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Dental Crowns

Damaged, decayed, or missing teeth can cause discomfort and make normal functions such as chewing and speaking more difficult.

At our Charlotte, NC, practice, we offer custom dental crowns to restore the form and function of your smile.

What makes dental crowns such a trusted option?

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Crowns Offer  Functional and Cosmetic Benefits

Improved Oral Health

Crowns can restore dental function to a severely damaged tooth, allowing you to chew and speak properly once again

Restored Balance 

If you have a worn or unusually shaped tooth, a crown can restore the natural balance of your bite, reducing your risk of TMJ disorder and other dental issues triggered by misalignment. 

Enhanced Self-Confidence 

A crown can enhance your appearance and might be recommended during a smile makeover. After treatment, your smile may look brighter, healthier, and years younger.

Ready to Rebuild  Your Smile?

Our dentists, Dr. John M. Pinnix IV and Dr. George A. Betancourt, are experts in general and comprehensive dentistry. They are dedicated to providing exemplary care to patients in Charlotte, Ballantyne, and the surrounding communities. Advanced Dentistry of Blakeney has served patients throughout NC since 2005

If you are ready to invest in a permanent crown, contact our practice online or call us at:

(704) 543-1102

Dr. John M. Pinnix IV and Dr. George A. Betancourt

Not Sure If Crowns  Can Meet Your Dental Needs?

Crowns can address a wide range of cosmetic and health concerns, including root canal infections. For qualifying patients, our doctors can even use a crown to restore a dental implant or support a dental bridge to treat tooth loss. The best way to find out if a crown can help you is to schedule a consultation with our dental team.

Requirements

Drs. John M. Pinnix or George A. Betancourt will thoroughly evaluate your needs and your oral health to determine if a crown is right for you. There are two primary candidacy factors: 

Sufficient Dental Tissue 

In order to receive a traditional crown, the tooth must be able to provide the necessary support. If a tooth is too compromised to support a crown, extraction may be necessary. In this case, we can discuss replacing the tooth with a crown supported by a dental implant.

Good Oral Health

Like your teeth, crowns need a healthy foundation. Any issues such as decay or gum disease must be resolved before providing your dental crown.
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Get the Care You Need When You Need It

"I've been going here for a number of years. The staff are great.   I like that they have two dentists, so when you have a problem (like a tooth cracking), they have the flexibility to get you in quickly."
Melonie Brown

Traditional Dental Crowns  Can Be Placed in One Day 

After treatment, your smile may look brighter, healthier, and years younger.
After treatment, your smile may look brighter, healthier, and years younger.

Reshaping 

Before placing a crown, Dr. Pinnix or Dr. Betancourt will remove compromised tissue and reshape the remaining tissue before taking impressions of your tooth. 

Impressions

If you qualify for a same-day crown, your doctor will use our CEREC® system to take digital impressions. 

CEREC® Fabrication

These images, used to design your custom restoration, will be uploaded to our in-office milling machine. The system will fabricate your crown in an hour or less. CEREC uses solid, tooth-colored porcelain that is incredibly durable and has a natural sparkle, much like dental enamel.

Offsite Lab Fabrication

If you are not receiving a same-day crown, Dr. Pinnix or Dr. Betancourt will take manual impressions and send them to our state-of-the-art dental lab. There, technicians can create a crown from the material of your choice. While you wait, we can place a temporary crown to protect your altered tooth.

Placement 

After your restoration is fabricated, your dentist will ensure that it fits correctly. If you and your dentist are both happy with the results, your crown will be attached to the tooth.
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Dental crowns restore both form and function to your teeth.

Lifelike Results in Just One Day

In many cases, we are able to place a permanent crown over the damaged tooth or dental implant in a single appointment. Because our office is equipped with its own CEREC machine, we are able to fabricate CEREC same-day crowns in one office visit. This eliminates the need for a temporary crown, expediting your treatment and reducing your treatment costs

Take the First Step

If you have been living with a missing or damaged tooth, you have options. Our advanced porcelain and CEREC crowns at Advanced Dentistry of Blakeney can restore the function and appearance of your smile. Reach out to our Charlotte, NC, practice online or call us at:

(704) 543-1102

Making Your Crowns Last for Many Years 

Although dental crowns are built to last, they are not indestructible. Taking proper care of your crowns can provide many years of benefits:

Watch what you eat. Avoid using your crown to chew especially hard or sticky foods that could dislodge or damage your crown. 

Change your flossing technique. Brush your crowns like you would your natural teeth, but when you floss near the crown, pull the thread from front to back rather than moving it up and down within the gap. This will help you avoid having the thread catch beneath the crown and causing it to become loose.

Attend regular check-ups. During these visits to our Charlotte, NC, office, your dentist can evaluate the integrity of your crowns and make adjustments if necessary. 

Patients Love Our Team & Technology

"Dr Betancourt and his team are great! Love the fact that they can 3D print a crown out as you wait, so no need for a temporary and a second appt. my husband decided to give them a try after listening to me say how much I liked Dr Betancourt and After his first appt he told me he was so glad he went. Just a great overall experience!" Gayle R.

The Process for Receiving an Implant-Supported Crown

Imaging

Your dental x-rays will help your dentist place the device in the best possible position for long-lasting benefits. 

Sedation

Before your surgery, your doctor can administer both local anesthesia and a deeper type of sedation at your request.

Placement

Your doctor will create a small incision in your gums. Through this opening, your doctor can place the post in your jawbone before closing the incision.

Healing

Your jawbone will fuse with the device over a period of about four to six months. During this time, we may place a temporary crown to fill the space left by the missing tooth.

Restoration

When you have completely healed, your dentist will attach an abutment (connector) device to the post. He will then take impressions to create your crown, which will be attached to the abutment.
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The titanium posts fuse with your jawbone tissue to provide unrivaled support for restorations.

Replacing Teeth with Crowns Provides a Unique Set of Benefits

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Protect Healthy Teeth

Because bridges fit on top of the adjacent teeth, your dentist would need to remove a considerable amount of dental tissue to place the restoration. In contrast, these crowns do not require altering healthy teeth.

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A More Durable Option

This solution is typically more durable than even the most carefully created bridges. In fact, with appropriate maintenance, they can last the rest of your life

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Maintain Jaw Health

This solution promotes bone regeneration, sending signals to your jaw to trigger new tissue growth. Consequently, you will have a much lower risk for additional tooth loss.

We Are Proud to Serve Our Patients and Their Families

"Our entire family goes to Advanced Dentistry and we are very please with the Dentists, medical and administrative staff. We have had a wide variety of services provided from basic cleaning & checkups to crowns and braces.  We have always been pleased with the care and service we are provided.  I would highly recommend  to anyone to go to Advanced Dentistry of Blakeney."
Thomas Weller
Dr. Pinnix and Dr. Betancourt

Advanced Dentistry of Blakeney

At Advanced Dentistry of Blakeney, our goal is to enhance your quality of life through dentistry. Dr. John M. Pinnix IV and Dr. George A. Betancourt are proud to be associated with a range of prestigious organizations, including:

  • American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
  • Academy of General Dentistry
  • International College of Oral Implantologists
  • American Society of Anesthesiologists

For more information about our services, contact our Charlotte office online or call (704) 543-1102 today.

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