What happens when one or more teeth are missing? What solution can we rely on? What is a dental crown (also called a tooth capsule )? Let’s find out together.

The role of a dental crown is to protect the tooth from infections and diseases such as caries and pyorrhea, as well as from fractures of devitalized teeth. Currently there are different types: today we will see the characteristics of the zirconium crown .

The zirconium crown is a modern and effective solution to replace missing teeth. The material used for the crown is zirconium, while the outer part of the crown is ceramic. This guarantees the capsule a very high resistance , as well as an aesthetics incomparable to any other type of dental crown. Furthermore, zirconium crowns are lighter than metal-ceramic crowns and up to 50% stronger.

Al dente capsule: when is it needed?

The dental capsule is necessary in the presence of a reconstructed tooth, in order to make it more resistant and avoid fracture. In addition, the dental capsule is recommended following devitalization and to improve the aesthetics of the tooth itself, by intervening on the dark color that the tooth can take on following the therapy. Encapsulation is also used in the presence of a fractured or chipped tooth, or by virtue of aesthetic issues related to its shape or color.

How is the dental crown applied?

The application of this type of crown is applied in more than one stage, so it is useful to divide the various steps.

  • – The tooth is devitalized , so as to avoid the pains that can arise when the tooth is alive.
  • – The tooth is then abutment in the part of the reconstruction with the root canal post, until the thickness and dimensions necessary for the insertion of the capsule are obtained.
  • – Take the impression and proceed with the preparation of the artificial crown .
  • – While making the final crown, a temporary crown is placed on the prepared tooth.


Often they are told not to grind their teeth or simply recommended a bite, but have they ever explained to you why they grind their teeth?

Teeth grinding can be a consequence of stress, but it can often also depend on genetics.

During teeth grinding, an enormous amount of force and energy is produced that exceeds up to 3-6 times the pressure we apply when chewing food.

Is it easy to find marks on your teeth?
When people grind their teeth, the cusps are damaged, gradually becoming flatter and shiny and losing volume.

– Is teeth grinding related to snoring?

Some people assume that those who grind their teeth are consequently not “Russian”, unfortunately this is not the case. In reality, grinding is a momentary event and a correlation with “snoring” has been demonstrated.

Is there a point of no return?
The more time passes before taking action, the deeper the damage goes. Once the enamel and part of the dentin have been consumed, it will be necessary to apply the crown on each tooth that has irreparable damage.

Since you cannot stop voluntarily grinding your teeth, the only defense weapon is a “night guard”: the Bite .

If you have encountered the problems discussed in this article, do not waste any more time, book a fact-finding visit at one of our Centers now.

Getting Braces For The First Time

Your First Visit

At your first visit to Dr Henry’s Really Nice Place you will be meeting with our New Patient Coordinator for a 45 minute appointment. This initial appointment will consist of a thorough examination which will provide us insight into your orthodontic needs. After the assessment, our new patient coordinator will review your needs and give you potential treatment options.

During the New Patient Consultation we will address the following questions that cover the fundamentals of your Orthodontic treatment. We encourage you to ask questions you may have as well.

Is there a condition that Orthodontic treatment can help?
Is Orthodontic treatment beneficial now or would it be more beneficial to be postponed for appropriate growth, tooth eruption or other factors have occurred?
What different treatment options do I have?
Do I need extractions?
How long will I be in treatment?
What is my total out of pocket cost?
How much will my Insurance cover of my Orthodontic treatment?
What payment options are available?

Please assist us by providing the following information at the time of your consultation.

New Patient Heath History Form
Signed Acknowledgement on Getting Started at Dr. Henry’s Form
Signed HIPPA consent
If you have any Orthodontic insurance, bring your insurance card and photo ID. By providing this information at the first visit, we will be able to verify your benefits and provide you a more accurate estimate of your out of pocket costs.
Any panoramic X-ray taken within the past six months.

The New Patient Consultation is very informative; when you decide to start treatment with our office the following appointment (records) is another appointment that is very educational. At the records appointment you will meet with the Doctor and confirm your treatment needs. Dr. Henry’s Really Nice Place believes it is important to evaluate each patient’s specific needs, because in-depth planning leads to superior results and higher patient satisfaction.

Welcome New Patients

Welcome to Frank Henry’s Really Nice Place, a longtime provider of dental care in Charlotte, Ashville, Greensboro and Durham, North Carolina. Our staff is committed to providing competitive prices and easy financing options and plans With our affordable braces offered at low monthly payments, our office is committed to providing competitive prices, easy financing options and plans that will work with your budget.

We also stay on top of current technological advances in the dental and healthcare industries, and are often one of the first practices to invest in new technology that will increase patient comfort, like Invisalign, or decrease patient time requirements as with the Alfred Braces System. We also provide general dentistry services, making our practice a unique provider in comprehensive oral care.

For more information on getting braces please contact us.

Frank Henry’s Smile Center is excited to announce an added and conveinant service to our practice where you can receive your dental care needs all in one practice. Whether you are looking for a routine dental cleaning or need to enhance your smile, we proudly offer our patients a comprehensive list of dental services that includes teeth whitening, dental crowns, and peridontal treatments. We also offer Invisalign for patients wanting to straighten their teeth without the use of traditional braces.

We strive to provide the highest quality dentistry. We believe that your overall well being is directly affected by the health of your smile.