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Looking for Dental Crown Services Near Union County, NC?
For almost 30 years, Dr. Robert Lloyd Dentistry has provided general dentistry and dental crown services to countless patients in the Union County, NC, area. Frequently, patients call our office to ask, can a cracked tooth be fixed? You can never be sure without visiting a dentist, but superficial cracks can usually be repaired. And for instances when a cracked tooth can’t be fixed, a dental crown/dental cap might be the perfect solution! Offering both cracked tooth repair and dental caps, we have a treatment solution for every problem.
To get started with your free initial consultation, contact Dr. Robert Lloyd Dentistry today at (704) 540-5076.
Reasons You May Need Dental Caps
For all the use they get, teeth experience an incredible amount of natural wear and tear over time. As people age, their teeth weaken and the risk of dental problems such as decay, discoloration, and cracking is common. Thankfully, modern dentistry has many great solutions and treatment issues for a wide range of dental problems. For example, crowns are a great way to help enhance your smile and protect them from further dental issues!
Crowns are a great option for when a tooth has experienced deterioration past what a filling can fix, such as when a tooth has become severely infected down to the root. If a tooth has experienced significant deterioration, then neither a filling nor bonding will cut it. In these instances, a crown is used to reinforce a weakened or cracked tooth and prevent it from further deterioration. When a crown is required, there are a number of options these days, including porcelain fused to metal, only porcelain, or a full gold crown. While more expensive, porcelain crowns are the best option if you’re trying to achieve a natural look. That’s because, with porcelain, caps can be shaded to blend in with the rest of your natural teeth. When we’re done, no one will be able to tell you ever had a procedure!
Schedule with our dental crown services team today. Contact Dr. Robert Lloyd Dentistry.
Can a Cracked Tooth Be Fixed?
It likely won’t surprise you to learn that chipped teeth account for the majority of dental injuries. Often, a chipped tooth can be repaired by reattaching the broken piece of enamel or by bonding a tooth-colored filling or crown in its place. In many cases, a cracked tooth won’t require a dental crown and we can simply repair the crack with a filling/filling.
Craze lines, which are tiny, shallow cracks in the outer enamel of teeth, are common in adults and easy to fix. Craze lines don’t cause pain and are a strictly aesthetic issue.
Fractured cusps affect a tooth’s chewing surface. These cracks rarely cause much pain and can be repaired with a crown or possibly with only a filling.
A cracked tooth is when a crack extends from the chewing surface of your tooth toward the root, and though the tooth hasn’t yet separated, it has damage that will gradually grow. When caught early, a cracked tooth can often be saved. If the crack has extended deep into the tooth, the tooth can be treated with a root canal procedure and a crown, which will prevent further damage. However, a cracked tooth that isn’t treated will continue to worsen. For cracks that extend below the gum line, the tooth can’t be saved and will require extraction.
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Choose Us for Your Cracked Tooth Repair
Installing a crown requires 2-3 visits to the dentist. On the first visit, your doctor will file down the cracked tooth and shape it to accommodate the crown. Because crowns must be sent away for, your dentist will fit you with a temporary crown until your permanent crown is ready. Local anesthetic ensures no discomfort during the procedure. After reshaping and filing the tooth, we’ll make a mold of it and your other teeth. Dental lab technicians then use the mold to ensure your new crown fits like a glove with your surrounding teeth.
The crown takes about 2-3 weeks to be returned to your dentist. At this time you will have another appointment to place and fit the permanent crown. You will again have a local anesthetic to numb the area and the tooth will be placed using a cement to ensure the tooth sets in place. Once our team is done, your smile will be back to its old shine!
Dental crowns are long-lasting and usually last about 10-15 years. Once your crown is in place, you should take care of it just like you would any other tooth. That means a regular regimen of brushing and flossing! Schedule with Dr. Robert Lloyd Dentistry, where your smile is our passion.
To schedule dental crown or filling services near Union County, NC, contact Dr. Robert Lloyd Dentistry today. Call (704) 540-5076.
American Dental Assoc., North Carolina Dental Society