Dental Crown Hillsborough, NC

At Hillsborough Family & Cosmetic Dentistry, our team can address nearly all of your dental needs. Our goal is to give you the healthy, beautiful smile of your dreams. One versatile tool to improve your oral health and smile is a dental crown. Dental crowns are the solution to both cosmetic and restorative dental problems. Dr. Williamson will use dental crowns to improve the look and function of damaged or weak teeth. Visit our restorative dentistry in Hillsborough, NC, today.

Dental Crown in Hillsborough NC

Dr. Williamson may recommend dental crowns in several situations, such as: 

  • Tooth Decay: In some cases, a dental filling may not be sufficient to restore the integrity of a decayed tooth. As a result, dental crowns can restore the tooth’s structure.
  • Root Canal: Following a root canal procedure, a crown will act as a protective shield and restore the tooth’s strength.
  • Broken or Fractured Teeth: Teeth that suffer a lot of damage due to accidents or trauma can benefit from dental crowns.
  • Cosmetic Improvements: Dental crowns can improve the appearance of teeth with severe discoloration, irregular shape, or size discrepancies.
  • Support for Dental Bridges: Your dentist will place crowns on healthy teeth adjacent to the gap left by a missing tooth. They serve as anchors for the prosthetic tooth in the bridge.

E4D Technology

In recent years, technological advancements have revolutionized the way our patients receive crowns. Gone are the days of sticky, gooey dental impressions. We use digital impressions to create a computer-generated view of your mouth. With these impressions, it reduces the amount of time it takes to create your dental crown. Furthermore, we use the E4D system to generate dental crowns in our Hillsborough, NC, dental office. This cutting-edge system enables Dr. Williamson to create and place dental crowns in a single appointment.

In addition to full dental crowns, there are situations where Dr. Williamson may recommend partial crowns, inlays, or onlays. These restorations provide more targeted solutions. With most dental procedures, the aim is to preserve as much of your natural tooth as possible.

Partial Crowns

Compared to full dental crowns, partial crowns cover less of the tooth’s surface. Dentists will often use partial crowns when the damage or decay doesn’t cover the entire tooth. However, the tooth likely still needs significant restoration. These crowns preserve as much of the healthy part of your tooth as possible while strengthening and protecting your tooth.

Inlays and Onlays

We offer inlays and onlays to repair teeth with moderate damage. Instead of using a full dental crown, Dr. Williamson can repair decayed teeth with alternative methods. Inlays fit within the cusps (or the raised points of a tooth). On the other hand, onlays extend to cover one or more cusps.

These restorations will precisely fit in order to provide a conservative solution. Visit our office for more information. You can call us at 919-587-8401 or request an appointment online.