Dental Crowns Specialist

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Leesville Dental Studio

Dentistry located in Raleigh, NC

Dental crowns don’t just enhance the appearance of your smile, they also protect a weakened tooth and boost your oral health. At Leesville Dental Studio in Raleigh, North Carolina, the attentive dental group is available to address your concerns and answer your dental crown questions. A dental crown procedure is now more effective than ever before. Click to schedule online or call Leesville Dental Studio today.

Dental Crowns Q & A

What is a dental crown?

A dental crown is securely placed on top of a damaged tooth and acts as a protective cap. Your crown is specifically sculpted to the shape of your original tooth.

Your Leesville Dental Studio provider carefully places your dental crown on top of your original tooth until it completely covers the visible portion above your gum line. A special cement is applied to seal your crown in place.

Why would I need a dental crown?

Your dentist might suggest a dental crown for a number of reasons. A crown can protect and hold together a weak tooth as well as improve its appearance and strength. A crown can cover a discolored or oddly shaped tooth or attach to a dental implant.

Are there different kinds of crowns?

Crowns can be made from several different dental materials, such as: 

  • Stainless steel
  • Resin
  • Gold or another alloy (zirconia)
  • Porcelain fused to metal
  • Ceramic 

The right material for you depends on a number of factors.

Stainless steel

Stainless steel is the most common material used for temporary crowns. Stainless steel crowns are especially durable and reliable.


Metal crowns can tolerate the force of eating and chewing since they’re particularly strong. Due to their color, metal crowns are usually used in the back of the mouth.

Porcelain fused to metal

Porcelain fused to metal crowns offer a more natural appearance compared to metal crowns. It’s important to note that the metal portion of the crown might be visible as a dark line near your gums.


All-ceramic crowns are an excellent choice if you have metal sensitivities. All-ceramic crowns are popular and natural looking.


All-resin crowns are an affordable option, but they’re also more susceptible to cracking.

What’s involved in a dental crown procedure?

A dental crown procedure typically involves at least two visits to Leesville Dental Studio. During your first appointment, your dentist takes X-rays to assess the health of the tooth requiring the crown.

Your dentist administers an anesthetic and either files down or builds up your original tooth to allow your crown to attach securely. Your Leesville Dental Studio provider creates an impression of your teeth before sending it to a dental lab where your custom crown is constructed.

In the meantime, your dentist creates a temporary crown to protect your tooth until you visit the office for the placement of your permanent crown.

Discuss your crown options and explore the many benefits of dental crowns by calling Leesville Dental Studio or scheduling online today.