At Belvedere Family Dentistry, it is our goal to preserve your natural teeth whenever possible. If you are suffering from a damaged or decaying tooth, we typically look to tooth extraction as a last result. We offer a variety of alternative dental services to get your oral health back on track and have you feeling your best without removing your tooth, one of those services being the placement of a dental crown.
Dental crowns are a great alternative to pulling teeth because they allow us to keep your roots and your natural tooth, providing better functionality and longevity for your original smile. The crown itself is a tooth-shaped “cap” that is securely placed on top of your damaged tooth to provide complete coverage and protection. Not only will a crown help you regain your natural, beautiful smile, but it will also ensure that your tooth is strong enough to protect against any future injury or infection.
So, how do you know if you are a good dental crown candidate? After a thorough examination, our dental experts will determine whether a crown is a good fit with your individual oral health history and your smile aesthetic goals.
Typically, we will move forward with dental crown placement in the following situations:
- If you have a tooth that is cracked, decayed or is suffering from any other wear and tear that has made it weak.
- If you have a discolored or misshaped tooth, we can use dental crowns for cosmetic purposes to improve your overall smile.
- If you have a cavity that is too large for a filling to fix.
- If you have had a root canal treatment, we can use a dental crown to cover and protect that restoration.
- If you are missing a tooth and need to replace it with a dental bridge.
- If you need to cover a dental implant.
Are you in need of repair or enhancements for your smile? Wondering if you are a good dental crown candidate? Request your dental crown appointment today by calling our front desk at 704-927-5499 or by submitting a request for your desired appointment time and date through our easy online scheduler!