Dental Crowns

CEREC Porcelain Crowns With Your Cary Dentist

If you’re missing a tooth or have irreparable damage to a tooth, a dental crown (cap for teeth) is an excellent solution to restore your smile.

Porcelain crowns are made to look exactly like your natural teeth, and there have been impressive advances in modern dental technology to make a crown for teeth that is created especially for you in just one office visit. This technology is known as CEREC, which stands for Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics (thank goodness for the acronym).

Close up photo of CEREC porcelain dental crowns, available near Morrisville and Apex, NC courtesy of a Cary dentist.

What is CEREC?

CEREC is a procedure that allows Dr. Acton to create fully custom dental crowns right in his Cary office near Morrisville and Apex, NC.

Why is this important? You’re a busy person, and one visit for a custom tooth crown means no repeat office visits to finish the procedure. We respect your time and are thrilled to offer CEREC dental crowns to help you save more of it.

Why Dental Crowns?

  • Dental crowns are most often used when your existing tooth is too damaged for other traditional dental procedures like fillings.
  • If your damaged tooth is exceptionally weak, a tooth crown could strengthen the existing structure and provide necessary protection.
  • Dental crowns can be used to support a dental bridge if needed.
  • A tooth crown is also used as a cap for a dental implant and becomes a beautiful and permanent replacement for a missing tooth.

How Does Dr. Acton Place Dental Crowns?

  1. The first step involves taking a mold of the natural tooth that will be replaced by the tooth crown. A cap for teeth (dental crown) will be created especially for you.
  2. The second step involves Dr. acton shaping your natural tooth so the tooth crown will fit perfectly.
  3. After the new dental crown is made it is affixed to your natural tooth that was reshaped to receive the new dental crown.
  4. Finally, after your dental crowns are placed, Dr. Acton may make some very slight adjustments to ensure that each tooth crown is properly aligned with your other teeth.

Schedule a Consultation for CEREC Porcelain Dental Crowns Near Apex and Morrisville

Our patients in the Morrisville – Cary – Apex NC area love the convenience and beauty of CEREC porcelain crowns. Contact us today for more information on dental crowns and how the CEREC procedure will make your oral health care more convenient!

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They really take the time to explain things. They know the ins and outs and can explain it in a way that patients understand.

Crown FAQs

What is a crown build up?

A build-up restores a broken down or decayed tooth to the ideal shape needed to accommodate a crown, bridge, inlay, onlay or veneer. A build-up is made of a tooth-colored composite filling material.

What are the benefits of a crown?

Crowns restore a tooth to its natural size, shape and color. They improve the strength, function and appearance of a broken-down tooth that may otherwise be lost. They may also be designed to decrease the risk of root decay.

What are the risks of a crown?

  • Preparation for a crown weakens tooth structure and permanently alters the tooth underneath the crown.
  • Preparing for and placing a crown can irritate the tooth and cause post-operative sensitivity, which may last up to 3 months.
  • If the cement seal at the edge of the crown is lost, decay may form at the juncture of the crown and tooth.
  • Porcelain may chip and metal may wear over time.
  • About 6% of the time, the tooth underneath the crown needs a root canal during its lifetime.
  • If the tooth needs a root canal after the crown is permanently cemented, the procedure may fracture the crown and the crown may need to be replaced.