Dental Crowns & Bridges
Damaged or missing teeth can significantly affect the health, strength, and appearance of your smile but restorative dentistry can help.
At his practice in Charlotte, NC, Dr. Charles Porter can craft a custom dental crown or bridge to restore your smile, often in a single day.
Why are dental crowns and bridges popular restorative solutions?
Restored Dental Function
A permanent crown can be placed to repair a broken or decayed tooth. Crowns cover the entire tooth, protecting it from further damage. A dental bridge can replace one to three teeth in a row, restoring your ability to chew and speak normally.
Durable RestorationYour 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 ResultsAs 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. With your natural-looking dental restoration, 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
Dental damage and decay may have weakened your smile. But Dr. Porter can help you restore it to full strength in a single appointment with a CEREC® crown or bridge. Call our dentist today at:
For over 25 years, Dr. Porter has been helping patients achieve their healthiest smiles. He is dedicated to providing reliable restorative dentistry solutions that use the latest technology and high-quality materials, such as porcelain. If you are a replacing one or more missing teeth, he can also secure your crown or bridge with dental implants.
When would a crown or bridge be recommended by your dentist?
Missing Teeth Can Be Replaced with a Crown or Bridge
In order to replace a single missing tooth, patients may choose between an implant-supported dental crown or a traditional dental bridge. For a few missing teeth in a row, an implant-supported dental bridge is usually recommended, however, a traditional bridge is also an option. While a traditional bridge is secured by two crowns placed over the teeth on either side of the gap, an implant-supported bridge is anchored by dental implants placed into the jawbone. This option provides greater stability and protects against jawbone atrophy. Dr. Porter also offers Prettau® Zirconia bridges which are unparalleled in their quality. During a consultation, your dentist can recommend the best restoration depending on your needs and whether you are a candidate for dental implants.
Is everyone a candidate for a porcelain crown?
Certain Factors Will Determine Which Material Is Recommended for You:
Dr. Porter offers a full range of restorative materials at our Charlotte, NC, office including all-porcelain and metal crowns or bridges to accommodate his patients' needs. The dentist can recommend the best material for your needs once he has completed an evaluation and you have had an opportunity to discuss your goals.
Why should I choose Dr. Porter as the dentist for my dental crown or bridge?
A Practice That Stands Behind Their Work
Whichever type of crown or bridge you choose, Dr. Porter always uses the highest quality porcelain and other materials to provide the best possible outcome. During each aspect of your treatment, from the temporary crown to the final result, he ensures the greatest attention to detail to create a long-lasting restoration that is comfortable and fits precisely. With a dedication to excellence, he and his team in Charlotte stand by their work.
"Dr. Porter is a wonderful dentist. I have been going to him for the last 8 years. He has a machine which makes crowns right in the office so you don't have to come back! I also like that they start at 7:00 am and I have come many times before work." Jim W.
Advanced technology can improve your experience...
Same-Day Restorations with CEREC
Traditionally, patients have had to schedule multiple appointments to receive a dental crown or bridge. However, Dr. Porter has invested in a CEREC machine at our Charlotte practice to provide his patients with convenient restorations that can be provided in a single day. CEREC (Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics) is a system that uses computer-aided design and computer-aided manufacturing (CAD/CAM) technology. CEREC is equipped with advanced imaging which allows for enhanced diagnostic and planning precision. This means the system is able to both design and fabricate your restoration in our office.
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. If your permanent crown or bridge cannot be created using CEREC, we also work with a trusted dental lab that will create your restoration to the highest standards.
What can I expect during the treatment process?
Receiving Your Crown or Bridge
Dr. Porter is dedicated to achieving the very best results.
A Memorable Experience
"Most wonderful people in the world. Dr. Porter and his staff are amazing. Nicest group you'll ever meet. Highest recommendation!" Dean P.