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Dental Crowns

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 Coverage

Dental 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 Health

After 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 Solution

Our 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.

Natural-Looking Results

Our practice in Cary, NC, use advanced techniques and materials to craft crowns that both look and feel natural. Our dentists can carefully match the color of your crown to surrounding teeth so it blends seamlessly into your smile.

Let's take a closer look at the dental crown procedure...

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Did you Know... Same-Day Dental Crown Treatment is Possible

While in the past it would take multiple office visits to get a crown, we can now provide treatment in a single appointment. Our office serving the Cary and Raleigh, NC, area is equipped with in-house manufacturing tools that craft custom crowns in a fraction of the time compared to traditional methods. These same-day crowns are incredibly precise and just a strong as lab-made alternatives. Ask your dentist if same-day treatment is right for you.

Visit Our Top-Rated Office 

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:

(919) 364-6636

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"You Will Be Amazed at the Quality of Care!"

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Eileen Johanssen

2019

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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.

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Pauline Houlden

2019

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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.

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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 dentistry provides 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 

Dr. Kofford and Dr. Lim use cutting-edge dentistry and advanced technology whenever possible to provide high-quality, well-fitting restorations. Our Cary office is equipped with:

  • State-of-the-art software
  • Digital x-rays
  • 3-D CT scanner
  • In-office milling machine
  • Primescan™ intraoral scanner

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.

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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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louis lara

2019

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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 YOU

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maryann haran

2019

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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!

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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 Cary 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.
Most crowns can be designed, fabricated, and placed all in one visit.

Consultation

At your initial dental appointment, we will perform a thorough evaluation of your teeth using our advanced technology. This will help us determine if a dental crown is the best option for you. This is a great time to address any questions or concerns you may have regarding the procedure.

Preparation

Once any decayed portions have been removed, your dentist will carefully file down the tooth to reshape it to an appropriate size for your dental crown.

Impressions

Next, we will take digital impressions of your tooth using an intraoral camera. The impressions are then sent to our on-site milling machine.

Fabrication

The milling machine creates your custom dental crown as you sit back and relax in our office.

Placement

Once the crown is ready, the dentist places it over the tooth and makes sure it is a comfortable fit. The crown is then secured to the tooth with dental cement to complete the process.

Do I Qualify for a Dental Crown?

Our dentists will evaluate you on two main factors to determine if a dental crown is right for you:

Sufficient Tissue

In 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 Health

Patients 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 porcelain ceramic 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 teeth and bite, our doctors will give you their professional recommendation. As restorative dentistry experts, we are confident we can help you achieve the best possible outcome.

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Choose the Best for Your Smile Visit Cary Prosthodontics Today

Your dental crown is going to be with you for a while. Make sure you choose the most beneficial option for your unique needs. Our team provides exemplary personalized service, helping you make the best decisions for your oral health. Get started on your treatment today by scheduling a one-on-one consultation with the dentist.

You can reach our office in Cary, NC, online, or by calling:

(919) 364-6636

"Huge thank you to Dr Kofford and team!"

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Erin DeFisher

2018

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I can’t begin to find the words to describe my experience with Cary Prosthodontics. It was beyond amazing!!! Dr. Kofford and his staff went above and beyond on all fronts. They greatly improved the quality of life for our 11 year old host daughter who had a variety of severe dental needs. When given time restraints, Dr. Kofford and staff came into the office early and stayed late. Dr Kofford even worked during his vacation time. Everyone at Cary Prosthodontics showed our girl such compassion and comfort during our many visits in a 2 month window. Our girl needed an extraction, crown and several fillings. All were done with great care and skill. We never felt rushed and would recommend Dr. Kofford to anyone and everyone!

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Loretta Cohen

2018

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Dr Kofford is amazing! Nervous about getting a crown placed on your front tooth like me? Did your dentist tell you you need to pay for two crowns so your two front teeth match? Don't worry! Dr Kofford and his incredible staff have you covered! Kathy and Phillissia are excited about your new smile and make you feel welcome the moment you step in the door. Anxious about needles? Don't be! Dr Kofford is extremely gentle...Let's not forget about his assistant, Ray, and that "million dollar smile" (that Dr Kofford did!). Ray is attentive and funny too! The whole experience was great. BUT THE TOOTH! WOW! The second that Kathy placed the new crown in my mouth I knew I would love it because of the way it felt! It felt like my old tooth, which I haven't felt in over 10 years! And the color, PERFECT match! Turns out I only needed one crown, because I went to Dr Kofford!! I'm telling you it is worth going to a Prosthodontist. But not just any Prosthodontist, you must check out Cary Prosthodontics!

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Dental Crown FAQ

Is dental crown treatment painful?

Despite common misconceptions, dental crown treatment is relativity easy and pain-free. The procedure is no more uncomfortable than getting a filling. If you get nervous around dental work or suffer from high sensitivity, we can help you feel more at ease with sedation dentistry. 

Will my dental crown be noticeable when I smile?

Our practice crafts dental crowns and other tooth restorations out of materials that closely resemble natural tooth enamel. Porcelain crowns provide some of the most realistic results and typically look no different from adjacent natural teeth. If you have concerns about the color, translucency, or other aesthetic properties of your crown, please talk to our dentists and we will make sure to tailor the design to your preferences.

Will insurance cover my dental crown?

Dental procedures generally fall into two different categories: cosmetic dentistry and restorative dentistry. Restorative dentistry consists of treatments that affect your oral health and physical comfort. If you get a crown for restorative purposes, insurance generally covers part of the costs. If you are getting a crown to fix cosmetic problems, on the other hand, your treatment will likely not be covered.

How do I maintain my crown?

You should care for your crown much like you care for your real teeth. Brush your teeth with a soft-bristled toothbrush twice daily and floss at least once a day. While crowns are highly durable, they can sustain damage under extreme pressure, so avoid chewing ice and hard candy. If you have any questions about maintenance, please send us a message and we will be happy to assist you. 

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Cary Prosthodontics

Cary Prosthodontics was founded in 1991 to provide the finest care to residents of Cary, Raleigh, Apex, Holly Springs, Fuquay-Varina, Morrisville, and surrounding areas. Our compassionate and caring prosthodontists are members of a number of professional associations, including:

  • American College of Prosthodontics (ACP)
  • Academy of Osseointegration (AO)
  • International Team for Implantology (ITI)

For more information about our services, contact our practice online or call (919) 858-8193 to speak to a member of our team today.

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