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Dental Crowns

Decay, cavities, and structural damage can compromise a tooth and lead to painful side effects. 

Drs. Gary McCord, Christopher Maino, and Katie Macken can provide natural-looking dental crowns to protect and restore damaged teeth.

Learn more about the advantages of dental crown treatment at South Point Family Dentistry in Belmont, NC... 

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The Benefits of Dental Crowns

Protect Your Teeth

Cavities and infections don't only cause pain. They also weaken the structures of teeth. Dental crowns are caps that cover compromised teeth, strengthening them and protecting them from further damage.

Save Money

Avoid More Costly Dentistry 

If you don't cover a compromised tooth with a crown, it may eventually require extraction and replacement with a dental implant, which can cost thousands more than a simple crown. Choosing the more affordable option now can result in significant savings.

Enhance Your Smile

Custom-designed dental crowns from our dentists in Belmont can upgrade the appearance of your smile. These prosthetics can disguise discoloration, structural damage, and poorly shaped teeth. 

Dental Crown Treatment A Simple and Effective Form of Restorative Dentistry

Dental crowns are a tried and true method of repairing a wide range of dental conditions. With proper care and maintenance, they can protect your teeth for over a decade. Our Belmont practice crafts high-quality, lifelike restorations that are virtually indistinguishable from natural teeth.

Take a look at how dental crowns are placed...

After reshaping the natural enamel, our dentists can place a precisely designed cap over the natural tooth.

Why Choose Us? Because We Are Highly Recommended

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kristy Mabe

2020

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Dr. Gary McCord is amazing! He has went above and beyond when it comes to my denial care! Has fixed issues that was causing problems to me that my old dentist office basically ignored! He fixed their mistakes! Dr. McCord has a big heart of gold you won't regret going to him! Thank you so much for all your hard work and passion for what you do! You make dentistry more personal and not feel like just another number!

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Richard Kidney

2018

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I did not like going to the dentist until I came here. I received a prompt and timely appointment. These professionals are impressive. Virtually all my questions were answered and concerns patiently addressed by Dr. McCord and his friendly, knowledgeable team. It’s easy to recommend this office; one  may go there with confidence.

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Dental Crown Timeline

Receiving a new crown at our Belmont, NC, dental practice typically requires two appointments over two to three weeks' time. Here is what you can expect during your treatment...

Our Belmont practice crafts high-quality, lifelike restorations that are virtually indistinguishable from natural teeth.
Our Belmont practice crafts high-quality, lifelike restorations that are virtually indistinguishable from natural teeth.

Tooth Preparation

After numbing your mouth, one of our dentists will prepare the compromised tooth by cleaning and removing any decay. Root canal therapy may be required to extract infected tissue. Once the tooth is free of decay, we will remove a small layer of enamel to make room for the cap.

Impressions

Our dentist will take impressions of the treated tooth. We will send then these impressions to our trusted dental lab, where they will craft your prosthetic out of the material of your choice. We will discuss with you the benefits of the different materials (including porcelain, resin, and metals) so you can make an informed decision. 

Temporary Crown

We will place a temporary crown to protect against further damage while your permanent crown is being made. Be careful not to eat any excessively hard or sticky foods while your temporary cap is in place.

Crafting Custom Restorations

The skilled technicians at our partner lab will need one to two weeks to custom-craft your permanent crown. Once the restoration is complete, it is sent back to our Belmont office for placement.

Permanent Crown

When your cap is ready, you will return to our office for a second appointment. Our dentist will check the look and fit of the restoration and make any necessary adjustments. Then, we will use a special dental cement to secure the crown over your tooth.
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South Point Family Dentistry

Drs. Gary McCord, Christopher Maino, and Katie Macken are highly trained dentists who combine advanced training and compassionate care to help patients of all ages achieve healthy, beautiful smiles. They are affiliated with leading organizations, including the: 

  • American Dental Association
  • North Carolina Dental Society

We work with most insurance plans and offer financing. To visit our office, request an appointment online or call us at (704) 825-5111.

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