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FAQs About Dental Crowns

Dental crowns restore your smile in more ways than one and are individually crafted to accommodate your needs. Below we'll cover some common questions, but to learn a whole lot more contact Dr. Travis Bell, Dr. Janna Civils, and Dr. Rebecca Howe in Greensboro, NC.


How Is a Dental Crown Used?

A crown is a cap that is crafted to be in the shape of a tooth. It can be made out of different materials, including metals and other more tooth-colored choices, but their role remains to protect the tooth. To not only return to it its appearance but allow it to perform its intended function.

The types of teeth that require protection are those damaged due to cracks or wear, and those that have been saved by a root canal, since the procedure requires so much of the tooth to be removed.

They are also recommended when a cavity is too large for a regular filling.

If you are missing a tooth, to replace it, a crown is also used in conjunction with either a bridge or a dental implant.


What Is the Procedure Like?

Your tooth has to be reshaped to accept the crown. This requires that some structure of the tooth be removed, and sometimes built up. We provide all our patients with on-site dental crown services, using CEREC Same-Day Crowns.


How Long Do They Last?

Crowns typically last between 5 and 15 years, but several factors influence how long this will be for your own. But with proper care, they can last for many years.


Dental Crowns in Greensboro, NC

To find out more, make an appointment today with Dr. Bell, Dr. Civils, and Dr. Howe in Greensboro, NC, by dialing (336) 274-8386.

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