About Dental Crowns
To repair and protect cracked teeth, yellowing enamel, substantial decay, and more concerns, dental crowns go over the whole tooth. At DentalWorks - Fort Mill in Tega Cay, SC, crowns (also called caps) are sturdy, long-lasting covers that fit securely on top of the visible portion of the tooth for patients where dental decay is too big to be healed with a composite-resin filling or if the patient's tooth is cracked and requires a shield. Crowns may also be added to cover an off-color tooth as well as to increase the stability to a bridge. Crowns by our dentists at DentalWorks - Fort Mill may be metal, porcelain, or ceramic, based on the placement of the crown. The back teeth generally need the added durability of metal, whereas the social teeth look more attractive with ceramic or porcelain crowns that are shaded to blend with the patient's natural teeth.
"I had my first visit to see Dr. Hansen, and it was a good one. He and his staff were very professional and friendly. Looks like I picked the right dentist!"- M.P. / Google / Aug 28, 2017
"Great and friendly staff. My appointment was at 8 and was seen by Mr. Hansen at 8. Definitely recommend this place."- M.R. / Google / Jul 31, 2017
"Fabulous office. I have been having weird issues with my insurance company, resulting in me not having been to the dentist for a full year and now I've got several issues with my teeth. Dr. Hansen (he told me to call him Richard, what a cool guy) was the most friendly, helpful dentist I have EVER been to. I'm pretty young and have found that a lot of doctors can be very patronizing to younger patients, but not with Dr. Hansen or any of the employees I spoke to. They are, however, VERY informative and answered every question I had under the sun.I had to drive 50 minutes to get there (I live in NC) because they're the closest provider that takes my insurance, but even when I get new insurance and can go to someone closer I will still return to this office.Karen, Rose, and the front office guy (his name escapes me!) are the bomb, super organized AND they sorted out everything with my insurance even though there were some technical difficulties. Tiffany (she took my x-rays and did my cleaning) was incredibly knowledgeable and has a great sense of humor.I read some negative reviews from a few years ago and got nervous before I went in, but I think that they've gotten new staff or those reviews weren't legit, because I can't believe that was the same office. I wish I could give them more than five stars, I am more than satisfied with this office and excited to have found a dentist that I don't mind going to (even if the drive sucks)!"- E.M. / Yelp / Jul 25, 2017
"I love this practice! I have a pleasant experience each time I go in. The staff is friendly and always make me feel welcome."- A.B. / Google / Jul 24, 2017
"You'll love your office visits here!Always positive friendly people greeting you.great experiences in all aspects of Dentistry."- R.B. / Yelp / Jul 12, 2017
What to Expect
To craft a customized crown, our dentists initially prep the tooth by taking off a slim layer of enamel before taking dental X-rays and physical impressions of the tooth that will be delivered to a dental lab. A temporary cap will be placed over the tooth while the permanent, custom crown is being made. Once the permanent, custom crown is returned to DentalWorks - Fort Mill in Tega Cay, SC, our dentists will expertly fit and set the crown over the tooth. Our dentists can modify the cap for a more comfortable fit.
Some patients can have short-term soreness or heightened tooth sensitivity, however most patients don't experience any discomfort once the cap is placed. With correct at-home care and recommended dental cleanings and exams, a dental crown can remain in place for at least ten years, based on the material and placement of the cap. It is possible that a cavity or infection can develop in the tooth under the crown, which usually requires a root canal therapy or another procedure.
When the dental crown is deemed necessary for the patient's health, dental insurance policies may pay some or most of the expenses, so our office staff at DentalWorks - Fort Mill in Tega Cay, SC will consult with the insurance company to calculate their coverage as well as the patient's personal expenses. Estimated expenses, payment methods, and financing options are accepted in our office in Tega Cay, SC and can be explained at the patient's consultation with our dentists.
Plan Your Procedure
Strengthen and Protect
A crown is placed to shield a broken or decayed tooth, or to mask a discoloration or cosmetic flaw. To improve the look or strength of a tooth, schedule an appointment with our dentists at DentalWorks - Fort Mill in Tega Cay, SC and decide if a crown is a good option for your needs.