Dental Crowns in Greensboro, NC

Dental Crowns in Greensboro, NC

If you need to repair one or more of your teeth, a dental crown is usually the best option. With a crown, you can protect your oral health and restore the appearance of your smile, too. Contact us for a consultation today, and see how Dr. Darryl Locklear can help you get your smile back in Greensboro, NC.

Dental Crowns in Greensboro, NC

What Are Dental Crowns?

A dental crown is a tooth-shaped dental prosthetic that’s built from durable, tooth-like porcelain material. Crowns are intended to surround and cover up your entire tooth, replacing it and restoring both your bite and the appearance of your teeth. If you have serious oral health issues like large cavities, infected teeth, or cracked/broken teeth, crowns may be the best option for restoring your smile.

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Dental crowns can be made out of metals, porcelain, resin, and ceramics.

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The Benefits Of Dental Crowns

Unbeatable protection

Dental crowns cover up and surround your entire tooth. This protects it from future decay, and ensures that your smile can stay beautiful, brilliant, and healthy.

Long lifespan

Dental crowns can easily last 10-20 years with proper care. As long as you brush and floss and come to Locklear Dentistry for six-month checkups, your new tooth will last for years to come.

Natural look and feel

We use high-quality lab-made crowns at Locklear Dentistry. We will match your new crown to your existing teeth and ensure that it looks and feels just like a real tooth.

The Dental Crown Treatment Process

Trimming and prep

To begin the process, Greensboro dentist, Dr. Locklear, will clean your mouth and numb the treatment area. Then, he will use a dental drill to gently remove damaged enamel from your tooth, creating a stable platform for your new crown. Next, he will take impressions and images of your mouth.

Building your crown

Dr. Locklear will attach a temporary crown to your tooth, then send your images and impressions to our partner dental lab. This is where your permanent crown will be built. It usually takes about 2-3 weeks for your permanent crown to be sent to Locklear Dentistry.

Final crown placement

Once your permanent crown arrives at our office, you’ll come back for your last appointment. Dr. Locklear will remove your temporary, prep the area, and check the fit of your permanent crown. If everything looks perfect, he will permanently attach the crown to your tooth with dental cement. After one last polishing, you’ll be sent home to enjoy your new smile.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Check out these frequently asked questions, or call us to speak with our team.

How Do I Know If I Need A Dental Crown?

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Only a dentist can tell whether or not a dental crown is right for you. But if you have a broken tooth, a deep cavity, or an infected tooth, you may need a dental crown. To learn more about your options and get started, contact Locklear Dentistry for a consultation with Dr. Darryl Locklear.

What Issues Can Dental Crowns Treat?

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Dental crowns are meant to treat broken and damaged teeth. For example, if you bite down on a hard piece of food and crack a tooth, a dental crown can restore and protect it. Dental crowns are also used to treat teeth that have been seriously compromised by tooth decay or infections. If you need root canal therapy, Dr. Locklear will typically recommend a dental crown to protect your tooth.

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