Dental Crowns − Asheville, NC

Crowns cover & support a tooth with a large filling when there isn’t enough tooth left. They can be used to attach a bridge, protect a weak tooth from breaking or restore one that’s already broken. A crown, also called a cap, is a good way to cover teeth that are discolored or badly shaped as well, or to cover a dental implant. A crown can make your tooth stronger & improve its appearance.

There are several types of crowns, including porcelain, ceramic, resin & metal alloys. The material used can be altered to match the color of your teeth. Our primary concern is keeping your smile bright & healthy, so ask Dr. Bernier which type is right for you!

Getting a crown takes two steps: First, we prepare the tooth by taking x-rays & pictures to check the surrounding bone & tissue & filing down the tooth to make room for the crown. Then the crown is made & cemented into place.

A crown acts the same way as a tooth, so after your crowns are placed, you should treat it the same way as well. Continue to brush & floss regularly & see your dentist for regular checkups!

Same-Day Crowns

With modern advances in dental technology, the days when it took three visits just to get a dental crown are long gone. Leading-edge dental equipment now makes 3-D scanning, computer modeling & automated milling available right in the dental office so there’s no more waiting for crowns to come in from a separate dental laboratory. Instead, custom crowns (& other dental restorations) can be crafted immediately, with no need for temporaries or multiple visits. With the precision of 3-D technology, these restorations are as accurate as they ever have been before. Offering same-day crowns is part of our dedication to making dental care as convenient & comfortable as possible for our patients.

 

Call us today,   828-774-5777, or   Request an Appointment.