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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? 

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All-Encompassing Benefits

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 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. 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:

(704) 364-9000

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

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When would a crown or bridge be recommended by your dentist?

Missing Teeth Can Be Replaced with a Crown or Bridge

Illustration of dental bridgeIn 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

Convenient Treatment

"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. 

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What can I expect during the treatment process?

Receiving Your Crown or Bridge 

Your dental crown or bridge may be completed in one or two appointments.
Dr. Porter is dedicated to achieving the very best results.
Dr. Porter is dedicated to achieving the very best results.

Consultation

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

Preparation

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

Impressions & Design

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

Fabrication

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.

Placement

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

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.

Results You Can Feel Confident In

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Before This patient wanted to address cosmetic imperfections on his front teeth.
after dental crowns
After Dr. Porter designed custom porcelain crowns to transform his smile.
With all-porcelain CEREC restorations, your crown or bridge should be indistinguishable from the rest of your smile.
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Charles A. Porter III, DDS

Dr. Porter implements the latest developments and highest standards in dentistry. He is a member 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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