Dental Crowns • Columbia SC
Most dentistry looks like dentistry. Our goal is to provide dentistry that is undetectable. We replace existing crowns and fillings with restorations that look and feel like your natural teeth.
Where damage to a person’s teeth is extreme and may be beyond repair, we can use porcelain or porcelain “pasted-on-gold” crowns to make the smile appear like new. This is an extremely reliable technique for repairing the most severe dental problems, even permanently replacing missing teeth to offer a complete smile and a functional bite.
We are renowned for the quality of our work and the fantastic changes we make for people using this technology. These treatments are used for a long-lasting correction of major dental problems. It is usual for these treatments to last for 20 to 30 years, which is as close to permanent as dental treatment can get.
Read our Patient Testimonials for Dental Crowns below!
How long does it take to fit a dental crown?
Fitting a crown requires at least two visits to our office. Initially, we will remove decay, shape the tooth, and fit it with a temporary crown of either plastic or metal.
On the subsequent visit, we will remove the temporary crown and then fit and adjust the final crown. Finally, we will cement the crown into place and you have a new beautiful looking tooth.
Key Benefits of Dental Crowns:
- Replaces missing teeth.
- Offers support to misshapen teeth or broken teeth.
- Looks completely natural.
- Repairs smile and functional chewing problems.
What are the capabilities of crowns?
Crown and bridgework are very reliable solutions for major dental problems caused by accidents, diseases, or wear and tear. Major problems can usually be corrected using these techniques. Materials used in these repairs are either high-grade porcelain or porcelain bonded to gold. A higher strength of the porcelain and gold materials is recommended to treat the most serious dental problems. In instances where damage has occurred resulting in the loss of teeth, where teeth have broken away through excessive wear, or tooth damage caused by old fillings breaking down, crowns and/or bridges can be used as a long-term solution.
Many people have unexplained pain from filled back teeth that is are usually due to hairline cracks in the chewing part of the tooth. Placing crowns on these teeth relieves the pain and allows a return of full dental function. In front teeth, older fillings can both weaken the teeth and cause appearance problems due to staining or chipping. Porcelain crowns and bridges are suitable in cases where porcelain veneers are not. In teeth with root canal fillings, crowns can prevent breakage.
Patient Reviews: Dental Crowns
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I have known Dr. Nick since he was a “regular” dentist (before he opened his specialty clinic) and he was and is, the best there is. Now, he is treating my son. Dr. Nick is a consummate professional, who is very talented and extremely reasonable. So blessed to know him. Thank you Dr. Nick.
- Shaida B
I am very pleased with my crowns. Dr. Ruggiero made sure I was happy with the way my crowns looked which was especially important since they were in the front. I now love my smile. The staff was great scheduling me in even for the minor adjustments. Thank you Crescent Prosthodontics.
- Cynthia S
We had been treated by Dr. Ruggiero when he worked with our primary care dentist several years ago. Amazingly, he remembered us. He had solved a problem with my wife's night guard back then, and was just as friendly and encouraging when we saw him this time. I had implants done in a very difficult location, and our primary dentist was unable to get the crowns properly installed. Dr. Ruggiero and his staff were confident that they could fix the problem, and were able to get us in quickly. We will be returning to get the crowns put in soon.
- Derek B
I am dental phobic. Extremely dental phobic to the point I shake uncontrollably the entire visit. You can imagine my concerns when I broke a tooth and needed a crown. Dr. Nick is the most calming and caring person. He explains everything in a manner that is very reassuring. After several "prep" appointments for the crown, by the time I had the crown put on I was not nervous at all. For the first time in my life (and let's say I've been around over half a century) I don't feel the extreme anxiety and total fear of going to the dentist.
- Amy B
Best dental practice in the midlands!
- Karen T
Hi, just wanted to take a moment to tell everyone how much I appreciate how caring and patient Dr. Ruggiero and his staff have been while I am on this dental restoration journey. As a Dental Phobic person, it has taken me a year of research and questions to get to the point of ready to start the restoration that quite frankly SCARES ME! Dr. Ruggiero has been very patient and generous with his time to address all my concerns long before I ever sat in the chair. Now that we have started things have been pretty easy. Add to that, we always laugh during the 3 hour + long appts I have been doing. I highly recommend that you consider Dr. Ruggiero for your dental needs.
- Mary B