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By Hockaday & Baucom, DDS
May 22, 2019
Category: Oral Health
Tags: dental crowns  

Crowns provide significant aesthetic benefits, but they can also be important for your oral health. Sometimes, a tooth needs an added shield of protection to prevent dental disease and reduce the chance of an injury. Consult a family dentist to determine if a crown can improve and strengthen your smile. Dr. Susan Hockaday and Dr. Jim Baucom will be able to help you at their office in Charlotte, NC.

What Are Crowns in Dentistry?
A dental crown is a thick porcelain tooth covering that dentists use to restore damaged enamel. It is sized, shaped, and hollowed out so Dental Crownsthat it can be bonded to the tooth (after the tooth has been prepared). Once bonded it shields the inner parts of the tooth. Porcelain is one of the most durable substances that resemble the natural color of your teeth.

Your Oral Health and Crowns
When even one tooth is susceptible to decay, discoloration, or coming loose from its socket, it puts your oral health in jeopardy. For one, the tooth could eventually cause dental pain and discomfort that makes it a challenge to chew and talk. If a vulnerable, unprotected tooth is extracted, it could cause the other teeth to begin shifting around, which could cause periodontal and orthodontic problems.

Having a Tooth Crowned
Before a tooth can be crowned, it needs to be X-rayed by your Charlotte, NC family dentist. What’s going on inside is as important as what you see on the outside. If there’s dental disease present, that needs to be cleared before the procedure. Dental crowns are commonly placed after root canal therapy to replace lost enamel. The remaining tooth is measured so that a lab technician can create a fitting crown, and when it’s ready it will be cemented to the outer surface with a strong dental bonding agent.

Call for an Appointment
When you have a weak spot in your smile, a dental crown could be very beneficial to your oral health. Call (704) 553-2348 today to set up an appointment with a family dentist at the office of Dr. Susan Hockaday and Dr. Jim Baucom in Charlotte, NC.

By Hockaday & Baucom, DDS
November 03, 2017
Category: Dental Procedures

Smile problems? Dental crowns are dental restorations that completely cover the outside of the teeth and can correct many different types dental crownsof cosmetic dental issues including broken, weakened, cracked, and badly decayed teeth. Dr. Susan Hockaday and Dr. Jim Baucom in Charlotte, NC, offer a full range of dental services, including crowns. Here's everything you need to know about dental crowns.

Crowns Overview

Dental crowns are 'caps' that are designed to fit over teeth so that they appear to be natural teeth. When the dental crowns are cemented, they completely encase the visible portion of the teeth. Crowns restore the teeth to their normal shape, size and function. The purpose of a dental crown is to make the tooth stronger or improve the way it looks.

Types of Dental Crowns

Crowns can be made out of porcelain-fused-to-metal, and porcelain. All-metal crowns make an excellent choice for back teeth. All-metal crowns are the strongest, most durable type of crown. Porcelain-fused-to-metal crowns are strong and can produce pleasing aesthetics. Porcelain crowns are made from a glass-like substance, which is attractive to look at.

Benefits of Crowns

Dental crowns will do you and your smile a world of good. Dental crowns can improve the appearance of your smile. They can instantly correct discoloration, chips, crookedness, cracks, fractures, and more. Dental crowns can also improve tooth function. They can withstand biting and chewing forces well.

If you need a dental crown, why wait? We can help you today. Call our dental office at 704-553-2348 now to schedule an appointment in Charlotte, NC. With dental crowns, you can have a smile that's strong and beautiful!