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Dental Crowns

A tooth that is damaged or decayed can cause pain and make it difficult to eat and speak. 

A dental crown can provide strength to the tooth structure to restore your oral function, health, and appearance. 

Dr. Mason Pirtle in Charlotte, NC, can help create and place a natural-looking, custom dental crown.

Benefits of Dental Crowns

Restored Function

A damaged or decayed tooth can impact your comfort. A dental crown addresses these issues to restore your ability to bite and chew comfortably.

Restored Appearance

Issues like chips and cracks can be embarrassing for some patients. A dental crown is a natural-looking restoration that enhances your smile. 

Restored Oral Health

Tooth decay can cause oral health concerns and even lead to tooth loss. A dental crown can prevent issues from developing, help preserve the tooth structure, and guard against extraction – an important tool to protect your bone health.

Wondering if a Dental Crown Is Right for You? Request a free consultation with our dentist today

If you suffer from dental trauma, tooth decay, or a missing tooth, treatment options can seem overwhelming. We are here to help. Our dental practice, led by Dr. Mason Pirtle, is dedicated to providing expert and personalized dental care to each patient who walks through our doors. We provide a wide range of dentistry treatments to best serve those in Ballantyne and Charlotte, NC. 

We offer free consultations, work with most insurance plans to reduce your cost, and also accept CareCredit® financing to make your treatment more affordable. 

Request your free consultation today. Reach out to our Charlotte dental practice by calling us or by contacting us online.

(704) 771-1371

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We are conveniently located in Ballantyne and serve communities in and around Charlotte, NC, with elite, individualized dental care.

Dental Crown Treatment Timeline

This timeline can vary based on your unique needs. Keep in mind that dental implant placement will add several months and additional appointments.
We provide an elite level of customer service throughout every stage of your treatment.
We provide an elite level of customer service throughout every stage of your treatment.


During your consultation at our Charlotte dental practice, your dentist will examine your tooth to determine if a dental crown is the right treatment for you. We will also discuss your concerns and goals.

Preparatory Treatment

If you need preparatory treatment such as a root canal, this will be performed during a separate appointment.


Before your treatment begins, your dentist will numb the area using a local anesthetic. We also offer sedation options to help ensure you are completely comfortable during treatment. 


Once the area is numbed and any damaged areas have been removed, your dentist will prep the tooth by removing a layer of enamel. This allows the dental crown to fit properly. 


Your dentist will then take impressions of your teeth using digital technology. These images are sent to our trusted lab where they will craft your custom dental crown with natural-looking porcelain. 

Temporary Crown

A temporary crown will be placed on the tooth to protect it while you wait about two to three weeks for your permanent crown to arrive at our dental practice. 

Permanent Crown 

Once your permanent crown is ready, your dentist will remove the temporary crown and bond the porcelain crown to your tooth. If you have a dental implant, your dentist will secure the crown to the dental implant. 
All that is left to do is enjoy your new smile. Have questions about the dental crown timeline? Contact our Charlotte, NC, dentistry practice. We are happy to help. 

Dental Crown Care and Maintenance

Caring for your dental crown is easy. Here are a few tips to protect your restoration for years to come:
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Maintain Good Oral Hygiene

It is important to maintain good oral hygiene. Floss daily and brush your teeth at least twice a day to keep your teeth and gums healthy. 

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Be Mindful of Certain Foods

While dental crowns are made from durable porcelain, it is best to be mindful of sticky or hard foods, like caramel and popcorn kernels that can potentially damage your dental crown. When possible, chew or bite using teeth that do not have a restoration. 

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Visit Your Dentist

Visit your dentist regularly for exams and cleanings. This will not only help keep your teeth and gums healthy but can allow your dentist to catch issues before they become worse. 

Dental Crowns Frequently Asked Questions

Why not just pull damaged or decayed teeth?

Pulling teeth is a last resort for your dentist. Missing teeth can lead to jawbone deterioration and can require more extensive dentistry treatments later such as dental implants or bone grafting. By preserving the tooth structure, your dentist can restore and protect your oral health, function, and appearance in the most conservative way possible. 

How long do dental crowns last?

Dental crowns are made of high-quality porcelain and with proper care, can last for 15 years or more. However, it is important to remember that the crown will wear over time and eventually need to be replaced.

Does dental crown placement hurt?

No. Your dentist will thoroughly numb the area before treatment begins to ensure you do not feel any discomfort. We also offer sedation options at our Charlotte, NC, dental practice to ensure you are completely comfortable during treatment.

Have more questions?

Experience superior dental care in a state-of-the-art facility. Our entire dental team, from the front desk to the dentist, is dedicated to providing the most advanced care to patients in Ballantyne and Charlotte.
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Precision Dental Partners

Welcome to Precision Dental Partners, a modern dentistry office located in Ballantyne, NC. Dr. Mason Pirtle is a proud University of North Carolina graduate providing cutting-edge cosmetic and restorative treatments to make your smile the best it can be. His services include:

  • Dental Implants
  • All-on-4
  • Veneers
  • Invisalign
  • Sedation

You can contact our practice online to learn more about our services and future scheduling.

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