Crowns (Caps)

Restore Your Smile with Quality Dental Crowns in Apex

When you have a damaged or misshapen tooth, it jeopardizes your oral health. At Apex Family Dentistry, we offer custom tooth-colored dental crowns to restore the integrity of your bite and the beauty of your smile. Our team provides crowns that look and feel natural.

We are proud to serve the residents of Apex, Haddon Hall, Scott's Mill, and the surrounding areas. You can trust that we will treat you with respect, regardless of the current state of your compromised tooth.

Our team welcomes you like part of our family and blends over a decade of experience with modern technology and materials to provide the quality dental care you deserve. Contact us today to schedule an appointment.


What Is a Dental Crown?

A crown is a dental restoration that protects a decayed, damaged, or worn-down tooth. These restorations renew the strength and integrity of the tooth in question, which rejuvenates your bite pattern and boosts your oral health. A crown protects your tooth by creating a barrier between the weak tooth structure and the daily chewing forces and bacteria that cause decay and infection.

If you are missing a tooth or a tooth must be extracted to preserve your oral health, then an implant-supported crown may be the solution you're looking for. This dental restoration consists of an implant post that acts like your natural tooth root and provides a stable base for your prosthetic crown. These restorations are permanent and recreate your natural tooth from root to crown.

Do I Need a Dental Crown?

Many people think of crowns when facing a large cavity, but this is only one of many reasons a crown might be recommended. If your tooth is chipped, cracked, shows significant wear, is too small, or misshapen, then a dental crown may be the solution you're looking for. When your tooth structure is compromised, it is susceptible to further damage and infection, but a dental crown covers and protects your tooth while restoring its original shape.

A tooth that is worn or too small disrupts your natural bite pattern and causes unnecessary stress on the surrounding teeth. Our custom dental crowns recreate the surface area and restore your bite.

If you have had root canal therapy and your natural tooth structure has been preserved, then it's important to protect your tooth with a dental crown so it does not break or become infected.

Our Custom Dental Crown Process

We believe that your smile is as unique as you are. That's why we provide personalized care like our custom dental crowns. Our team takes the time to talk with you and ask questions in order to fully understand your concerns and smile goals. Next, we craft a treatment plan that is tailored to you and your specific situation and lifestyle.

Our team will perform a gentle and thorough exam of your teeth, jaws, and gums to verify that a dental crown is right for you and note any issues that require pretreatment. From there, we take detailed images and measurements of the compromised tooth. We artfully match the color of your dental restoration with your remaining teeth to create a beautifully blended smile.

We submit the information to a trusted lab to create your dental restoration, a process that takes about two weeks. Once your crown is complete, we will have you visit our practice for the final fitting. Our friendly dentist will set the crown, and you will be ready to show off your renewed smile.

Dental Crown FAQs

Our team appreciates and encourages open dialogue and voicing your questions and concerns. We are happy to provide the information you need to feel confident in your custom treatment plan. Here are some of the most common questions we receive about dental crowns.

What should I do if I lose or break my crown?

If your dental crown is lost or broken, then you can visit our dental practice and let us design a new crown to protect your tooth and restore the functionality of your bite.

No. Dental crowns fit snugly and comfortably over your tooth. Our dentist will gently shape your natural tooth and secure your restoration.

Dental crowns consist of highly durable materials that look and feel natural and can last for 10-15 years. It is important to avoid biting hard things like ice, bottles, or hard candy, as well as sticky foods like caramel, because they can damage your crown.

Our Beautiful Crowns in Apex

Do you have a broken or weak tooth? At Apex Family Dentistry, we offer dental crowns that restore your oral health and the beauty of your smile. We are excited to meet you and begin a professional and personal relationship built on trust and quality dental care that you can rely on. Contact us today to schedule your appointment.