In the hands of a skilled dentist, a dental crown restores beauty and strength to a tooth that has been weakened by decay, injury or a root canal. Possessing that skill and artistry, Charlotte, NC Cosmetic Dentist Dr. Richard Van Gurp custom fits and shapes each all-porcelain crown. Unlike years past, these crowns have the look and feel of natural teeth. Once complete, the result is a natural smile that is strong and healthy.
About Porcelain Dental Crowns
Porcelain crowns are used in a number of cosmetic and restorative dentistry treatments including:
- Teeth weaked by large metal fillings
- Severely discolored or misshapen teeth
- Teeth affected by tooth decay and large cavities
- Cracked teeth, chipped teeth or teet affected by other trauma
- To cover a dental implant
CEREC Same Day Crowns
Traditionally, it would require two or more visits to restore a tooth with a procelain or gold cap. Dr. Van Gurp is pleased to be among a handful of Charlotte dentists using a new CAD/CAM techology called CEREC that allows for the immediate fabrication and placement of a dental crown. This means you only have to make one visit to the dentist office and don't have to deal with messy impressions and uncomforable temporary caps.
Before & After Dental Crowns
This patient came to our Charlotte dental office concerned that he was going to lose his teeth. He had severe gum and bite problems. Striving to keep his natural teeth, we began an aggressive gum therapy and corrected the bite issues. Once these areas were under control, we restored the teeth using porcelain dental crowns.
"From the time I entered your office to when I finished my treatment, the health and look of my teeth made a 180 degree turn for the better.Not only did you and your staff nurse my teeth and gums back to health, but you gave me an awesome smile that makes me proud. It was worth it driving from Georgia to come to your office. Dr. Van Gurp, I can’t thank you enough!" - Jim
Patient Testimonial of Dental Crowns Experience