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


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...

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: 

Dental Crowns


Dental Decay or Trauma

 Left untreated, certain concerns may not be remedied with dental fillings. For teeth weakened by substantial tooth decay or damage, our dentists can place a crown to provide strength and support. 

Root Canal Infection

When decay affects the inner portion of a tooth, a root canal procedure can remove the infection. Typically, your dentist will recommend placing a dental crown to protect the tooth afterward. 

Cosmetic Imperfections

Various aesthetic flaws can benefit from the placement of a dental crown. Our dentists can address chips, small cracks, a discolored tooth, and a misshapen tooth using a crown.

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


Our team 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. 

Worried about Cost?


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. 

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.

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


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.


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.


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


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


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


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.

Choose the Best for Your Smile


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:

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.

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.

The Proof is in Our patients

Linda D.
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Staff is professional but caring, more so than other medical offices I’ve been to. When you walk in they actually greet you by name. They remember details of your previous visits, which speaks to a great office staff. And Dr. Lim does his best to see that you have a good outcome. Thanks to all!
Joyce Th.
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Was treated with so much respect from the Dr. and staff. I’m a very nervous person when it comes to having dental work done I can’t help it, but they made feel so comfortable so easy to explain to let them know why I was there. I couldn’t wait to tell my family and friends. Thanks
Jennifer Y.
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Yet again, an EXCELLENT visit with Dr Koffard. The staff are so thoughtful and welcoming, professional and knowledgeable and I really appreciate the lightness of the spirit in the entire office; not to mention Dr Koffards’ effervescent nature. Thank you again for taking such good care of me. Oh! And congratulations on the new, roomy office space! It’s beautiful!
Megan F.
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My doctor and the nurse were absolutely amazing . i have bad anxiety when it comes to mouth operations and they walked me through every step, everything was super quick and easy. I wish there was another way to thank the ladies who worked on me bc i have never been so comfortable.

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