About Dental Crowns
To heal and protect broken teeth, deep discoloration, significant decay, and other problems, dental crowns cover the entire tooth. At DentalWorks - High Point in High Point, NC, crowns (sometimes called caps) are strong, durable covers that fit snugly over the the tooth above the gumline in cases where a cavity is too large to be filled with a tooth-colored filling or if the tooth is broken and needs protection. Crowns can also be used to mask a discolored tooth or to add to the stability to a dental bridge. Crowns by our dentists at DentalWorks - High Point can be ceramic, metal, or porcelain, depending on the location of the crown. The molar and premolar teeth usually benefit from the extra strength of metal, while the visible teeth look better with porcelain or ceramic crowns, which are colored to match the patient's natural teeth.
"My first time there was to have them check on a tooth that had been bothering me for months. I was afraid of the dentist (which is why I procrastinated for so long). When I arrived the receptionist met me with a smile. I had enough time to fill out my paperwork before I got called back. The dental assistant was nice and the Dentist was reassuring. The booker my appointment to be seen with an oral surgeon and made a follow up appointment to have the rest of my teeth checked out. I appreciate their kindness as well as making my trip there not so painful."- C.J. / Google / May 17, 2018
"Mrs. Rachel and Dr. Joyce were wonderful!!! I would recommend anyone I know that’s looking for a dentist that is honest, caring, and patient."- T.B. / Google / May 05, 2018
"Very nice atmosphere. Took a lot of time with me answering all my questions. Very friendly and made me feel at ease."- T.A. / Google / May 05, 2018
"I first started my procedure in the Greensboro office with Dr. Joyce and was happy when he moved to the High Point office. All the staff at both locations were wonderful. Dr. Joyce and his assistants have wonderful bedside manner. They are concerned with your needs and explain your options fully. I totally recommend Dr. Joyce to anyone needing dental work. Thank you for your great work on my bridge."- T.W. / Google / May 01, 2018
"Very pleased with Dr.Joyce and I highly recommend him."- T.T. / Google / Apr 13, 2018
What to Expect
To create a custom crown, our dentists first prepare the tooth by removing a thin layer of enamel, then taking digital X-rays and impressions of the tooth, which will be sent to the dental laboratory. A temporary crown can be placed on the tooth while the customized crown is being crafted. When the customized crown is returned to DentalWorks - High Point in High Point, NC, our dentists will carefully bond and fit the crown on the tooth. Our dentists may adjust the crown for the best fit.
Some patients may experience temporary discomfort or tooth sensitivity, but the majority of patients do not have any pain after a crown is set. With proper home care and regular dental examinations and cleanings, a crown may last for 10 - 40 years, depending on the material and position of the crown. In some cases, a cavity or bacterial infection may build under the crown, which may require a root canal or other procedure.
If the crown is considered essential for the patient's health, dental insurance companies generally cover part of the cost, so our office staff at DentalWorks - High Point in High Point, NC will check with the patient’s insurance to determine their coverage and the patient's out-of-pocket costs. Estimated costs, payment options, and financing plans are available through our office in High Point, NC and can be discussed during the patient's meeting with our dentists.
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Strengthen and Protect
A dental cap can be used to protect a cracked or decayed tooth, as well as hide a cosmetic flaw. To fix the appearance or health of a single tooth, talk to our dentists at DentalWorks - High Point in High Point, NC and find out if a dental crown is a good solution for your needs and concerns.