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Dental Crowns – Landrum, SC

A Long-Lasting Solution to Smile Flaws

Although your teeth are made out of the strongest material in your body, they can unfortunately still become decayed and damaged over time. They might also accrue stains due to certain foods, drinks, medications, or habits we have. In order to correct these issues, Dr. Moneyhun and the rest of the team at Parkside Dental use dental crowns to correct any imperfections and restore your teeth back to their optimal function. Contact us today if you’d like to request an appointment!

Why Choose Parkside Dental for Dental Crowns?

  • Treatments Customized to Patient Specifications
  • Able to Improve Health and Aesthetics at the Same Time
  • Friendly, Gentle, and Highly Skilled Dentist

What Is a Dental Crown?

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A dental crown is a tooth-shaped cap that slips over a tooth to improve its shape, size, strength, and even appearance. Each crown is custom-made to seamlessly blend in with the rest of your smile. The crown will fully cover up the visible portion of a tooth. Because they can be color-matched to fit in with the rest of your teeth, no one even has to know you had dental work done. That is, unless you go bragging about how easy the process was!

Who Is a Good Candidate for a Dental Crown?

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Dental crowns can correct a wide variety of dental issues, such as:

  • Concealing severely discolored or misshapen teeth
  • Protecting a tooth that has been weakened by decay
  • Holding together parts of a cracked tooth
  • Holding a dental bridge in place
  • Covering up a dental implant

Crowns may also be used on primary teeth, or baby teeth, to:

  • Save a tooth that has been so decayed that a filling alone won’t work
  • Protect a tooth that has a high risk of decay

What Is the Crown Procedure Like?

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Getting a dental crown typically takes two appointments. At the first visit, Dr. Moneyhun may take x-rays to see how the underlying tooth structure is doing and if a root canal is needed before the crown can be placed.

If everything looks good, Dr. Moneyhun will numb the area with a local anesthetic. Then, the outside surfaces of the tooth are filed down to make room for the crown. Next, impressions will be taken of the prepped tooth as well as the surrounding teeth to make sure the crown does not negatively impact your bite. The impressions are sent off to a lab, where your crown will be crafted. In the meantime, you’ll wear a temporary for a few weeks. Finally, you’ll return to our office when the permanent crown is ready, and voila! Your crown is bonded to your tooth and your smile is all the better for it.

What Are the Benefits of Crowns?

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Dental crowns come with a myriad of advantages, including:

  • Being able to look like a natural part of your smile
  • Lasting at least 5 to 15 years with regular brushing, flossing, and checkups with Dr. Moneyhun
  • Correcting a multitude of smile flaws
  • Being able to chew your favorite foods again
  • Having renewed confidence from rebuilding a tooth
  • Having relief from dental discomfort or sensitivity

Dental Crowns FAQs

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Interested in getting a dental crown from a restorative dentist in Landrum? From improving your appearance to protecting your tooth and offering durability, there’s a lot to like about adding a crown to your smile. At Parkside Dental , we’ll go over all the details of this choice during your consultation so you can feel confident in your decision. Before you even sit down with one of our dentists, keep reading to check out some frequently asked questions from our patients about dental crowns.

Do Dental Crowns Get Cavities?

While it’s technically impossible for a crown to develop a cavity, the tooth underneath it still could. A crowned tooth has a similar risk of decay compared to an uncrowned one. Poor oral hygiene makes it possible for bacteria and plaque to form where the tooth meets the crown; if they spread underneath the crown, it could mean major trouble for the tooth. Cavity prevention for crowned teeth is the same method as uncrowned – daily brushing and flossing with regular checkups and cleanings.

Does It Hurt to Get a Dental Crown?

Your dentist numbs the tooth they need to work on with a topical anesthetic when you get a crown. Of course, they’ll check to see what you prefer. After your tooth is prepped for a crown, it may be sensitive for a few days, particularly if you also had a root canal. Since a crown protects a vulnerable tooth from damage, in the long run, it will likely prevent pain instead of causing any! 

What Happens If You Wait Too Long to Get a Dental Crown?

Waiting too long to get dental crowns in Landrum can have some detrimental consequences on your oral health and wallet. For example, if the root of the problem is decay, the infection can continue to delve deeper into the tooth, increasing your risk of needing a root canal or an extraction. Therefore, it’s always best to schedule the procedure sooner rather than later.

What’s the Difference Between a Temporary Crown and a Permanent Crown?

As you might expect, a temporary crown is not meant to last a long time – just a few weeks while your permanent crown is fabricated in a lab. Temporary ones are made from inexpensive materials like acrylic or composite resin. They are bonded with weak cement, so removal is easy when it’s time for your permanent crown to be placed. Your permanent one will be bonded with stronger cement and made of more durable materials like gold, silver, porcelain-bonded-to-metal, or ceramic to withstand chewing and biting pressure for at least 5-15 years. (We use porcelain.)

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