Do you have damaged, worn, or discolored teeth? Are your worn teeth creating an unbalanced bite? Create an even, healthy smile with dental crowns. Crowns are porcelain ceramic caps that we can use to cover teeth and dental restorations. At Red Maple Dental, Dr. Shawna Hoffert provides dental crowns for patients in Asheville, NC. Dr. Hoffert creates brighter, stronger smiles with tooth crowns with her dental team. Here you can learn the benefits of crowns as well as how they can restore your smile.
Q&A: Dental Crowns in Asheville, NC
Read answers to popular questions many patients have about dental crown treatment at Red Maple Dental:
What are the benefits of dental crowns?
Tooth crowns are used to brighten discolored teeth, strengthen weakened teeth, and hold injured teeth together. We also use crowns to protect teeth following a root canal. We also cap off implants with crowns. Because our dental crowns are made of porcelain ceramic, they look like natural teeth. In addition, tooth crowns are also durable enough to withstand the chewing forces of the mouth.
Can I whiten my dental crown?
Patients cannot whiten their dental crowns because they are made of porcelain ceramic. Crowns do not react to whitening treatment like other ceramic, resin, or biocompatible materials. If you have dull or old crowns that you would like to replace, we can help.
Is the dental crown treatment painful?
We use a local anesthetic during the crown procedure to numb the treated area. After the procedure, patients may feel sensitivity or discomfort. However, we provide pain medication and recommend a soft diet. Patients who follow our instructions will soon be able to chew once their crown or crowns are healed comfortably.
Do I need a dental crown after my root canal?
Some patients will need extra strength for their tooth after a root canal. Patients receive a dental filling to seal their tooth after it is cleaned. A dental crown benefits those who have worn or weakened teeth. After the tooth has healed from root canal treatment, we can provide a crown.
Can you replace my old metal dental crowns?
Yes, please call our office if you have a damaged or old metal crown. More traditional dental crowns often contain mercury which is harmful if ingested. We can replace metal crowns with porcelain ceramic crowns. These tooth crowns not only blend in with the natural smile but also are strong enough to replace metal crowns.
How long do dental crowns last?
With the right care, tooth crowns can last patients from 15 to 30 years. Gently brush your teeth with a soft-bristled toothbrush and non-abrasive toothpaste to care for your crowns. Remember to visit the dentist on a regular basis for routine checkups.
Receive a Dental Crown Today
Do you want new dental crowns? Contact Red Maple Dental for restorative dental treatment. New patients can call Dr. Hoffert at (828)-358-1925 and current patients may call (828) 252-7304. You may also request a dental appointment with Dr. Hoffert on our website for care today.