Tooth Structure Cover CharlotteIf you need to restore a broken tooth or improve a discolored or unattractive existing crown, then an all-porcelain crown may be right for you! If you have a cracked or decaying tooth, then chances are you need to replace the damaged tooth structure with a new material such as porcelain, which is a life-like material that mimics natural tooth structure.  Typically when a large volume of tooth structure has been damaged, a restoration called a “crown” is the perfect fix. A crown covers the whole visible area of a tooth and creates a brand-new outer surface for it. Crowns cover more area than a filling and are made of much stronger material. Typically, a filling only patches a tooth in a small area. For this reason, dental crowns are an effective and cosmetically appealing way to fix broken, weak, or damaged teeth.

Contact Dr. Patrick Broome today at (704)-364-4711 and schedule your consultation to find out if crowns are the best option for you. With luxurious amenities, such as private massage chairs, cushy memory foam pillows, and individually controlled satellite TVs, we ensure that our patients are as comfortable as possible during every appointment.

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Who Needs Dental Crowns?

At Charlotte Center for Cosmetic Dentistry, we utilize crowns for several dental situations.  A crown is custom designed to fit your tooth and blend seamlessly with those around it. The new crown is designed to look and feel just like a natural tooth. It will have all the natural grooves and texture of a brand-new natural tooth.  A crown is also called a “cap” that is placed over a tooth to restore its shape, size and strength and improve appearance. The crowns, when cemented into place, fully encase the entire visible portion of a tooth that lies at and above the gum line.

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An experienced and skilled dentist like Dr. Broome will of course use crowns when they are indicated, like after a root canal or when a tooth is severely damaged, or when major bite changes are needed.  Sometimes crowns can be used to save a tooth that may have a small crack or is at risk for breakage. During your consultation, Dr. Broome will discuss all your options and outline his recommendations.  The ultimate goal is to deliver a solution that provides years of service, is comfortable, and looks and functions like a natural tooth.  During your consultation Dr. Broome can provide options and help to remove worry and confusion. Our goal is to provide a clear path to accomplish your restorative goals. Crowns are an excellent way to change or improve many characteristics of your teeth. Call our office and ask for your private consultation with Dr Broome and find out if crowns are the best option for you.

With improvements in dental technology, we now have access to amazing new material that is beautiful yet incredibly strong. This natural looking, all-porcelain material does not contain any grey or blue tinted metal and will not change color over time. The material Dr. Broome uses is custom designed for cosmetic smile improvement. Many patients wish to replace an old crown with metal or crowns that are old and discolored with a new all-porcelain crowns that match the color of your newly whitened teeth. Here at Charlotte Center for Cosmetic Dentistry we offer dental crowns for a wide range of functional and cosmetic issues.

Dental Crown Procedure

During your visit Dr. Broome can determine if a crown is the best options to fix your broken, damaged, or discolored tooth.  A “prep” appointment will be scheduled at which time the tooth to be treated will receive a new, custom designed prototype provisional restoration. The provisional will serve as a trial tooth that we will use to test the shape, color, and function in your mouth. We will obtain records during the “prep” visit that we will send to our laboratory ceramist. During the next three to four weeks, a custom designed all-porcelain crown will be custom built just for you. During a subsequent visit called the “try-in” appointment the prototype will be removed and the new crown will be evaluated by Dr Broome for proper fit, proper color blend and overall aesthetic design.  You will also be given an opportunity to evaluate the restoration and provide any feedback you have. If you approve and are happy with the color match, we will proceed to bond the new restoration. You will leave with a beautiful new crown that is made of state-of-the-art all-porcelain material. Your new crown will function just like a natural tooth and provide years of worry-free service.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Do I need crowns?

A: Crowns are an ideal restoration device for teeth that have been broken or weakened by decay and those with very large fillings. Crowns are used after patients have root canals to protect what is left of the tooth. New all-porcelain crowns are also an excellent option to replace old metal-based or discolored crowns.

Q: What is a crown made of?

A: At Charlotte Center for Cosmetic Dentistry we use all-porcelain crowns for a natural look. There are many all-porcelain materials. We evaluate each patient and determine on a case-by-case basis what systems will provide him with the best results.

Q: How long does the treatment take?

A: Typically, an appointment for a crown will require at least two visits. During the first visit the tooth will be designed to accept the new all-porcelain crown, records will be obtained, and a prototype or provisional will be designed and placed on the treated tooth.  During the second visit the new crown will be evaluated for fit and aesthetics. The two visits are usually three to four weeks apart. This time is used to make sure the bite feels comfortable and there are no issues that would require root canal therapy.

Q: Does oral sedation relieve dental pain associated with crowns?

A: Oral sedation is just used to help a patient relax. Once you are comfortably sedated and relaxed, Dr. Broome will administer a local anesthetic that numbs the area to be treated and ensures you do not feel any discomfort throughout your crown procedure or other treatment.

Q: Will my new crown be noticeable?

A: Patients seek out Dr. Broome’s expertise especially when they want their new restoration to look perfect. He will ensures that your new crown will match your teeth as closely as possible. He will make sure the shade of the adjacent teeth blends with the new crown. Patients often have trouble telling the difference between crowns Dr Broome creates and their regular teeth!

Contact Charlotte Center for Cosmetic Dentistry

If you are considering one or more crowns, or if you are seeking a new and improved version of an existing dental crown, call Dr. Broome at his practice, Charlotte Center for Cosmetic Dentistry, and schedule your consultation.  Call (704) 364-4711 any time to reserve your time to speak with Dr. Broome about your specific needs. We proudly offer the latest it cosmetic dentistry, such as digital impressions to ensure that our appointments are quick and efficient.

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