Dental crown

Dental Crowns

Tooth damage, decay, and infection can be extremely painful and may even lead to the loss of the tooth if left untreated.

Drs. David C. Henderson and Laura Katherine Henderson Jones can relieve oral discomfort and restore your tooth with a dental crown.

Why trust our Carthage, MS, dental practice with your crown?

So What Is a Dental Crown?

A dental crown is a custom-made cap placed over a weakened tooth to protect its structure from future harm. Our dental crowns are crafted from porcelain and are carefully designed to fit snugly over the surface of your tooth. With proper care and good dental hygiene, your restoration can last well over a decade before needing replacement.
The tooth will be reshaped to make room for the custom crown to be placed over and then secured with dental cement.
Unlike dentures and dental bridges, dental crowns restore one tooth at a time. 

High-Tech Dentistry With a Small-Town Touch

Drs. David Henderson and his daughter, Dr. Laura Katherine Henderson Jones, are both from Carthage, MS, and are proud to serve patients in the community. Our team brings the latest dental techniques and technology to our small-town office, giving patients access to top-of-the-line modern dentistry.

Whether you are looking for a new dentist or shopping around for the best dental crown, look no further than our Carthage practice. We look forward to helping you and your family with all of your dental care needs. Schedule an appointment today online, or by calling:

(601) 267-5624

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"The only word for the service is great" 5-Star Reviews From the Carthage Community

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2018

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My visit to Dr. Henderson is always excellent. The nurses and himself always make me feel comfortable and even the receptionist is nice.

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Percy Whalen

2016

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The only word for the service is great.Thank you to the staff for over 25 years of great work.

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Patients are often unsure whether or not they need a dental crown...

When to See the Dentist

The only way to know for sure if you need a crown is to visit the dentist for an exam. Most of the time, patients learn they need treatment after we diagnose a dental condition during a routine check-up. However, you may notice abnormal symptoms on your own that could indicate the need for a dental crown.

Ask yourself the following:
 

  • Does my tooth look discolored?
  • Am I experiencing pain when chewing?
  • Are my teeth sensitive to hot and cold temperatures?
  • Is my tooth structurally damaged with a visible crack or fracture? 


If you answered yes to any of these questions, it's time to schedule an appointment with the dentist. During a consultation, we can highlight the differences between restorations such as crowns and dentures and determine which treatment best fulfills your needs.

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Tell Me More about Implant-Supported Crowns...

Dental implants are one of the best solutions in modern restorative dentistry for patients with tooth loss. We can restore any number of missing teeth by attaching custom-made restorations like crowns and dentures to dental implants. If you are missing a single tooth, an implant-supported crown will repair the visible gap in your smile as well as protect you from oral health problems like jawbone recession. Ask our dentists if you are a candidate for dental implants during your next appointment at our Carthage office. 

A Closer Look at the Crown Procedure

Our streamlined porcelain crown procedure is designed to be convenient and provide stunning results. Patients will not be able to tell their crown apart from their natural teeth while speaking, chewing, and smiling. 

Your Dental Crown Treatment Timeline

Our patients throughout the Jackson, Philadelphia, and Carthage, MS, communities have the option of receiving a same-day crown. Here is what you can expect during the procedure...

Wait comfortably in the office and your crown will be ready in about an hour.
Wait comfortably in the office and your crown will be ready in about an hour.

Consultation

We begin with an oral examination to determine whether you are in need of a dental crown. If we detect a problem, we may take x-rays for a more precise diagnosis. Your dentist will then tell you about your treatment options and schedule your procedure.

Tooth Prep

We will prepare your tooth by removing decay and infection, which may require a root canal. In that case, bacteria and debris are removed from the inner chamber and the tooth is sterilized. 

Design

Next, we reshape your natural tooth to make room for the dental crown. Referencing your x-rays and digital impressions, we will design the restoration to fit the exact specifications of your tooth. The blueprints are then sent to our in-house CEREC milling machine for carving.

Production

The CEREC machine precisely carves each restoration from a solid block of porcelain ceramic. Since the process typically takes under an hour, there is no need for us to place a temporary crown, or for you to come back for multiple visits. Wait comfortably in the office and your crown will be ready before you know it.

Placement

We will check to make sure the permanent crown fits well and the ceramic matches the color of your smile. Once we are satisfied, we will bond the restoration in place with special dental cement. Afterward, your treatment is complete in just a fraction of the time it would take with traditional methods. 
"Had a root canal Monday, I never felt a thing. And all of the staff were so pleasant. Dr. Henderson and Dr. Jones are by far the best dentists I have ever visited. I will use them from now on and I suggest you do as well!" Jay Weaver

Questions? Ask Our Dentists A Dental Resource for the Carthage, MS, Community

Dental crowns are a versatile form of restorative dentistry that can preserve your natural tooth. Since crowns are a permanent restoration, we want to make sure you have a full understanding of your options before you commit to the treatment. Dr. David Henderson and Dr. Laura K. Jones will answer your questions about the procedure and any alternative treatments that may fit your dental needs. 

You can discuss your case at length during a consultation or learn more about your options by calling our Carthage office at: 

(601) 267-5624

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Why Choose CEREC?

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Porcelain looks incredibly natural and will blend in seamlessly with the rest of your smile.

As many patients know, getting a dental crown was not always as simple as we make it seem. Traditionally, patients would wear a temporary crown for a few weeks while their permanent crown was made at an off-site dental lab. Temporary crowns are known to be less stable and are much more likely to fall off and leave your tooth exposed.

Now, with CEREC technology, we can start and finish your treatment in one office visit, making temporary crowns and lengthy waiting periods a thing of the past.  Best of all, same-day restorations do not compromise on quality. 

See the Results Can You Spot the Crowns? 

Using same-day crowns, we can provide a subtle but effective restoration that looks like a natural part of your smile. See if you can spot which teeth have dental crowns in the left image before referencing the photo of our patient's original smile. 
Case 1 after restoration
Restored Smile
Case 1 before restoration
Before Restoration
This patient needed to restore their upper right and lower left primary second molars. We lengthened the upper right molar while maintaining its shape, and then we matched the height of the lower molar to the surrounding teeth.

How Much Do Dental Crowns Cost?

When used to address damage or decay, dental crowns are considered a medical necessity and most insurance plans will cover at least part of the cost. Crowns placed for cosmetic purposes and not typically covered, however. The average price per crown can range from $800-$1,500 or more, but the total cost depends on several factors, including the number of crowns and your choice of materials.

We also offer flexible financing options for patients who do not have insurance or who want additional options to cover out-of-pocket expenses. During a consultation, our staff can see how much your insurance will cover and provide a more personalized estimate for your treatment. 

Taking Care of Your Porcelain Crown

Your permanent dental crown requires little to no additional maintenance, which is another benefit of the treatment. Even though your natural tooth is covered by the crown, it is still susceptible to decay. Patients should practice good hygiene habits — including brushing twice a day and flossing regularly — to prevent gum disease and other oral health problems. 

"A great experience"  More 5-Star Reviews From Carthage Patients  

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Johnna Barnes

2021

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I was very pleased. Dr. Henderson and the staff were all very nice. I was so happy that he was able to help me and I did not have to go to Jackson. I am so very thankful! It was a great experience. He was very concerned about my comfort and explained everything.

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Tracy Ferguson

2021

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So thankful they were able to see me last minute. I'm a new resident in the area and I reached out after 9:30 am, they were able to see me at 1:30 on the same day, and I was a new patient. Definitely recommend their office. 

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David C. Henderson, D.M.D. General Dentistry PA

Dr. David C. Henderson and Dr. Laura Katherine Henderson Jones have the advanced training and tools needed to bring state-of-the-art dental care to patients in Jackson, Philadelphia, Carthage, and nearby communities. They are members of trusted dental organizations, including: 

  • American Dental Association
  • Mississippi Dental Association
  • American Orthodontic Society

To schedule a consultation at our family-friendly dental office, request your appointment online or call us at (601) 267-5624.

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