Dr. Tony Porter, DDS
A Great Dentist

Why do I need a dental crown?

At Lyndhurst Dental Associates, one of the most common procedures we perform is placing dental crowns (caps). This is because they are a versatile restoration that can be used to resolve a variety of dental problems.

Primarily, dental crowns are used to strengthen and protect the integrity of your natural tooth. With proper care, your teeth should last a lifetime, so it’s important that we do everything possible to preserve the structure of your teeth.

A dental crown will usually be used to provide strength and functionality for a tooth that has been damaged or weakened by decay or periodontal disease. We may also use a crown to protect your tooth after root canal treatment.

While crowns are thought of as a functional dental restoration, they also have aesthetic uses. If you have a tooth with a large amalgam filling, we can use a dental crown to cap the tooth and eliminate the “dark hole” in your smile. A crown can also be used to restore cracked or chipped teeth, as well as masking the appearance of a severely stained tooth.

Every patient is unique and has different dental needs. The best way for us to know if a dental crown is the right treatment for you is to have you come see us for an examination at our Winston-Salem dental office. Please call and make an appointment for a consultation and exam.

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UPDATE; 05/04/2020: OUR OFFICE WILL RESUME NON-EMERGENCY DENTAL TREATMENT ON 05/12/2020. Please CLICK HERE  for changes you will see during your visit.

Due to COVID-19, Lyndhurst Dental Associates will be following the guidelines of the ADA and NC Dental Board to ensure the health and safety of our patients and our dental team.

Our office is treating emergencies only during this time. If you have an emergent need, please call the office as we will be staffed appropriately for your dental needs. We will be in the office for limited business hours during this time. If you call after hours or on a weekend and have a true dental emergency, follow the prompts to be directed to the dentist on call. Otherwise, leave a message and we will contact you during normal business hours and an appointment time will then be scheduled.

Our office will be contacting you to reschedule an appointment if you are presently scheduled. We apologize for any inconvenience. We currently plan to reopen Tuesday May 12th, pending any further changes.

We will continue to update you during this time to the best of our ability. Please stay healthy and safe during this time! We look forward to seeing you all again soon.

Sincerely,
Dr. Porter & Dr. Ayuso