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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs): Crowns and Bridges

How can we help you?

When it comes to your dentistry, you may have questions – and you should! We welcome your questions, and our staff is well trained to answer them.

We’ve compiled a list of the most frequent questions we hear; however, if you don’t see the answer you’re looking for, please feel free to contact our office.

Crowns and Bridges
Why do I need a crown, and not a filling?
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Our goal at Cornelius Dentistry is to help you achieve and maintain a healthy and beautiful smile for a lifetime. Sometimes this requires restoring a tooth. Fillings are ideal for repairing the damage done by tooth decay. If your tooth sustains an injury, infection, lost restoration, or decay that’s bigger than a filling can handle, we’ll recommend a dental crown to repair your tooth.

What A Dental Crown Can Do

A crown replaces your entire tooth, fitting over your remaining structure like a cap. We custom design it to provide excellent function and esthetics so it will complement your smile and you’ll be able to eat and chew with ease.

The Crown Prep Process

Dr. Woodruff can typically complete a crown in two appointments. At the first visit, we’ll prepare your tooth for your final restoration, and you’ll leave with a temporary crown to wear until the dental laboratory finishes your permanent crown. In 1 to 2 weeks, you’ll return to our office to have your final crown permanently placed.

You’ll appreciate that Dr. Woodruff uses the best dental materials and works with the top dental laboratories in the area so you can trust that your restoration is one you can rely on for many years.

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