We can ease your fear and anxiety when you come to our Hickory, NC office for any procedure, including dental crowns.
If you have a weak, cracked, or chipped tooth that causes problems when you try to eat or talk, a dental crown may be the answer you are seeking. Dental crowns are porcelain caps that cover a tooth to provide strength and support for chewing. They will completely cover the tooth and seal to your gums to prevent food particles from going underneath and causing infection and decay. In the past, dental crowns were made of metal, so it was easy to tell if a person had one in his or her mouth. Now the crowns look much more natural, so you can smile with confidence.
If you have old dental crowns in your mouth, you may want to consider having them replaced. Most dental insurance plans cover replacement of crowns after five years, especially when they are separating from the gum line and causing food to get trapped beneath the crown. The result of this problem can be very painful and difficult to correct, so if you do have older crowns that you have had for five years or more, come visit us at Hickory Distinctive Dentistry, located in Hickory, North Carolina, to find out whether replacing these dental crowns is a good option.
Dr. Dan Gaffney has more than 30 years of dental experience, and he focuses on providing a calm experience for each patient. We understand the anxiety and fear that many patients feel when they visit the dentist, especially for a procedure like dental crowns. Dr. Dan will do everything he can to help you feel more relaxed while you are in the office.