Dental Crowns in Columbia, SC
Every now and then, our teeth may need more than just routine brushing and flossing to keep them in peak condition. If that’s the case with you, don’t worry. Our team can help! We offer a number of different restorative dental treatments, including dental crowns. Getting a dental crown could be just the solution you need to get back to a healthy smile!
Uses for Dental Crowns
Dental crowns are used to restore a tooth’s strength and structure as well as to enhance its appearance. There are some of the most common situations that call for a dental crown:
- To strengthen a tooth weakened from decay
- To fix a cracked or broken tooth
- To support a tooth that has a large filling
- To protect a tooth after a root canal
- To keep a dental bridge in place
- To finish a dental implant
- To improve a severely discolored tooth
- To correct a misshapen tooth
Getting a Dental Crown
Dr. Bethea has recommended you get a dental crown—now what? The crown procedure generally takes place over two visits. The first is where we examine and prepare your tooth that’s in need of a crown. This involves removing a small amount of the tooth material (to ensure the crown fits naturally and securely). Once the tooth has been reshaped, we’ll take impressions, which will then be sent to our partnering lab where they’ll design your custom, properly fitting crown. Before you leave our office, we will fit you with a temporary crown to keep the prepared tooth protected.
As soon as the lab is finished creating your crown and we have it in our office, we’ll bring you back for the final phase of the treatment. We will remove the temporary crown, numb the treatment area, place the permanent crown, and check for fit. We want to ensure that your bite (the way your upper and lower teeth fit together) isn’t affected and that it still feels natural when chewing or biting down.Make an Appointment