A dental crown is a tooth-shaped sculpture (often referred to as a “cap”) that is placed over damaged teeth to restore functionality and appearance. Serving as an ideal solution for a variety of general and cosmetic dental problems, dental crowns can help restore teeth that are:

  • Weakened by decay
  • Chipped or broken
  • Misshapen
  • Worn down

Dental crowns can also be used to hold a dental bridge in place, as a full replacement tooth for a dental implant or for restoration after a root canal.

Dental Crowns at Our Office

Hendersonville, North Carolina cosmetic dentist Dr. Thomas F. Tomlo creates most of our dental crowns in-office. Using a CEREC machine, Dr. Tomlo is able to provide one-visit crowns that are shaped, colored and sized to match your adjacent teeth. Depending on your unique needs, Dr. Tomlo can offer all-porcelain crowns, porcelain crowns fused to metal, and even gold crowns for your back teeth if the situation calls for them.

The type of crown you require will be determined by the position and integrity of the teeth being repaired. Dr. Tomlo uses all-porcelain crowns for repairs to front teeth. All-porcelain crowns offer the most cosmetically pleasing appearance, allowing the crowns to blend seamlessly into your smile.

Porcelain fused to metal crowns have similar aesthetic benefits, but a small line may appear where the metal and porcelain meet. These crowns are best for back teeth where this line will not be as noticeable.

If you are in need of a dental crown and reside in or around Asheville and Hendersonville, North Carolina, or Spartanburg and Greenville, South Carolina, please contact our experienced cosmetic dentistry team today to schedule a personal consultation with Dr. Thomas F. Tomlo, DDS, PLLC.