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If you’re interested in helping your smile and oral health with a dental crown, then you probably have many questions about the restoration as well as the treatment. Well, you’re not alone. To help you know more about dental crowns in Wilmington, North Carolina, our dentist, Dr. Harrison Keith III, is happy to provide the answers to those questions you may have.

Q: What are dental crowns?
A: Dental crowns are tooth-shaped caps that replace the tooth enamel and can restore the health, function and beauty of the tooth. They are made to fit perfectly over the tooth.

Q: What is the treatment process?
A: Your dentist will numb the mouth with a local anesthetic. Then, he will trim the enamel to make room for the crown. When the tooth is ready, he will make impressions your crown will be created. When the crown is ready, your dentist will cement it over your tooth. (While you wait for your crown to be made, your dentist may place a temporary crown over the tooth so you can use it.)

Q: What can a dental crown do for me?
A: A crown can restore a severely decayed, weak or broken tooth. It can also be used to cover a tooth that has a large filling, complete a root canal treatment, improve the appearance of an unattractive tooth, hold together a cracked tooth and more.

For more information and details, please reach out to our dental team at 910-763-8129, and we will be more than happy to give you the answers and help you need. We look forward to your phone call!