5 Reasons Your Chapel Hill Crowns Dentist Might Recommend a Dental Crown

by Dr. Diane Hourigan

Broken, cracked, or worn teeth do a lot more than detract from your smile; when your teeth aren’t functioning as they’re meant to, you may also experience problems like teeth grinding and further tooth erosion.

To prevent these problems from occurring, your crowns dentist in Chapel Hill would recommend a crown. Dental crowns are designed to fit over your tooth like a little ceramic helmet. Since it fully encloses your tooth, the crown absorbs chewing forces while it strengthens and protects the tooth from further damage.

5 Reasons We Might Recommend a Crown

Dental crowns help Dr. Hourigan protect damaged teeth, and they have many uses:

  • Protect cracked, broken, or worn-down teeth
  • Strengthen a tooth after root canal treatment
  • Provide support for a dental bridge
  • Restore function and appearance to a dental implant
  • Alter the irregular shape or size of a tooth that causes bite problems

The Dental Crowns Procedure

Thanks to state-of-the-art technology, placing dental crowns today is easier than ever!

First, your dentist prepares the tooth for your crown by removing some of its structure. Next, she uses digital scanners that eliminate the need for messy paste and provide highly accurate dental impressions.

We’ll choose the most appropriate material and shade for your dental crown and send all our specifications to a custom dental lab that prepares your new custom restoration. Since we use digital impressions, we streamline the process, and it only takes about a week to get your crown back from the lab.

When we receive your crown back from the lab, we’ll have you come in so that Dr. Hourigan can check it for fit and bond it to your tooth. The result of all this is a beautiful, natural-looking dental crown that can last as long as 15 years or more with proper care.

Please Call Us for An Appointment

If you have a damaged or broken tooth, please call the crowns dentist in Chapel Hill, and we’ll find the right treatment for your needs.