Dental Crowns Chapel Hill, NC

Dental Crowns An Overview

A dental crown can serve both restorative and cosmetic purposes and is one of the most common treatments performed in our Chapel Hill dentist office. Dental crowns are sometimes called “caps” because they are placed over the tooth, covering the entire tooth structure. Chapel Hill dentists Dr. James Furgurson, Dr. David Hoyle and Dr. Nathan White use a variety of high quality materials to add strength and durability to teeth that are weakened by damage or decay.

We may recommend a dental crown to address any of the following dental concerns:

  • Replace worn or unsightly metal fillings
  • Improve the appearance of stained or discolored teeth
  • Correct misshapen or uneven teeth
  • Restore tooth cavities or cover teeth after root canal therapy
  • Repair cracked, worn or broken teeth
  • Restore dental implants

Dental Crown Before & After

This patient came to our Chapel Hill dentist office bothered by the appearance of her smile. One of the front teeth was discolored and the two front teeth didn’t “match”. Dr. Furgurson used ceramic tooth crowns to cover the front teeth for a natural looking restoration. 

I have had the worse experience with dentists in the past...Since going to see Dr. Furgurson I am a changed person about the dentist. The doctor and his staff are WONDERFUL. Always courteous and helpful. They really care and have…Gail J.
So happy to have found him! After moving to the area, I was disappointed with a couple of other dentists. Dr. Hoyle is so wonderful to work with, he takes his time, I never feel rushed. And he insists on…Chris H.
From my entrance into the office to my exit after my visit, All Staff were warm, welcoming, and extremely helpful with any and all questions I may have had. I absolutely appreciate and adore the personalized commitment to my dental…Stephanie G.
I have been seeing Dr. Furgurson for years and he embodies everything you want in a good dentist - friendly, knowledgeable and professional. Going to the dentist is not on the top of my list of favorite things to do,…Jill Braly

Dental Crowns What to Expect

About the Dental Crown Procedure

  • Initial Visit – First, Dr. Furgurson, Dr. White or Dr. Hoyle will conduct a thorough examination of the teeth, gums, jaw joints and other support structures. Using diagnostic x-rays, molds and impressions, we look for hidden signs of decay, stress and instability. This exam will help us to design a personalized treatment plan that will restore the tooth to optimal health and function. We will inform you on the various options you have for dental crowns and help you make the best choice for your long term oral health and the aesthetics of your smile.

  • Tooth Preparation – Once the treatment plan is finalized, we will prepare the teeth by removing a small amount of the natural tooth structure to accommodate the dental crown. A temporary tooth cap will be placed on the tooth while the final restoration is being fabricated at the dental laboratory.

  • Final Restoration – In about 2 to 3 weeks, you will return to our Chapel Hill dentist office for the delivery appointment. Your dentist will try on the dental crown and secure it for a permanent fit.

Dr. Furgurson

Why choose Chapel Hill Family and Cosmetic Dentistry?

Chapel Hill Family and Cosmetic Dentistry is your dental home for the maintenance of a beautiful, healthy smile. We offer complete dental care in a compassionate, personalized manner for patients of all ages. From routine dental cleanings to the treatment of complex concerns and smile makeovers, our team is committed to your needs and goals.

Advanced training is important to our dentists, all of whom dedicate hours annually to continuing education in dentistry. Dr. Furgurson has achieved the status of Fellow in the International Congress of Oral Implantologists, a distinction that sets him apart from many local implant dentists. You can feel confident that the results of your dentistry will support a lasting smile that looks as good as it feels.