About Dental Crowns
To repair and protect broken teeth, deep discoloration, significant decay, and other problems, dental crowns cover the entire tooth. At DentalWorks - Wake Forest in Wake Forest, NC, crowns (sometimes called caps) are strong, durable covers that fit snugly on top of the visible portion of the tooth in cases where a cavity is too large to be filled with a tooth-colored filling or if the tooth is broken and needs a shield. Crowns may also be used to mask a discolored tooth as well as to add to the stability to a bridge. Crowns by our dentists at DentalWorks - Wake Forest may be metal, porcelain, or ceramic, depending on the placement of the crown. The back teeth usually benefit from the extra durability of metal, while the visible teeth look better with ceramic or porcelain crowns that are colored to match the patient's natural teeth.
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"My experience today at Dental Works as a new patient was good. I hadn’t visited a dentist office in years and scheduled an appointment for a dental emergency. Not only did they get me scheduled on the same day, but they also extracted the tooth that was bothering me and helped me get back on track just prior to closing. The front desk staff were friendly and supportive and the dental hygienist and dentist were professional and easy to interact with. I would definitely recommend them for anyone looking for a dentist."- K.J. / Google / Mar 06, 2020
"I had a lower front tooth break off only to see there was a cavity. I contacted DW and they called me on Friday and made me an appt for the following Monday at 8:00a.m. I got in on time and they were able to fill the tooth on the same day. I was very happy. :)"- L.B. / Google / Mar 03, 2020
"The visit was good, friendly and professional staff. I would like them to ask how you're doing, or are you ok, while performing procedures, not once was l asked that during my cleaning, she did a great job cleaning my teeth, but just to the staff, l think that would be helpful at least for me. Thank you."- J.P. / Google / Mar 02, 2020
"It is a new group of Hygienist and Dentist there. But everyone was very nice and my Hygienist really took her time with me. Overall, a good experience!"- N.A. / Google / Feb 28, 2020
What to Expect with Dental Crowns
To create a custom crown, our dentists initially prepare the tooth by removing a thin layer of enamel, then taking dental X-rays and impressions of the tooth that will be sent to the dental laboratory. A temporary cap can be placed on the tooth while the permanent, custom crown is being made. When the permanent, custom crown is returned to DentalWorks - Wake Forest in Wake Forest, NC, our dentists will expertly fit and set the crown on the tooth. Our dentists may adjust the cap for a more comfortable fit.
Dental Crowns Treatment Aftercare
Some patients may experience temporary discomfort or tooth sensitivity, but most patients do not have any pain after a cap is placed. With proper at-home care and regular dental cleanings and exams, a crown may last for 10 - 40 years, based on the material and placement of the cap. In some cases, a cavity or infection may develop under the crown, which may require a root canal or other procedure.
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Dental Crowns Insurance Coverage
When the crown is considered a necessary procedure, dental insurance policies may pay some or most of the cost, so our office staff at DentalWorks - Wake Forest in Wake Forest, NC will check with the patient’s insurance to determine their coverage and the patient's out-of-pocket expenses. Estimated costs, payment methods, and financing options are accepted through our office in Wake Forest, NC and can be discussed at the patient's consultation with our dentists.
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Dental Crowns Strengthen and Protect
A crown can be placed to protect a broken or decayed tooth, as well as hide a discoloration or cosmetic flaw. To fix the look or strength of a tooth, talk to our dentists at DentalWorks - Wake Forest in Wake Forest, NC and find out if a dental crown is a good option for your needs.
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