COSMETIC SOLUTIONS WITH DENTAL CROWNS
A crown is a type of dental restoration that completely caps or encircles a tooth or dental implant. Crowns are often needed when a large cavity threatens the ongoing health of a tooth. A dental crown is a treatment that strengthens a tooth by covering a chipped, cracked, weak or damaged tooth. The tooth-shaped “cap” is placed over a tooth to covering it to restore its size, shape strength, and improve its appearance. The crown, when cemented into place, fully encases the entire visible portion of a tooth above the gum line. Crowns can be made from several different materials.
Types of Crowns
All-ceramic crowns are milled out of blocks of solid ceramic to match the shade and color of your tooth. In our office, we can make CEREC* crowns – which can be placed in 1 visit for your convenience.
Porcelain Fused to Metal Crowns – these are made at a lab, and we will still use this as an option for our patients. This gives the esthetics of a tooth-colored tooth but has the underlying structure made of a precious metal.
Gold/ Precious Metal Full Cast Crowns – these are metal in color – some are silver and some are gold in color. These are long-lasting crowns but do not have the esthetics of looking like a natural tooth. They are somewhat cost-prohibitive due to the cost of gold.
Most commonly, dental crowns are a restoration procedure for teeth needing more structural support and long-lasting protection than cavity fillings or inlays. Dental crowns can be used in connection with a variety of procedures in cosmetic dentistry:
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I smiled all day after my appointment with Westhill Dental. I got two implants and I am so happy. I would recommend everyone to go to get there dentistry done there. Dr Trenton and staff are amazing and caring. They put my mind at ease and helped me through everything.i used to hate going to the dentist but now I look forward to it. Westhill dental educates you and explains every step. I am proud to say I go to Westhill Dental and I will tell everyone I know they are the best.
Great experience today at my first appointment at Westhill Dental in Greenville! Billie was great with being very informative on my x rays, my cleaning, and tips and tricks for future preventative care. Dr Trent was out of the office this week on vacation but I got to meet Dr Ian. I was more than impressed with how personable he was, definitely not the norm with any “medical” appointment. He took the time to explain terms I didn’t understand as well as explain the different options I had for my future dental health. Highly recommend and will be recommending this office to all!
This was my first experience and I appreciate the care that Nicole showed during my cleaning. She explained everything that she was doing and looking for during my new patient visit. Dr. Trent did the same and was very kind and personable. He explained what he was looking for and took the time to have a conversation to connect. I am truly glad I made the switch to Westhill Dental!😁
I have been a patient at Westhill Dental for about a year and I have nothing but good to say about Dr. Trent and his team. They are professional but yet so friendly and welcoming. I feel like family in just this short time. I have had exams/cleanings, a sleep study and a crown, and It has been a great experience. So glad I found them! Thank you for the great care.