Dental Crowns Mt Airy, NC

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Crowns are a cosmetic restoration used to strengthen a tooth or improve its shape. Crowns are most often used for teeth that are broken, worn, or partially destroyed by tooth decay. In many instances, they allow the root structure of natural teeth to remain fixed in place while compensating for the loss of the upper portion of the tooth. Dental crowns are also  a versatile restoration: they finish off root canals and can be used in conjunction with a bridge to replace missing teeth. 

One Visit Crowns

Crowns are "cemented" onto an existing tooth and fully cover the portion of your tooth above the gum line. In effect, the crown becomes your tooth's new outer surface. Crowns can be made of porcelain, metal, or both. Porcelain crowns are most often preferred because they mimic the translucency of natural teeth and are very strong.

Crowns or onlays (partial crowns) are needed when there is insufficient tooth strength remaining to hold a filling. Unlike fillings which apply the restorative material directly into your mouth, a crown is fabricated away from your mouth. At L Dean Simmons DDS, we utilize CEREC technology to craft your crown in-office from your unique tooth impression. Your crown is sculpted just for you so that your bite and jaw movements function normally once the crown is placed. 

With CEREC technology, dental crowns can be made in-office same day and placed in just one appointment! No more having to wear a temporary crown while you wait weeks to get a permanent one from a lab. Less appointments, less hassle! 

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1007 Old Rockford St, Mt Airy, NC 27030

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L Dean Simmons DDS


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