Expert Dental Crowns in Matthews

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Rebuilding Your Smile for Confidence and Comfort

At Vibrant Dentistry, we believe that a beautiful smile is more than just aesthetics – it’s a doorway to confidence, well-being, and improved oral health. The good news is that a healthy, beautiful smile is within reach for everyone. When damaged or missing teeth threaten your smile, dental crowns offer powerful solutions to restore function, strengthen your bite, and revitalize your confidence.

What are Dental Crowns?

Crowns are caps designed to cover and protect weakened or damaged teeth. Crafted from strong, natural-looking materials like porcelain or zirconia, they serve as a shield against further decay, fractures, and sensitivity, while also restoring the tooth’s shape and function. Think of them as a beautiful and robust second chance for your tooth!

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When do you need a Dental Crown?

Benefits of Dental Crowns

Dental crowns offer multifaceted benefits:

  • Transforming Your Smile: Cracked, chipped, or discolored teeth? Dental crowns provide a natural-looking, aesthetically pleasing solution, restoring your smile’s beauty and boosting your confidence.
  • Restoring Functionality: Losing a tooth or having a severely weakened one can make everyday tasks like chewing and speaking a challenge. Crowns bridge the gap, restoring lost function and allowing you to enjoy life without limitations.
  • Protecting Vulnerable Teeth: When a tooth is weakened by decay or trauma, a crown acts as a protective shield, preventing further damage and ensuring its long-term health.

Types of Dental Crowns We Offer

At Vibrant Dentistry, we offer a variety of crown materials, each with its own unique benefits:

  • Porcelain Crowns: For a natural-looking, stain-resistant option that blends seamlessly with your existing teeth, porcelain crowns are the most popular choice.
  • Zirconia Crowns: Offering exceptional strength and durability, zirconia crowns are ideal for teeth that bear significant pressure, like molars.
  • Metal Crowns: While less common due to their metallic appearance, metal crowns provide unparalleled strength and longevity, making them a suitable option for back teeth in some cases.

Why Choose Vibrant Dentistry for Your Dental Crowns in matthews?

We believe your dental experience should be as unique as your smile. That’s why our approach to dental crowns centers around personalized consultations, advanced technology, and unwavering commitment to patient comfort.

Expertise

Our team boasts extensive experience in dental crowns, ensuring you receive the highest quality care possible.

Patient-Centered

We take the time to understand your individual needs and concerns, crafting a treatment plan that perfectly aligns with your goals and your budget.

Cutting-Edge Technology

Our team boasts extensive experience in dental crowns, ensuring you receive the highest quality care possible.

A Gentle Touch

We understand dental anxiety, and our compassionate team goes the extra mile to ensure your comfort every step of the way.

The crown placement procedure at Vibrant Dentistry

We understand that getting a dental crown can be daunting. That’s why we walk you through the process every step of the way, from consultation to placement and follow-up care.

Common questions about dental crowns

Whether it’s cheaper to get a crown or a tooth pulled depends on several factors. Extractions are generally cheaper upfront, but crowns can save money in the long run by preserving the tooth and preventing further oral health problems. Additionally, consider the functional and aesthetic consequences of each option. Consult your dentist for a personalized recommendation based on your specific situation.

Both crowns and veneers can improve aesthetics, but they serve different purposes. Crowns address structural issues like severe decay, cracks, or weakened teeth, while veneers primarily enhance the appearance of healthy teeth by masking minor chips, discoloration, or misalignment. Your dentist will help you determine which option best suits your needs.

Crowns can be custom-shaded to match your natural teeth for a seamless and aesthetically pleasing result. Your dentist will take shade measurements and discuss available options to ensure the crown blends seamlessly with your smile.

Whether to crown or extract a cracked back molar depends on the severity of the crack, the remaining tooth structure, and your dentist’s assessment. Sometimes, crowns can successfully restore severely cracked molars, but if the damage is extensive or the tooth is already compromised, extraction might be necessary. Our skilled dental professionals will help you weigh the options and advise the best course of action.

Generally, it’s recommended to wait 6-8 weeks for the gum tissue and underlying bone to heal after an extraction before placing a crown. However, if the extraction wasn’t complicated and the healing process is smooth, your dentist might consider placing the crown sooner. Always follow your dentist’s instructions for optimal healing and successful crown placement.

Dental crowns can last for many years, with an average lifespan of 10-15 years for porcelain crowns and even longer for metal crowns. Proper oral hygiene and avoiding hard foods can significantly extend their lifespan.

While crowns are incredibly strong and durable, they’re not as strong as natural teeth. Avoiding excessive biting forces and hard foods is crucial to maintain their longevity.

Yes, unfortunately, a tooth can still decay under a crown if bacteria infiltrate the margins between the crown and the remaining tooth structure. Proper oral hygiene and regular dental checkups are essential to prevent this.

Porcelain crowns offer the most natural appearance, mimicking the translucency and color of real teeth. Zirconia crowns also provide a highly aesthetic option. We can help you choose the material that best matches your natural teeth.