Senior and High-Risk Patient Hours 9 AM – 11 AM on Mondays and Thursdays. For more COVID related information click here.

Dental Crowns

Dental crowns are a versatile restorative treatment that can be used to treat a diverse range of dental issues. From damaged to weak to broken teeth, crowns can protect your smile and safeguard your oral health. Think you may need a crown? Please call our office to book your one-on-one consultation with our skilled dentist, !

What Are Dental Crowns?

Dental crowns are porcelain or ceramic tooth caps that we place over an existing tooth or in place of a missing tooth. They can be used to:

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  • Correct a severely discolored tooth
  • Cover a misshapen, non-uniform tooth
  • Protect a cracked or chipped tooth
  • Replace a missing tooth with the help of dental implants
  • Strengthen a tooth after root canal treatment

Is a Crown the Right Restorative Option For Me?

At Stono Dental Care, we practice dentistry with the utmost honesty and integrity. That means that we’ll never try to sell you on a treatment that you don’t need. During your consultation, we’ll examine your smile, discuss your smile goals and concerns, and go over your budget before recommending any treatments—this includes dental crowns. If you have a damaged, decayed, or missing tooth, ask about dental crowns at your visit. We’d be happy to see if they’re the right treatment for your oral health needs!

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Affordable Dental Crowns

You don’t have to let your oral health fall by the wayside due to cost concerns. We offer and accept an array of flexible to help make dental crowns and other treatments more affordable. If you need a dental crown, we’ll walk you through your expected costs and help you choose a payment method that best fits your unique budget. Our friendly, knowledgeable team will do everything we can to help you get the care you need without breaking the bank!

What are the benefits of dental crowns?

There are many benefits to choosing a dental crown over another restorative option. High-quality dental crowns:

  • Support and protect teeth that have endured excessive damage
  • Restore both the appearance and functionality of a tooth
  • Are made to match the size, color, and shape of surrounding teeth
  • Are not removable, except by a dental professional
  • Do not require any special cleaning or dental care
  • Are more cost-effective than other dental restorations
  • How long do crowns typically last?

    Dental crowns can last between 10 and 15 years, depending on how well they are taken care of. Sometimes a dental crown will need to be replaced for reasons that are out of your control, but there are a few things you can do to help your crown last for as long as possible. You should try to avoid chewing very crunchy or hard foods with your crown, always make sure you practice good oral hygiene at home, and visit our office for routine cleanings and exams at least twice per year.

    What can I eat with a dental crown?

    Once your dental crown has been placed and has had some time to fully adhere to the tooth, there are very few dietary restrictions that you will have to be aware of. We typically recommend that patients just avoid chewing on anything that they should not chew with natural teeth, like hard candy, ice, and popcorn kernels. If you have any questions about what you should or should not do with a dental crown, feel free to ask our knowledgeable team for clarification.

    Discuss your treatment plan and
    financial options with our office today!

    Call our friendly team for more information at (843) 203-0323
    or fill out our contact form to schedule an appointment.

    Contact Us

    Senior and High-Risk Patient Hours 9 AM – 11 AM on Mondays and Thursdays

    Over the next few weeks, we will slowly start to reopen our practice. As most of you know, most dental problems get worse overtime, and we want to treat dental issues before they become bigger problems. We want to ensure our patients that we are taking COVID-19 (and all infectious diseases) seriously and are adding extra precautions to protect you and our team.

    We are offering special hours and accommodations for our senior and high-risk patients:

    1. Special hours: We are reserving 9 AM – 11 AM on Mondays and Thursdays for our seniors and high-risk patients.
    2. Mobile check-in: There will be no need for you to come into the waiting area. When you arrive, text 843-779-9096 or call 843-203-5429 to let us know that you are here. We will come to your car, bring you in the side door, and take you directly into a treatment room.
    3. First in room: You will be the first patient using the treatment room in at least 36 hours, since we are not normally open on the weekends or Wednesdays.
    4. Paperwork: Any paperwork that you need to complete will be sent to you via email or text so that you can complete it on your own device. We will also allow you to complete the paperwork in the treatment room using paper or a disinfected iPad.
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    5. Mask: If you do not have a mask, one will be given to you to enter and exit the office. Our team will keep masks on when we are within 6 feet of you. Since we will be wearing masks, please forgive us if it makes communication harder and please know that we are still smiling underneath.
    6. Closed rooms: Each of our treatment rooms are closed with walls and doors and have their own air return vent. Closed rooms are very effective at keeping potential diseases from spreading from room-to-room.
    7. Check-out: The check-out process will be performed in the treatment rooms. After you are finished, you will leave the office through the side door and avoid the waiting area.
    8. Additional screenings: We will be screening all patients and team members for travel, symptoms associated with COVID-19, and contact with anyone showing symptoms associated with COVID-19 or contact with a confirmed COVID-19 case. The temperatures of all patients and team members will be recorded.
    9. Mouth rinse: All patients will use a mouth rinse to destroy viruses and kill bacteria before treatment.
    10. Limit office traffic: We will require all non-essential families/friends to stay at home or wait in their vehicles during appointments.
    11. Infection control: We will continue our normal practice of following universal precautions, as we always do. This means after every patient, the room will be disinfected with chemicals that have been shown to be effective against the coronavirus in 30 seconds (Optim1), the instruments will be sterilized, and our team will continue to wear appropriate protective equipment such as mask and gloves.
    12. Addition cleaning: More frequent sanitation processes for the reception area and bathrooms.
    13. Suctions: As many of you know, we have always used special suctions. Not only do these suctions isolate the area being worked on and protect patient, they also prevent the spread of disease.
    14. Clean air: We have added additional air purification systems to our office.
    15. Stono Dental Care is taking every precaution to ensure the health and safety of our patients and team. Thank you for your patience and please do not hesitate to reach out if you have any questions.

      Take care,
      
Andy Game, DMD, MBA

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