Dental Crown Zebulon, NC

Single Visit Crowns An Overview

Whether you need a new dental crown or an old one replaced, Tryon Family Dentistry in Zebulon, NC offers high-quality porcelain dental crowns. A tooth crown is a common dental restoration that typically requires two dentist appointments and a temporary crown that had to be worn for two to four weeks while an offsite dental laboratory made the permanent one. Using CEREC technology, our dentists can fabricate and place a crown in a single visit. Our dentists, Dr. Leo Haydt and Dr. Alexandra Wexler, have been using this innovative technology for 13 years saving their patients time and money.

What is a Dental Crown?

A crown is a fixed prosthetic restoration that is used to restore a damaged tooth. It covers the entire tooth like a cap and is permanently bonded into place. They are custom made with the use of our in-office milling system located in the comforts of our Zebulon, NC dentist office. By using a 3-D scanned image of your damaged tooth, our dentists can create a tooth crown that will look, feel and function just like a natural tooth.

Your dentist may recommend a crown for many restorative reasons including:

Your dentist may also recommend a dental crown for cosmetic reasons. They are an affordable alternative when cosmetic treatments like porcelain veneers are not an option. They are often used to:

  • Improve the appearance of a misshaped or crooked tooth
  • Whiten teeth by covering stained or yellow teeth
  • Close the gaps between teeth
  • Lengthen teeth that are too short

Single Visit Crowns What to Expect

The Dental Crown Process

If Dr. Leo and Dr. Alex determine that you will need a crown placed, our staff will schedule an appointment that is convenient for you. The first step is to prepare the tooth for the crown placement. Your dentist will begin by numbing the area around the tooth. Then they will remove the old crown or filling and, using a dental drill, they will remove the top and sides of the tooth to create room for the crown.

Once the tooth is ready, your dentist will scan an image of your tooth using 3-D technology. This high quality image is used to design a custom fit and color matched dental crown that will blend in with your natural smile.

With the use of CEREC technology, an unreliable temporary crown is not necessary. Your dentist will design your new crown and then send that image to the onsite milling system where it is immediately fabricated. All this is done while you wait, during the same visit.

When the dental crown is ready, it will be adjusted to ensure a proper fit. Once you are satisfied with the look, feel and fit, it will be permanently bonded to the tooth and gently polished. You can leave our Zebulon, NC dentist office with a fully functioning, natural looking and very durable dental crown.