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Porcelain Crowns


Rendering of jaw with dental crown A crown, commonly referred to as a cap, is a covering placed over an existing tooth. The purpose of a crown is to restore the shape, size, and function of your tooth if it has suffered severe damage, making the tooth nonfunctional. Not only can a porcelain crown improve the way your tooth looks and restore its function, but it can also be stronger than most other teeth in your mouth. This makes it extremely durable and less likely to chip or crack in the future. If you need to get a crown fitted, Stansell Dentistry Associates is here to help you decide if it is the best solution for your needs.

Should I Get a Porcelain Crown?


A dental crown is an ideal solution for several different dental health issues you may be facing. Crowns are placed if you have a deep decaying cavity that is often too large for a filling. You may also require a crown if you have a tooth that is weakened, cracked, or worn down for a variety of reasons. Most root canal treatments require a crown to be placed over the tooth, as the tooth is not viable nor functional after the procedure is completed. Cosmetically, you may require a crown if you have a discolored tooth that you cannot naturally whiten or a badly shaped tooth that is causing you pain and discomfort. Our dentist will examine your teeth to see if placing a crown is the best solution for your problem.

What Is the Procedure For a Dental Crown?


Getting a crown placed is usually a two-visit procedure since it is a procedure that requires preparation. First, we will have to prepare the tooth that needs to be crowned by removing the outer portion of the tooth. This is done by shaving off the top and sides of the tooth if it is viable. If we deem your tooth too weakened, we will also have to build up the core of the tooth to ensure it is stable enough for a crown.

Next, an impression of your tooth is made from either a mold of your current or adjacent tooth, or a digital scan is taken of the tooth. This is necessary to make a replica of your tooth in the form of a crown. Without a properly fitting crown, it could cause complications during or after the surgery. This can be an expensive mistake, so precision is a necessity.

If you are also getting a root canal done, this is when the root canal procedure is completed. This can take anywhere from sixty to ninety minutes to complete. Any other procedures that are needed will also be done before getting a temporary crown. After any necessary dental treatments, the temporary crown is placed over the tooth to allow time for the permanent crown to be prepared. This can take anywhere from two to three weeks. While you have a temporary crown, we will advise you to avoid anything that could cause irritation and tooth sensitivity. This includes hot and cold food or beverages, chewing gum, and generally sticky foods. Once the new crown is ready, you will return for your second visit. Our dentist will place and adjust the crown, as necessary, to make it fit comfortably in your mouth. When both you and our team are satisfied with the way it feels and looks, it will be cemented over the existing tooth.

Why We Offer Porcelain Crowns


The biggest benefit of a porcelain crown is its unmatched aesthetics. Your crown will not only replicate natural tooth structure, but it can also be designed to look even better than your original tooth. Many patients choose porcelain veneers to improve the cosmetics of their smile. Porcelain veneers are razor thin, and only cover the front surface of a tooth. For these reasons, veneers are only suitable for the anterior (front) teeth.

A porcelain crown is thicker and full-coverage, making them a better choice for teeth in the posterior (back) region of your mouth. will be able to determine if you are a suitable candidate for a porcelain crown during your consultation appointment.

Getting a crown does not hurt, it is usually just time intensive. After the procedure is done, you can resume your normal daily activities. Stansell Dentistry Associates will instruct you on the best aftercare methods for your crown after the procedure. If you are considering a crown, call us today at 984-477-0177 to schedule an appointment.

Locations & Hours


Brier Creek




10207 Cerny Street, Ste 106
Raleigh, NC 27617

Phone: 984-477-0177
Fax: 919-249-1375

Office Hours
Mon: 8:30am - 6:30pm
Tues: 8:30am - 4:30pm
Wed: 8:30am - 4:30pm
Thur: 7:30am - 4:30pm
Fri: 8:00am - 2:00pm

North Raleigh




1911 Falls Valley Drive, Ste 107
Raleigh, NC 27615

Phone: 984-206-4242
Fax: 919-249-2145

Office Hours
Mon: 8:30am - 6:30pm
Tues: 8:30am - 4:30pm
Wed: 8:30am - 4:30pm
Thur: 7:30am - 4:30pm
Fri: 8:00am - 2:00pm

Knightdale




1101 Great Falls Ct, Ste 102
Knightdale, NC 27545

Phone: 984-733-0330
Fax: 919-415-1849

Office Hours
Mon: 8:30am - 6:30pm
Tues: 8:30am - 4:30pm
Wed: 8:30am - 4:30pm
Thur: 7:30am - 4:30pm
Fri: 8:00am - 2:00pm

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