Dental & Porcelain Crowns Columbia, Cayce South Carolina
Improve Your Tooth's Health and Appearance
At Columbia Smiles, we offer a variety of treatment options for patients who wish to restore smiles affected by imperfections such as chips, cracks, and stains. Treating damaged teeth provides not only aesthetic benefits, but oral health benefits as well. Patients whose teeth have been compromised by trauma or decay may choose to receive dental crowns to protect what is left of their natural tooth. Dr. Nicholas Pournaras offers restorative dentistry treatments of the highest quality, including durable, natural-looking dental crowns, to patients of his Columbia, South Carolina practice.
If damaged teeth are affecting the health and appearance of your smile, and you would like to learn more about dental crowns, contact Columbia Smiles today to schedule a consultation.
What Are Dental Crowns?
A dental crown is a cap placed over a damaged or discolored tooth to preserve and protect the tooth from further deterioration. These coverings restore strength to weakened teeth and are custom-crafted to look completely natural. In addition to restoring strength and beauty to damaged teeth, dental crowns can be used to cover misshapen teeth or stabilize a dental bridge. Dental crowns are unlike other restorative dentistry treatments in that they completely encase the tooth, rather than cover just a portion. At Columbia Smiles, all of our dental crowns are made of porcelain and are masterfully crafted by skilled ceramist Wayne Payne. Wayne’s focus on “functional aesthetics” and his attention to detail help Dr. Nick to produce consistently beautiful, natural-looking results.
Receiving Dental Crowns
Patients who wish to receive dental crowns can do so in the comfort of Columbia Smiles’ inviting office setting. Patients can complete the procedure in two simple office visits. During the first visit, Dr. Nick will prep the tooth and place a temporary restoration. After Dr. Nick receives the final crown from our lab, the patient can return to the office to complete the procedure.
The Benefits of Dental Crowns
Dental crowns are an effective restorative dentistry treatment that can strengthen a tooth that has been weakened by damage or decay. Damaged teeth that are left untreated may eventually need to be extracted, which, for many reasons, is a vastly inferior alternative to preserving at least some of the natural tooth structure. By receiving dental crowns, patients avoid further pain and oral health complications. Furthermore, because porcelain mimics the light-reflecting properties of natural tooth enamel, dental crowns look incredibly realistic compared to restorations made from other materials. With proper oral hygiene habits, porcelain crowns can last for up to 15 years. Perhaps most importantly, dental crowns help patients live comfortably day to day by alleviating discomfort and sensitivity.
More Information on Dental Crowns
Dental crowns offer many cosmetic and functional benefits for patients with weakened or otherwise damaged teeth. If you think you may be a candidate for dental crowns and would like to learn more, please contact our Columbia, South Carolina dental practice today.