Dental crowns are a multi-use dental restoration that can restore a patient’s oral health and the appearance of their naturally beautiful smile. Dental crowns are made of the highest quality dental ceramic and are custom designed and colored-matched to blend seamlessly with the patient’s smile.
A crown is like a cap that covers the tooth entirely to protect and stabilize it. They are permanently bonded into place and can last for many years with proper care. They are stain and decay-resistant and can easily enhance the appearance of your smile.
Dr. Carter Perkins provides comprehensive dental exams and takes a “full mouth” approach to dental care. He will analyze the health and function of the teeth, gums, and bite to ensure patients enjoy their optimal oral health. Dr. Perkins uses dental crowns for their versatility, durability, and natural appearance.
Dental crowns can be used to:
Secure a tooth after a root canal
Secure a tooth with a large cavity or filling
Replace a missing tooth in combination with a dental implant
Close gaps between teeth
Repair a damaged or cracked tooth
Improve the appearance of a misshapen or crooked tooth
Our in-house lab technician works with Dr. Perkins to ensure patients are satisfied with the design and fit of their dental crown. The crown can be color-matched and shaped to the specifications desired by the patient and dentist. Dental crowns provide long-lasting results that promote stable oral health.
Nobody likes going to a dentist but, at Perkins Dentistry, they try to make you as comfortable as possible. Shiatzu massage dental chairs, your own private flat screen television, and shades for your eyes are just a few of the unexpected comforts. What impressed me the most was all their…Erin M.
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Dr. Perkins and his staff are very caring and professionals. They took their time to make sure that my new dentures looked and felt great. Extractions went very well. My new dentures are remarkable. I highly recommend Perkins Dental.Bruce
This office is remarkable. All personnel are courteous, kind and friendly. You are always met with each wishing you a "HELLO" and a cordial conversation. I believe the doctor himself sets this total atmosphere and with his honesty and integrity insures each patient will come back and also recommend this…Thomas S.
I have been with you since you opened and I love the service you give all these years! You were able to see me on short notice for a problem I was having. A most satisfied patient!!Donna H.
Dental Crowns What to Expect
Dental crowns are used to treat such a wide range of dental concerns, and the exact treatment process may vary depending on your personal needs and goals. Dr. Perkins and our dental care team will discuss your treatment plan with you before the procedure so that you feel fully prepared.
Dental crowns are custom designed and fabricated to each patient’s specifications. A traditional tooth crown required two appointments to place. With CEREC technology, we are able to prepare the tooth and fabricate the crown while you wait, then cement it into place all in one visit. Our in-house dental lab tech uses 3-D printing and state-of-the-art dental technology to create a tooth crown that will fit securely and comfortably.
Dr. Perkins will need to prepare the tooth receiving the crown. He does this by removing a small amount of the natural tooth structure to accommodate your new restoration. Then, we will take digital impressions of your teeth and use them to fabricate a custom crown from our in-office milling machine while you wait.
Once the dental crown is created, Dr. Perkins will ensure that the patient is satisfied with its fit and appearance. It will then be permanently bonded to the prepared tooth, or attached to the dental implant.
The crown will look and feel like a natural tooth. They are made from the highest quality dental ceramic and are durable and highly functional. A ceramic crown should last five to seven years and maybe longer if it is cared for properly.
Dental crowns require no special maintenance. Dental crowns can be cleaned and cared for just like your natural teeth. Brushing and flossing twice a day, and bi-annual dental cleanings and checkups should keep your dental crown healthy and stable for years to come.
No. The dental crown process is no more painful than the dental filling process. You will not feel pain because of the use of local anesthesia. We will also make sure you are fully comfortable before we begin. Any discomfort felt after the treatment can be addressed with over-the-counter pain relievers.
Yes. Minor chips and damage to porcelain crowns can be repaired at the dentist office. We can color-match the repair so that it looks as natural as possible. Porcelain crowns can also be replaced if it has chipped too much, or has come off completely. This issue is something to address as soon as possible.