Raleigh Dental Crowns

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At Spectrum Family Dentistry, we proudly offer dental crowns for patients in Raleigh, NC. A crown restores the look and function of natural teeth if you’re experiencing a dental problem, like a tooth fracture or decay. As a family and cosmetic dentistry practice, we specialize in creating customized treatment plans for many dental issues, which may include crowns.

Why Get Dental Crowns

Dental crowns are caps that cover an entire tooth. These tooth-shaped caps restore a damaged tooth’s shape, size, and strength and will improve your smile. Dental crowns are an ideal replacement tooth solution if you have any of these dental problems:

  • Missing tooth: Dental implants act as artificial tooth roots with crowns on their tips to replace missing teeth.
  • Tooth decay: Extensive tooth decay may require a cap instead of a typical filling to prevent further damage and exposure to oral bacteria.
  • Root canal: A dental crown will cover and protect a vulnerable tooth from additional infections after a root canal.
  • Damaged tooth: A chipped or fractured tooth is vulnerable to further damage. A crown protects it by covering the damage and reinforcing the tooth’s strength.
  • Unbalanced teeth: Sometimes, natural teeth aren’t the same size and shape, creating an undesirable smile. Custom dental caps can balance out your teeth and give them a uniform look.

Types of Crown Materials to Consider

The type of crown you get as dental protection affects many things, like the look of your teeth and how long the crown will last. For example, metal crowns consisting of gold or silver alloys offer superior long-term protection, especially for biting and chewing. Unfortunately, they are significantly more visible among natural teeth.

Our dentistry team uses porcelain. Porcelain dental crowns are excellent for front teeth that are visible when you smile, talk, or bite because they can closely mimic the look, shape, and color of your natural teeth. The material is also easy to clean, cost-effective, and non-toxic.

What to Expect During the Procedure

Most people with healthy gums and teeth are candidates for dental crowns. Usually, a patient would have at least two appointments, with the first including a consultation, a dental examination, and a dental mold to get an impression of your teeth. The dentist would shave down the affected tooth to fit a dental cap comfortably.

After the first appointment, you’ll wear a temporary crown while a lab makes your permanent crown using your dental mold. The second appointment is to place your permanent crown in your mouth.

It’s possible to get same-day crowns in some cases using intraoral cameras to take pictures of the affected tooth instead of dental molds. CEREC technology creates the crown on-site, eliminating the need for a second appointment.

Trust Spectrum Family Dentistry for Your Smile Transformation

If you want comprehensive dental care in an inviting, relaxed environment from a skilled dentist, you can count on Spectrum Family Dentistry in Raleigh, NC. Dr. Shi takes a gentle, patient-first approach to dental care.

Our practice uses various techniques with modern technology to provide excellent dental care to every patient. Call (919) 278-7576 to schedule an appointment for dental crowns with Spectrum Family Dentistry today.


What Our Other Patients Are Saying

Kristina Pham
Kristina Pham
May 24, 2023
Very quick and fast service. Painless.
Christina Bradberry
Christina Bradberry
May 19, 2023
Update: All the staff appear to be the same (always A+++ service!) with a new Dr. Shi who I met for the first time (just during a teeth cleaning visit; no major work done). No complaints from me. I am happy to to keep coming here. *********** I love Dr. Le and all the wonderful staff! So nice and professional. Been going here for over 10 years now. They are very good at what they do!
jo Jablonsky
jo Jablonsky
April 21, 2023
Always professional, courteous and friendly.
Abel Garcia
Abel Garcia
April 19, 2023
This is a great place to go take care of your teeth. The team was very professional examining and providing with solutions by priority. I had to do periodontal root cleaning and Spectrum family did a great job, I felt that I was in good hands. All the people here were very gentle and kind to me. They explained very well what was going on. Thanks to Spectrum family & Cosmetic Dentistry.
March 1, 2023
Excellent service in a convenient location. Dr. Shi and staff couldn't be nicer.
Stephanie Nelson
Stephanie Nelson
February 17, 2023
Very knowledgeable and friendly staff!
January 26, 2023
Thank you for taking extra special care of my honey. She was anxious but you eased her pain with warmth and empathy and took care of all her dental needs. Go team Le.
SangSoon Koh
SangSoon Koh
January 25, 2023
friendly and timely manner first class service!
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