feels.
Why a Dental Crown?
Here are the main reasons a dentist may recommend a crown for your tooth:
- Fix a tooth that is cracked or broken down
- Replace a large filling that no longer works to hold the tooth in place
- Part of a reconstruction of the mouth that involves dental bridge
- Help keep your tooth if it is damaged or weak. This is especially important if tooth is critical to dental work in the rest of your mouth.
- For cosmetic reasons-If you would like to make natural teeth look and feel better.
- Fixed solution to missing tooth as part of dental implant.
Read our blog post: Do I Really Need a Dental Crown? This will help you view photos and digital records in the dental office. You can feel confident that a crown is the right solution for your mouth.
We will make sure you the patient understands why your tooth needs a dental crown.
Contact our office here or call 803-324-7670. We will be able to answer any questions you have about dental crowns.
One Day CEREC Crowns
We use a CEREC to make and place crowns in one day in our office in Rock Hill. Our dentists make over 85% of our crowns in one day.
With the CEREC we use advanced software to read in data from your tooth. We send the readings to a milling unit. The machine mills the crown as you wait.
Read our blog post: Should I get a One Day Crown? This will help you determine if a CEREC crown is the right solution for you.
Advantages of CEREC One Day Crowns
Lots to like about one day crowns—
- No gunk—Who wants to have an impression tray stuck in their mouth?
- No wait—You are in and out in only a few hours.
- Good fit—Dentist is able to read in a very precise image.
- Beautiful crown—It really does look like a real tooth.
- Amazing technology—Patients view the screen as the dentist scans in the tooth.
- Easy adjustment—If an adjustment is needed the dentist does it immediately.
Actual Case—CEREC crown
For years, this patient was insecure about how her smile looked in photos. In less than two hours her old dark crown was replaced with a cosmetic natural-looking crown, thanks to our Cerec technology. She was happy that she only had to come in for one visit and did not have to wear a temporary crown.
Visit our Gallery to see Before and After photos of crowns that were done in our office. You will see that we make beautiful crowns in our Rock Hill office that look and feel like natural teeth.
Crowns: New Smile for Dr. Cranford
Dr. Robinson fixed Dr. Cranford’s worn down teeth by making dental crowns.
Dr. Cranford is proud of his smile. Crowns (made with CEREC technology) made a big improvement in the way his teeth looked and felt.
Ask him to explain the benefits of teeth that are healthy and line up correctly. He would be happy to show you his new smile.
Dr. Robinson used CEREC CAD/CAM technology to make crowns for her Dad, Dr. Bill Cranford. View her blog post on Making Dr. Cranford Smile to see the big improvement dental crowns made in Dr. Cranford’s looks.
Email our office or call 803-324-7670 if think you may need a crown. Dr. Cranford or Dr. Robinson will give you a fair and honest opinion on the best way to restore your tooth.