Decay, cavities, and structural damage can compromise a tooth and lead to painful side effects.
Drs. Gary McCord, Christopher Maino, and Ashley Starr 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...
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.
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.
Don't Delay Treatment! Restore Your Smile Today
If you are experiencing symptoms of a tooth problem, it is important to visit the dentist right away. Without proper treatment, your dental condition will likely get worse and may even cause you to lose your tooth.
Fortunately, our experienced dentists can restore your tooth's health with a simple and effective dental crown procedure. In just two easy appointments we will repair the damage and protect your natural tooth for years to come.
Protect your smile and get the help you need today. Schedule an appointment at our Belmont, NC, dental practice by leaving us a message or calling. Our practice is open early and late and also on Saturdays.
Why Choose Us? Because We Are Highly Recommended
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!View On Google
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.View On Google
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 dental care and maintenance, they can protect your teeth for over a decade. Our Belmont, NC, dental practice crafts high-quality, lifelike restorations that are virtually indistinguishable from natural teeth.
Take a look at how dental crowns are placed...
How Do I Know I Need A Dental Crown?
The only way to know for sure if you need a dental crown is to get checked out by the dentist. While pain, temperature sensitivity, and swelling are common symptoms of infection, we can't diagnose your condition without seeing you in person.
Meanwhile, it is possible to have a serious tooth problem without even noticing. Routine dental check-ups are the best way to monitor your oral health and the treatments you need in a timely manner.
Are Dental Crowns Covered By Insurance?
If you are getting a crown for health purposes, your dental insurance will likely cover at least part of your treatment costs. Our Belmont, NC, practice accepts most major insurance carriers and will work directly with your provider to get the most from your benefits.
If you are getting a crown purely to enhance the color or shape of a tooth, treatment is classified as cosmetic dentistry. Unlike restorative dentistry, cosmetic treatment is not usually covered by insurance. Fortunately, our office accepts flexible financing through CareCredit® allowing you to make affordable monthly payments on the cost of dental care.
If you are interested in learning more about financing or want to get a cost estimate for your dental crown, please schedule a consultation with our dentist today.
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.
Dental Crowns For Missing Teeth A Closer Look at Implant-Supported Restorations
A missing tooth can affect your self-esteem and can lead to more serious oral health problems when left untreated. With advances in modern dentistry, you don't need to live with a gap in your smile.
One of the best solutions for missing teeth is a dental implant. Unlike traditional prosthetics that rest on top of the gumline, implants are inserted into the jawbone in place of the missing tooth root. This provides crucial stimulation to the bone tissue and prevents jaw recession.
Once the implant is secure, it is topped with a custom-made restoration. For a single missing tooth, your dentist will design an implant-supported crown to complete your smile.
"South Point Family Dentistry Is truly the best
Dentist Office I’ve Experienced."
Wonderful experience, Dr. McCord was attentive, courteous and completed all my dental work in one visit. I recently relocated to Moore, SC from Charleston and needed to find a new dentist. A friend that lives in Belmont highly recommended South Point Family Denistry. Though it was a two hour drive, I am so glad I made the trip. Upon arrival I was immediately welcomed by the staff and promptly taken back to the procedure room. Dr. McCord took the time to explain what needed to be done and addressed my bite issue that caused the problem. I was extremely pleased with the result of his treatment plan. The entire staff was friendly and professional. I will be returning for any future dental needs.View on Google
South Point Family Dentistry Is truly the best Dentist Office I’ve Experienced. From the time I entered the door until I checked out I felt like I was a valued patient. The office is nicely decorated and has a pleasant atmosphere. The staff is amazing. Dr. Gary McCord is professional yet very personable so I feel like I’ve known him for years when it’s only been 2 years that I’ve been his patient. I’m super happy that I got the advertisement in my mail box and decided to go to South Point Family Dentistry. It’s the best decision I could have made when selecting a dentist.View on Google
Crowns Help You Smile With Confidence
Ensuring Natural-Looking Results
Our Belmont dentists take special care to design custom, natural-looking restorations. While crowns in the past were made from conspicuous amalgam metals, we use modern tooth-colored alternatives like porcelain. Porcelain and other similar ceramic material are highly durable and look virtually indistinguishable from natural enamel.
During your consultation, we will use a shade guide to identify the perfect color porcelain for your dental crown. The designs along with your impressions are then sent to our partner dental lab for production.
Our permanent crowns are always handcrafted by lab technicians to ensure the highest quality aesthetics. While all these steps take a little extra time, the impeccable results are worth the effort.
"Dr. McCord and staff are truly the best!" 5-Star Reviews
I was seen today as a new patient with Sarah and Dr. Kumar and omg they were so amazing! Sarah is one of the best, if not the best hygienists I've ever had!!! My teeth have never felt cleaner and she was so gentle and thorough! Dr. Kumar came and did an exam and seemed very sweet! I had a great experience and when you come, make sure you ask for Sarah! You won't regret itView on Google
Dr. McCord and staff are truly the best! I cannot say enough about the dental care he has provided to my family over the years. I always get compliments about my smile, and it is definitely because of the great care he has provided. He always goes above and beyond! Thank you so much for being the best at what you do!View on Google
Maintaining Your Dental Crown
Watch What You Eat
While our crowns are made from premium durable materials, they are not completely indestructible. Just like your natural teeth, your restoration can crack or chip when placed under excessive pressure. Avoid chewing on particularly hard foods like toffee and refrain from opening packages with your teeth.
If you are prone to grinding your teeth (a condition known as bruxism), you may want to wear a mouthguard while you sleep. Excessive grinding can wear down the surfaces of your teeth as well as your crown. If the problem is persistent, please ask your dentist about possible bruxism therapies that can help you protect your smile.
Practice Thorough Hygiene
The best way to care for your crown and your natural teeth is to develop a thorough and consistent oral hygiene routine. Brush your teeth twice daily with a soft toothbrush and floss at least once a day. When you floss a temporary crown, pull the string from front to back rather than up and down the sides of your teeth. This will prevent snagging the edges of your crown and dislodging the cement.
Attend Regular Check-Ups
We recommend that you visit the dentist at least twice a year for a check-up and professional cleaning. At these appointments, we will examine the integrity of your crown and make sure it is secure. If needed, we will provide minor repairs and maintenance to keep the existing crown functional for longer.