Dental Crowns

Tooth Crown | Dental Cap South Charleston WV

Most dentistry looks like dentistry. Our goal is to provide dentistry that is undetectable. We replace existing dental crowns and fillings with restorations that look and feel like your natural teeth.

Where damage to a person’s teeth is extreme, and apparently beyond repair, we can use porcelain or porcelain “pasted on gold” crowns to make the smile appear “as new”. This is an extremely reliable technique for repairing the most severe of dental problems, even permanently replacing missing teeth to offer a complete smile and a functional bite. We are renowned for the quality of our work and the fantastic changes we make for people using this technology. These treatments are used for a long-lasting correction of major dental problems. It is usual for these treatments to last for 20 to 30 years, which is as close to permanent as dental treatment can get.

We’ve got simple and affordable options for those suffering from fractured or broken teeth. Our expertly created crowns are designed to protect and strengthen your damaged teeth with ease and beauty. Dr. Ghareeb uses his unmatched level of expertise with the latest technology to craft and places each crown. We employ sterilization techniques at every turn, ensuring safety and comfort in every step of the crown placement process.

How long does it take to fit a dental crown?

Fitting a crown requires at least two visits to our office. Initially, we will remove decay, shape the tooth, and fit it with a temporary crown of either plastic or metal.

On the subsequent visit, we will remove the temporary crown and then fit and adjust the final crown. Finally, we will cement the crown into place and you have a new beautiful looking tooth.

What are the Key Benefits of Dental Crowns?

  • Replaces missing teeth
  • Offers support to misshapen teeth or badly broken teeth
  • Looks completely natural
  • Fixes “smile” and functional chewing problems

What are the capabilities of crowns?

Crown and bridgework is a very reliable solution for major dental problems caused by accidents, diseases, or wear and tear. Major problems can usually be corrected using these techniques. The material used in these repairs is either high-grade porcelain or porcelain bonded to gold. A higher strength of the porcelain and gold materials is recommended to treat the most serious dental problems. Where accidental damage has occurred, resulting in lost teeth, or where teeth have broken away through excessive wear, or as the result of old fillings breaking, dental crowns and/or dental bridges can be used as a long-term solution.

Many people have unexplained pain from filled back teeth, which is usually due to hairline cracks in the chewing part of the tooth. Placing crowns on these teeth relieves the pain and allows a return of full dental function for these teeth. In front teeth, older fillings can both weaken the teeth and cause “appearance” problems due to staining or chipping. Porcelain crowns and bridges are suitable in cases where porcelain veneers are not. In teeth with root canal fillings, crowns can prevent breakage.

Using Our E4D Dentist® System for Same-Day Dental Crowns

Say goodbye to multiple appointments, messy impressions, and wearing temporaries for weeks! We are proud to employ computer-aided design and computer-aided manufacturing (CAD/CAM) technology to ensure an excellent experience and optimal results. Our E4D Dentist® system allows us to plan, produce, and place an individual crown during your first (and only) appointment. This means we gather a digital, rather than goopy, impression and use the scanned data to design a custom restoration. Next, our in-office milling unit quickly fabricates your brand-new tooth while you wait. We guarantee a comfortable fit and a natural look as we customize your dental crown treatment in just one day.

Dental Crown FAQ (Frequently Asked Dental Crowns Questions)

What is a crown?

The part of your natural tooth you can see above the gumline is the crown. If yours is cracked or broken, we shape, fit, and place a new artificial dental crown that restores the function of the damaged tooth.

What does the dental crown procedure entail exactly?

When you come in for a new crown, we remove the decay in your tooth, reduce it in size to prepare it for the placement of the crown, take a digital impression to create the final crown, and place a temporary crown that will protect your tooth and allow it to function at normal capacity until we place your final crown at your next appointment. Our digital scans make the experience much more comfortable for our patients, eliminating traditional goopy impressions from the process.

How long does a tooth crown appointment take?

We typically recommend you plan for an hour, about as much time as is required for a filling. We clean and shape your tooth and place the temporary crown. At a subsequent appointment, we replace the temporary crown with a permanent crown that we fabricate in a dental lab.

Does it hurt to get a crown?

No. We numb the area with a local anesthetic, much like with a filling and most dental procedures. You may feel a little discomfort as the anesthesia wears off but nothing that you can’t easily manage with over-the-counter pain medications. We also offer a variety of sedation and anesthesia options if you prefer more than a little numbing. Your comfort is very important to us, and we will do all we can to ensure you are relaxed and comfortable during your visit.

Can I eat after having a crown?

Good question. It’s best to wait about 30 minutes after completion of your treatment before eating or drinking and about 24 hours before eating anything hard or sticky that might pull at the crown. Make sure to give the cement ample time to settle.