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Dental Crowns

Damaged or missing teeth can significantly affect the health, strength, and appearance of your smile.

Through restorative dentistry, you can have a functioning smile that is both beautiful and healthy.

Drs. Charles Porter III and ​Robert Porter can craft custom crowns in their Charlotte, NC, office to restore your smile in a single day.

​Dental Crowns Are Incredibly Popular

A dental crown completely covers a tooth that has suffered major damage or decay. It provides health benefits, functional improvements, and aesthetic enhancement. 

A single dental crown is the most commonly performed restorative dentistry procedure. Each year, around 2.3 million crowns are used to replace missing teeth.


The All-Encompassing Benefits of a Dental Crown

Restored Dental Function

While a dental bridge can replace one to three teeth in a row, a permanent crown can be placed to repair a single broken or decayed tooth. A crown can cover the entire tooth, protecting it from further damage and restoring your ability to chew and speak normally.

Durable Restoration

Your dental bridge or crown can last up to 10 years; however, it is important that you practice proper care which includes maintaining your oral hygiene at home by brushing at least twice per day and flossing once per day, as well as undergoing bi-annual exams at our office. 

Realistic Results

As both a cosmetic and restorative dentist, Dr. Porter is proud to provide his patients with realistic results that blend seamlessly with the rest of their smile. Your dental restoration will be designed to look just like a natural tooth or teeth, so you can feel confident in your smile again.

Better Quality of Life 

Receiving a dental crown or bridge can help make daily activities like eating in social settings easier and more comfortable as well as increase your self-esteem. These effects can also improve your overall quality of life.

Repair Your Smile Today Contact Our Charlotte, NC, Practice

Dental damage and decay may have weakened your smile. Dr. Charles Porter and Dr. Robert Porter can restore it to full strength in a single appointment with a CEREC® crown or bridge.

For over 25 years, Dr. Charles Porter has been helping patients achieve their healthiest smiles. He and his son Robert are dedicated to providing reliable restorative dentistry solutions that use the latest technology and high-quality materials, such as porcelain. If you are replacing one or more missing teeth, he can also secure your crown or bridge with dental implants.

Contact our Charlotte, NC, practice today to request your consultation.

(704) 364-9000

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Creating Smiles Throughout Charlotte "Dr. Porter and his staff are absolutely amazing!"


Robin Kimsey


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Dr. Porter and his staff are absolutely amazing!  Joy, the Dental Hygienist - is one of the nicest, caring and professional technologist in dental hygiene. She takes her time with you, explains everything about her procedures and the x-rays u receive are instantaneous available. She made me feel very comfortable. I highly recommend The Porter Dental Group.

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Rob Turner


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Dr Porter has been my dentist for over 10 years now. I've watched his kids grow up and even become dentist. Dr Porter will ask you how your family is doing and name them specifically. He makes you feel more than just a patient, but like a family member. And today I had some minor dental work done in the office and as ALWAYS he and his staff provided me with outstanding customer service!!! They are hands down the best dental practice in the area...

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Dental Crowns Provide Important Health Protection

The decay and damage that makes a dental crown necessary also expose you to some serious health risks. Left untreated, these issues can increase your risk of infection and gum disease.

While already problematic on their own, infections and gum disease can actually spiral and harm your entire well-being. They put you at an elevated risk of diabetes, heart conditions, respiratory issues, and more. A dental crown acts as an important safeguard against these dangerous developments.  


You Have Many Options When Replacing a Damaged or Missing Tooth

During your consultation, one of our dentists will recommend the best restoration that will meet your needs. 

Dental Crown

A dental crown can cover a severely damaged tooth and protect it from further damage or decay. Dental crowns look and act like your natural tooth so they can even be used on your front teeth to give you a functioning, uniform smile. If you have a missing tooth or a tooth that needs extracting, you can discuss your candidacy with one of our dentists to see if you are a good fit for an implant-supported dental crown.

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Dental Implants

Dental implants are titanium posts that are surgically inserted into your jawbone to mimic a natural tooth's root structure. Once placed, they provide a sturdy base for a dental crown or dental bridge to be permanently secured. Dental implants provide greater stability and protect against jawbone atrophy.

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Dental Bridge

Dental bridges can replace a single missing tooth or a few missing teeth when a gap is surrounded by healthy teeth. For a few missing teeth in a row, an implant-supported dental bridge is almost always recommended. Our dentists also offer Prettau® Zirconia bridges, which are unparalleled in quality.

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Crowns Can Also Support A Dental Bridge


While an implant-supported bridge offers the maximum stability and support, some patients do not qualify for or do not want implants. A trusted alternative is to receive a dental bridge anchored by dental crowns. 

We Can Determine Which Option Is Right for You

Our team is known for personalized, comprehensive dentistry. This means that we take great care to understand your needs and offer a suite of dentistry solutions. Being unsure which option is right for you is nothing to worry about. We will evaluate your teeth and help you make a choice that you have true confidence in. To receive our help, simply call (704) 364-9000 or write to us. 

Why Not Just Pull the Tooth?

This is a very common question. Patients are often under the impression that getting rid of their damaged tooth is simpler than receiving a dental crown. It is very important to understand that it is always best to save a natural tooth whenever possible. 

Just one missing natural tooth can lead to a host of serious issues. Prominent examples include jawbone recession, shifting teeth, and an aged appearance. These problems would then necessitate costly and extensive treatments to resolve – treatments that are far more complex than a dental crown. 

Results You Can Feel Confident In

With our porcelain CEREC restorations, your crown or bridge should be indistinguishable from the rest of your smile.

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Before This patient wanted to address cosmetic imperfections on his front teeth.
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After Dr. Porter designed custom porcelain crowns to transform his smile.

Quality Dental Crowns From Dentists Who Stand Behind Their Work Contact Porter Dental Group Today

Whichever type of dental crown or bridge you choose, our dentists always use the highest quality porcelain and other materials to provide the best possible outcome. During each aspect of your treatment, they ensure the greatest attention to detail to create a long-lasting restoration that is comfortable and fits precisely. With a dedication to excellence, our entire team in Charlotte, NC, stands by our work. 

Contact our Charlotte-based practice to see how quality dental work can restore your oral health and enhance your smile.

(704) 364-9000

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We Make Charlotte Smile "Excellent service each time!"


Eric Worthy


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Excellent service, each time! Dr. Porter is knowledgeable and friendly, always! The staff is courteous and friendly, as well! The technology that he provides paints a clear picture of my dental needs! I highly recommend his services to those in the Charlotte region!

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Sarah Casper


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Great service from front end to back end. I appreciated every staff I encountered. Great customer service and Dr. Porter did excellent work on my crown. Cheers to all.

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A New Smile in One Day How CEREC Advances Dentistry

CEREC (Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics) is a system that uses computer-aided design and manufacturing (CAD/CAM) technology to create custom dental restorations. In some special cases, a permanent crown or bridge cannot be created using CEREC. In these situations, we work with a trusted dental lab that will create your restoration to the highest standards using powerful porcelain or other premium materials. 


Traditionally, patients have had to schedule multiple appointments to receive a dental crown or bridge. Thanks to Dr. Charles and Robert Porter's investment in a CEREC machine at our Charlotte practice, we are able to provide our patients with convenient restorations that can be completed in a single appointment.


CEREC is equipped with advanced imaging, which allows for enhanced diagnostic and planning precision. This means the system can both design and fabricate your restoration in our office with the utmost accuracy. 


This technology allows you to receive your restoration faster, without sacrificing quality, and without the need for a temporary crown. Using a block of dental-grade porcelain, the machine will craft a lifelike restoration designed to your specifications. Once your dental restoration is placed, you will not be able to distinguish it from your surrounding natural teeth.

Receiving Your Crown or Bridge 

Your dental crown or bridge may be completed in one or two appointments.

Both our dentists are dedicated to achieving the very best results.
Both our dentists are dedicated to achieving the very best results.


During your consultation at our Charlotte office, one of our dentists will perform an examination of your bite to determine the best course of treatment.


The tooth and surrounding area will be numbed with a local anesthetic. Your dentist will then remove a portion of the treated tooth and in some cases, the abutment (surrounding) teeth that will support your bridge.

Impressions & Design

Our dentists will take digital impressions with our CEREC technology and then use the software to design your custom restoration.


If we use CEREC, your restoration can be fabricated and placed in a single appointment. Otherwise, your impressions will be sent to a lab. This process can take about two weeks and you will receive a temporary crown in the meantime.


The doctor will remove the temporary crown if you have one and then ensure your permanent restoration fits properly. He will then secure your permanent crown or bridge in place using dental cement.

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Glen Curtis


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I would recommend this Dentist to anyone.  They do a great job of keeping your teeth in great health and building relationships for life!

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kelly Taylor


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Very grateful for referral to Porter Dental Group Dr. Porter and his staff are professional and absolutely top notch

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Answering Your Dental Questions Since 1992 Contact Us to Learn More About Dental Crowns

In addition to our great dental service and quality care, we focus on educating patients so they understand their procedure from start to finish. We want to provide as much information as possible so you can make an informed decision on which treatments best fit your needs and lifestyle. Drs. Charles and Robert Porter are happy to answer your questions during a consultation at our Charlotte practice.

Reach out to our staff about dental crowns by calling our office at:

(704) 364-9000

Another Example of How Dental Crowns  Can Rejuvenate Your Smile

Before This patient was unhappy with their worn, gapped, and misshapen teeth.
After Dental crowns gave the patient a straighter, healthier-looking smile.

Our Patient Education Is Truly Empowering


Our commitment to patient education goes beyond teaching about procedures. Many of the issues that made a crown necessary can be avoided through preventative oral health care. 

We strive to empower Charlotte to take care of their teeth and avoid further dental interventions. This saves our patients money and time while enhancing their day-to-day quality of life. 

"I’m so glad I found him" Hear From More Charlotte, NC, Patients


Kristi Ritch


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Can’t say enough good things about the Porter Dental Group. I have been a patient for years and they have always been caring and gentle. They keep up with the latest technology yet are reasonably priced. All of the dentists, hygienists, assistants, and staff provide excellent service but never treat you like just a number. Highly recommend!

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Stephanie Allman


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Excellent and very professional! Dr Porter is extremely skilled with the latest equipment. His staff is so friendly and professional as well. The whole office runs so well, what a team!!! I have been to many dentists around the country (I use to move a lot!). I’m so glad I found him/team!

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Paying for Your Dental Crown Treatment

Our Charlotte practice accepts most insurance providers and dental plans. When dental crowns are considered a medical necessity, insurance companies will generally cover part of the cost; however, insurance may not cover some related expenses such as the cost of dental implants for implant-supported crowns. We also offer third-party payment plans through CareCredit® and some in-house financing options for any out-of-pocket expenses.

You can learn more about your available financing options and insurance coverage by contacting our friendly staff. After an initial exam and consultation, we can give you a personalized quote on how much we expect your treatment to cost.

Frequently Asked Questions From the Charlotte Community

Does receiving a dental crown hurt?

No, receiving a dental crown does not have to hurt with modern dentistry techniques. Our practice offers local anesthesia to numb the area during the procedure, and we can pair the anesthesia with sedation options to help you relax. Dr. Charles Porter is an alumnus of the Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation, so he understands the positive impact that personalized sedation techniques can have on patients with dental anxiety.

Will I have to replace a permanent crown? 

After a dentist has removed enamel from your tooth, it will always require a temporary crown or other restoration to protect it and retain its function. Our dentists can replace your crown with a new one once it becomes worn down, though this typically only happens after about 10 years. Implant-supported crowns must also be replaced eventually, as they protect your implant and the surrounding tissue.

The Porter Dental Group and the individuals who work there including Dr. Charles Porter, Dr. Robert Porter, and their dedicated staff members, are skilled and caring dental care professionals of exponential measure. They are genuinely committed to the preventative and restorative dental care needs of individuals and families here in the extended Charlotte metro region.  Larry Fetner - Google, 2022
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Charles A. Porter III, DDS and Robert E. Porter, DDS

Dr. Charles Porter implements the latest developments and highest standards in dentistry. Working alongside his father, Dr. Robert Porter earned his DDS at UNC Adams School of Dentistry. He is certified in Spanish, and will gladly use Spanish throughout your visit if that makes you feel most comfortable. Our doctors are members of several prestigious organizations, including the:

  • American Dental Association
  • Academy of General Dentistry
  • North Carolina Dental Society

To schedule your consultation, contact our Charlotte office online or call us at (704) 364-9000.

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