Dowd Family Dentistry
309 McArthur Road
Fayetteville, NC 28311

Office: (910) 822-5888

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Posts for tag: crowns

By Dowd Family Dentistry
December 10, 2014
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: crowns  

Dentists commonly use crowns to fix your smile when there are imperfections that can’t be resolved with cleaning or whitening. When a tooth is still strong and sound, but shaped awkwardly, crooked, too small or discolored beyond bleaching, crowns can often be the perfect solution. Learn how Fayetteville cosmetic dentist Dr. Tracy Dowd Johnson, DDS can enhance your already beautiful smile with a dental crown.

Description of a Dental Crown
A dental crown is a tooth-shaped piece of material that is polished and shined to perfection in a laboratory. It’s commonly made of ceramic or porcelain to closely resemble the look of a natural tooth. The crown acts as a covering—it improves the cosmetic appearance of your smile but you maintain the root of your original tooth. When bonded over the existing tooth, it looks like you were born with it. 

The Process of Enhancing Your Smile with a Crown
It takes a few visits to get your finished dental crown. On the first visit your Fayetteville cosmetic dentist must take X-rays and make a mold of your teeth so that the crown can be custom-created to fit your smile. During that visit the dentist may also prepare the surface of the original tooth with his dental tools and provide you with a temporary covering. When the finished crown is ready, you’ll come in for a final appointment to have it bonded with a very strong cement material. The dentist uses his tools to shape your smile to near perfection. Your crown can last for up to 20 years if you take good care of your oral health and maintain regular dental visits.

Personalized Dental Care
Dowd Family Dentistry is committed to “personalized dental care,” and that definitely includes getting you fitted with a custom tooth restoration that you can count on for many years to come. Contact the office today at 910-822-5888 to schedule an appointment with Fayetteville cosmetic dentist Dr. Tracy Dowd Johnson, or visit the practice’s website at for more information.