Dental Services

Dental Crowns in Greensboro, NC

What is a dental crown? Is it different from a tooth cap?
A tooth crown is a tooth-shaped "cap" that fits over an existing tooth, from the top surface of the tooth to the gum line. Crowns are strong and durable, and they cover and protect your tooth. Crowns (also known as caps) are placed over weak or damaged teeth to help provide tooth protection, improve tooth strength, and/or restore tooth appearance.

Why might you need a dental crown?
Tooth crowns are one of the most common types of tooth prosthetics used by dentists, as they are excellent tools for a variety of tooth protection and dental restoration purposes. Local dentist, Dr. Scott Welch of Greensboro, NC, may recommend a dental crown or crowns if:
  • You have a severely broken or worn tooth
  • You have a tooth that has multiple fillings or a large filling
  • You have noticeably misshapen or discolored teeth
  • You've had a root canal procedure
  • You have had a dental implant or need a dental bridge
How are crowns made?
Dental crowns usually take two visits. At first, Dr. Welch will shape your tooth remove any tooth decay and use a filling material to build the tooth up to hold the tooth crown. Next, he'll take a dental impression, then place a temporary crown over the affected tooth. At a second visit to Dr. Welch's Greensboro dental office, he'll place a tooth crown that has been custom-fabricated for your tooth.

There are several types of tooth crowns - metal tooth crowns, porcelain tooth crowns, and resin tooth crowns are the most common. Dr. Welch can help you determine which tooth cap or crown option will give you the best tooth protection and most attractive smile and appearance.

How to take care of your dental crown
Whether you have the temporary crown in place while you wait for your permanent crown to be placed, or you already have your permanent crown, proper after-care is important. Click here to learn more about dental crown after-care.

After Care Information

Aftercare for Tooth Crowns
If You Have Questions, or Would Like to Make an Appointment, Call 336.288.4499

If you're having tooth pain in Greensboro or any of these concerns or would like more information about dental crowns or tooth caps or other services, we welcome your questions. Scott A.Welch, DDS, is conveniently located in the Brassfield Professional Center off of New Garden Road in Greensboro, NC. Call us today at 336.288.4499 to make an appointment.