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Porcelain Crowns

porcelain_crownsPorcelain crowns are an excellent choice if you have one or more teeth whose function and appearance have been severely compromised by damage or tooth decay. Royal Oak Dental Group’s porcelain crowns offer strength, durability, function and beauty. Chips, cracks, and cavities can be easily remedied with a strong dental crown restoration. Porcelain crowns are also used to anchor a dental bridge. If you have only mild damage to a tooth, a porcelain filling or composite filling may be recommended.

At Royal Oak Dental Group, we put our patients first. That is why we are so excited about the computer-aided design and computer aided manufacturing (referred to as CAD/CAM dentistry) services that we now offer to patients.

What is a Dental Crown?

We use equipment and software from industry-leading provider to give you the best and latest in dental crown services. This technology takes a digital impression and manufactures a crown that fits perfectly—all right in our dental office. This means no more messy putties to take impressions. You don’t have to worry about a temporary crown breaking, coming loose or popping off. And it only takes one visit to get a high-quality, permanent porcelain crown.

With the system, instead of having to deal with the often uncomfortable process of taking an impression with putty, the shape of the patient’s teeth are captured by a powerful but unobtrusive camera. The computer then designs a crown that will fit perfectly in the patient’s mouth, and a porcelain crown is milled on the spot. Patients get to leave with a long-lasting, perfectly fitted porcelain crown—in one sitting to save our patients time and spare any discomfort.

How Does Our System Compare to Conventional Crowns?

Usually when getting a dental crown, a patient has to make two visits. The first is to prep the tooth and make an impression of it, and the patient leaves with a temporary crown made of a hard plastic to protect the tooth. The impression is sent off to a lab where a crown is made; then the patient can finally come in and get their crown put in permanently.

With our one-day crowns, you’ll see the benefits right away. Milled porcelain is stronger than hand layered and pressed porcelain. And the porcelain of a crown closely matches the composition of your natural teeth—meaning it reacts to hots and colds similarly. It is also made of a beautiful porcelain that blends well with surrounding teeth to give a natural look.

Porcelain Crown FAQs

  • Do I need a dental filling or a dental crown to repair my tooth?
    Dental crowns are recommended for more substantial wear and tear when the strength of the tooth has been compromised, and we can assess this fully with an exam of the tooth. Royal Oak Dental Group can reshape and rebuild a damaged tooth with a custom crown that is placed over the tooth, protecting it from further damage.
  • Are there limitations with my new crown?
    Although you will be able to use your tooth crown to chew and speak normally, be aware that crowns can fracture like natural enamel. Don’t use your crowned tooth for activities that may pose harm, like opening packages, chewing hard candies or hard foods, or chewing on ice. Brushing and flossing is just as important with the crowned tooth as the others, if not more so; be sure to keep up the routine.
  • How is the porcelain tooth crown bonded?
    Porcelain as a stand-alone material is brittle. However, once it is bonded to your natural enamel, it becomes incredibly durable. To firmly attach your tooth crown, Royal Oak Dental Group will apply a dental bonding agent to the tooth surface and set the crown for a secure, natural fit.
  • Can I replace old tooth crowns with porcelain?
    Absolutely! In fact, a good portion of our crown placements are “elective” because many people prefer the natural-looking porcelain crowns to the unsightly, metal-based tooth crowns.
  • How long will a crown last?
    You can expect your permanent porcelain crown to last 10 years or longer with proper care. Brushing, flossing, and regular check-ups are essential in extending the life of your tooth crown and other dental restorations.

Call us today to set up your porcelain crown consultation with Royal Oak Dental Group. To see past smile makeovers by Royal Oak Dental Group, take a look at our cosmetic dentistry pictures! Royal Oak Dental Group is proud to provide a full scope of dental health services to patients from Raleigh, Cary, Siler City, Durham, North Hills, Chapel Hill, Carrboro, Hillsboro, Pittsboro, Wake Forest, Garner, Apex, Holly Springs, Fuquay-Varina, Knightdale, Wendell and Morrisville, NC, as well as the greater Triangle area.

 

CROWN: PORCELAIN

Royal Oak Dental Group is proud to provide a full scope of dental health services to patients from Raleigh, Cary, Siler City, Chapel Hill, Durham, North Hills, Wake Forest, Garner, Apex, Holly Springs, Fuquay-Varina, Knightdale, Wendell and Morrisville, NC, as well as the greater Triangle area.
Click Here: COVID-19 & Office Updates

Dear Patient:
 
We hope this message finds you safe and healthy as we all collectively do our best to navigate the COVID-19 health crisis. Thank you for your patience and understanding throughout these challenging times. Because the health and safety of our patients and community is paramount, it has been necessary to limit our patient care to urgent and emergency care over these last few months.

As we have closely followed recommendations from the North Carolina Dental Board, CDC, and other reputable health organizations, we recognize the importance of regional-specific guidance based on the most comprehensive, accurate, and current scientific literature and data available. While community guidelines may continue to evolve, we must continue to make our treatment decisions based on the best knowledge available. It is our job to help improve the health of our patients by approaching comprehensive dental treatment PROACTIVELY, not just reacting after the compromise has become irreversible in nature.

With this in mind, we have made the decision to safely reopen our doors to ALL PATIENTS beginning Monday, May 11th. This means routine dental care, such as cleanings and simple restorations, will resume. When you come to our office you will notice the following elevated measures and precautions that we believe are necessary to maintain until we emerge from this COVID-19 environment (and likely thereafter):  

  • Sanitation stations in the front desk/waiting area
  • Anti-microbial Hydrogen Peroxide mouth rinses before the start of each appointment
  • Hi-Evacuation suction for hygiene appointments to minimize cavitron-related aerosols
  • Patient entrance doors will remain open to reduce contact 
  • Mandatory pre-screening questionnaire over the phone when appointments are confirmed and upon arrival to the office, in addition to temperature checks of ALL STAFF and PATIENTS
  • Patients will wait in their vehicles until their appointment begins
  • Limited access to patient waiting areas and operatories whenever possible (e.g. restricted to patients, parents of young children, translators, service animals, special needs assistance, etc.)
  • Enhanced social distancing measures throughout the office 

This is not the first crisis that we have endured as a state or as a nation, and we look forward to overcoming this event better, stronger and more resilient than ever before. We cannot thank you enough for trusting us with your oral health. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to us with any questions or concerns, and let us know if there is anything we can do to better serve you.
 
Sincerely,
Royal Oak Dental Group