Decayed or otherwise damaged teeth can interfere with chewing and speaking, causing pain and making you feel self-conscious.
At Cary Prosthodontics, Drs. Brandon Kofford and Kevin Lim can restore the appearance and function of your smile with a dental crown.
So, why should you choose our top-rated dental office serving Raleigh and Cary, NC?
Porcelain Crowns Can Rebuild Your Tooth and Restore Your Smile
Comprehensive CoverageDental crowns can treat a range of issues such as damaged teeth or cosmetic imperfections, making them a reliable and long-term solution for your oral health. Paired with dental implants, crowns can even replace missing teeth.
Restored Oral HealthAfter treating your tooth, our dentists can place a crown to protect it against further damage. In many cases, a permanent crown can prevent the need for a tooth extraction.
A Trusted SolutionOur crowns are crafted from strong medical-grade materials such as porcelain, zirconia, and gold, which can withstand the normal forces produced by biting and chewing. If cared for properly, dental crowns can last up to a decade or more.
Let's take a closer look at the dental crown procedure...
Visit Our Top-Rated Office Request Your Consultation Today
Are you looking for a dental practice you can trust to provide high-quality care? Our office is regularly rated five stars for the professional and friendly care we provide to our patients. To meet with one of our dentists and start your dental crown process, fill out our online form to request your consultation. You can also contact us by calling our office, serving Cary and Raleigh, NC, at:
"You Will Be Amazed at the Quality of Care!"
Absolutely caring, professional and gave copious time and preparation for some major decisions I needed to make about my dental health and structure. My work is not complete. I was not pressured to complete what could have been. But I feel comfortable knowing what my condition is and whenever I need more work, my plan is in place . I recommend entering into this practice and you will be amazed at the quality of care.View On Google
I've been with Dr. Kofford for about 5 years now. Wild horses couldn't drag me away! I've had a crown replaced and a new crown installed, and both procedures yielded outcomes indistinguishable from the original teeth. But if you aren't happy with the original tooth -- Dr. Kofford may be able to give you a crown that straightens out your smile -- he did that for my husband and he now has the best smile of his life. He is kind, gentle, friendly, experienced and a really skillful prosthodontist.View On Google
Replacing Missing Teeth with Dental Crowns
In some cases, a tooth becomes too decayed or damaged to support a traditional crown. Your dentist may recommend removing and replacing the affected tooth with a dental implant and crown. Implant-supported crowns provide significant benefits compared to other tooth replacement options and can ensure your smile stays healthy for years to come.
Using the Latest Tools to Achieve the Best Results
- State-of-the-art software
- Digital x-rays
- 3-D CT scanner
- In-office milling machine
These tools allow us to provide you with the most accurate diagnosis, detailed planning, and personalized results. We can also greatly reduce the amount of time required to receive your crown with our in-office milling machine, which creates same-day restorations.
Worried about Cost? Financing Options Are Available
Our dental team understands that the cost of dentistry can be overwhelming. Whether you are interested in a porcelain, zirconia, or gold crown, we're committed to helping patients afford the care they want and need. Insurance should cover a portion, if not all, of your treatment, and we work hard to maximize your coverage.
Some patients will still incur out-of-pocket costs so we also accept flexible financing. We work with a number of third-party lending companies such as CareCredit®, Lending Club, and Green Sky® to make treatment more accessible for all. If you have any questions regarding the process, we're more than happy to walk you through it.
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I am really happy with the treatment and the professionalism with which both the staff and my dentists treated me, they offered me a very kind treatment, they gave me many options and different plans for my treatment. I truly congratulate you for your work and the professionalism with which you carry out your work. THANK YOUView On Google
Cary prosthodontics is the BEST experience i have ever had at dentist office! Dr. Kofford is amazing, caring, listening to everything I had concerns about and took care of them! I truly love him! The front desk the same caring, listening to everything I had to say from my first phone call and welcoming when I arrived for my first visit and till my last! The rest of staff again amazing caring and never made me feel uncomfortable about my procedure! And now I'm home with a beautiful, comfortable SMILE! ALL BECAUSE OF THE BEAUTIFUL TEAM ! I TRULY CAN'T SAY ENOUGH ABOUT ALL OF THEM! BEST TEAM EVER!View On Google
What to Expect during Treatment
In some cases, like the creation of metal crowns, we will send impressions and other information to an off-site lab. You will receive a temporary restoration and return to our office for your permanent crown roughly two weeks later. However, patients who choose same-day treatment can expect several simple steps during their visit:
Most crowns can be designed, fabricated, and placed all in one visit.
Do I Qualify for a Dental Crown?
Sufficient TissueIn some cases, a tooth that has been badly damaged or has severe decay may be too weak to support a crown. We may recommend extracting the tooth and replacing it with an implant-supported crown for reliable results that will last decades.
Good Oral HealthPatients must be in good oral health to be approved for a dental crown. Any signs of decay in the tooth or gum disease must be addressed before beginning treatment.
Porcelain Crowns May Not Be the Best Solution for Every Patient
While our high-quality tooth-colored crowns are recommended for most patients, some circumstances may require a material that can withstand greater force. Typically, the dentist will advise patients suffering from teeth grinding and temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder to consider other types of crowns over porcelain. These conditions exert excessive pressure on the restoration and can cause them to chip or break.
You will have the opportunity to weigh your options during your dental consultation at our Cary office. After a thorough examination of your bite, our doctors will make their professional recommendation. As restorative dentistry experts, we are confident we can help you achieve the best possible outcome.