Dental Crowns in Cary NC
In cases where tooth decay is extensive, or the tooth suffers from a fracture or crack, a restoration larger than a bonded filling may be necessary. If the tooth is missing a significant amount of tooth structure necessary to function, then a crown would be the restoration of choice.
Crowns strengthen damaged teeth, allowing them to function normally again. When crafted from today’s high-tech dental ceramics, crowns are virtually indistinguishable from natural teeth. They can even be designed to improve upon a tooth’s natural appearance.
There are other materials besides dental ceramics used to make dental crowns. Casted gold is also an option and is a material that has stood the test of time in terms of durability. Dr. Leedy will discuss the pros and cons and give you the best options for your dental crown, so that you can make an informed decision about your treatment.
The process for having a dental crown is very similar to getting a bonded filling. At the first visit, your tooth is shaped to fit inside the new covering. Dr. Leedy is a dental crown specialist who uses digital 3D scanning technology (click here for our Advanced Technology page) to obtain accurate 3D digital images of your tooth. Dr. Leedy and his team also take high definition photographs of your teeth. This data is sent to our highly skilled lab technician, who will ensure that your new crown is designed to enhance your smile and function well within your bite. Typically, you will leave the first appointment with a temporary crown and return approximately 2 weeks later for a short visit when the temporary crown is replaced with the final natural crown.
Whether you need full or partial dentures to replace your missing teeth, the process involves using our 3D scanning technology to obtain an accurate digital impression of your mouth. Dr. Leedy can determine the proper position, contour, and shade of replacement teeth to give you the best aesthetics and functionality available.
Natural Looking Dental Crowns Can Help Give You the Smile of Your Dreams
Dr. Leedy offers many cosmetic options to predictably enhance your smile. When your cosmetic dentistry needs are greater than simple cosmetic tooth bonding, porcelain crowns or veneers allow you to attain ideal smile function and form. Dr. Leedy uses 3D scanning technology, high definition digital photography, and the most aesthetically pleasing dental ceramics available to create a natural, healthy smile.
Natural ceramic crowns are designed to look and feel like natural teeth and they are a great option when you desire a more dramatic change in your appearance. We can significantly lighten the shade of your teeth, correct spacing problems and achieve beautiful aesthetics, particularly if your teeth have been severely damaged.
Dental Veneers to Enhance Your Natural Teeth
Porcelain veneers work well when the structure and function of your front teeth are sound, but there are aesthetic imperfections present. Examples include chipped or broken teeth, misshapen teeth, rotated teeth, gaps between teeth, or permanently discolored teeth.
Thanks to the Trios3 digital scanner by 3Shape, taking digital impressions is faster and more precise than ever. Take a look at our Advanced Dental Technology Page to learn more about our tools. This 3D scanner generates high-quality images in just seconds, reducing visit times and improving treatment outcomes.
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