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 and your smile, don’t worry; our team can help! We offer a number of different tooth restoration dental treatments, including dental crowns (also known as tooth caps). Getting replacement tooth crowns could be just the solution you need to get back to a healthy smile.

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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 misshaped tooth

Getting a Dental Crown

Dr. Bethea has recommended you get a dental crown—now what? The tooth 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 partner dental lab so they can design a 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.

Affordable Dental Crowns

Fitting restorative dentistry (like crowns, bridges, root canal therapy, and more) into your budget may at first seem daunting, but we’ve got your back. Our office provides ways to ensure affordable tooth caps are in your smile’s future. Dental crown cost all depends on your unique smile, the circumstances surrounding your need for dental crowns, dentist’s recommendations for material, and more.

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