Smiling mature woman

Dental Crowns

A decayed or damaged tooth can be painful and make it difficult to eat and speak properly.

A dental crown covers a tooth following treatment for damage or decay and provides support, restoring function to your bite once more. 

Learn how the dentists at Berger Dental Group in Columbia, SC, can help improve your oral health and function with a dental crown. 

What Is a Dental Crown?

A dental crown is a tooth-shaped covering that is used to repair a damaged tooth. This porcelain covering provides support and restores the function and appearance of the damaged tooth. A dental crown is also used following treatments such as root canal therapy and can be used with a dental implant to replace a single missing tooth. Dental crowns are most often used for:

Damaged Tooth

A dental crown is often used for a damaged tooth that cannot be repaired with an inlay, onlay, or filling. This not only restores the appearance of the tooth but also provides strength to the tooth structure.

Missing Tooth

If you are missing a tooth or require an extraction, a dental crown supported by a dental implant may be a great option for you. Not only does it replace the missing tooth structure but the implant acts as a prosthetic tooth root, providing the jawbone the stimulation it needs to prevent bone degeneration that occurs with missing teeth. 

Root Canal

A root canal is used to address tooth decay that reaches the tooth roots. A dental crown is then placed over the remaining natural tooth following root canal therapy to provide the tooth with additional strength and protection.

A Closer Look at Dental Crowns

The tooth will be reshaped to make room for the custom crown to be placed over and then secured with dental cement.

Why Choose Berger Dental Group?

Our Columbia, SC, dental practice is focused on patient-centered care. We understand that dental issues can be embarrassing and overwhelming, which is why we cater to the individual patient's needs. Our highly experienced dentists and staff personalize treatment for each patient's welfare and comfort. We offer pain control at its best to ensure complete comfort during treatment. Have dental anxiety? No problem! We have oral conscious and IV sedation options to help you remain relaxed throughout your treatment. State-of-the-art dental technology such as digital x-rays allows us to accurately treat and diagnose patients while also limiting x-ray exposure.

Not sure if a dental crown is right for you? Call us or request an initial consultation online today.

Berger Dental Group interior

What Our Columbia, SC, Patients Say About Our Practice


Dan Simmons


Google logo

These dental professionals are top notch. Let me start by saying that the office is clean environment. The staff treats you with dignity and respect. The dental professionals are just that...professional in every way. They talk to you as if you're family and make you feel so at ease in every way. Dr. Berger is one of the best dentist that I've ever had in my lifetime. I was referred to the Berger Dental Group by the VA and am I glad! Thanks to all of you and I am definitely referring everyone that I know to Berger.

View on Google

Erinn Drake


Google logo

I have to agree with many of the reviews here...this place is great. They do a great job, but they are all so friendly and will talk to you and actually be interested in talking to you. And yes, the staff are like a family as someone else mentioned. It is pretty cool. It seems like it would be a great place to work. The techs and dentists also remember me, though I only recently became a patient of theirs. I definitely recommend these guys.

View on Google

Financing Options Available

At our Columbia, SC, dentistry practice, we don't want financial barriers to prevent patients from receiving the dental care they need. We work with most dental insurance providers to minimize out-of-pocket costs, and we also offer CareCredit® to help patients finance their dental care. When you choose our dentistry practice, you only pay as the treatment progresses, meaning you are not expected to pay for all the treatment at once before treatment begins. 

Dental Crown Treatment

Initial Consultation

During your initial consultation, your dentist will examine your mouth and discuss your dental history as well as your goals. This is important as this allows your dentist to develop a treatment plan to fit your unique needs. Your dentist may take x-rays to get a better look at your overall dental health. Our dentistry practice in Columbia, SC, uses digital x-rays to minimize your exposure. Once this is done, your dentist will create a custom treatment plan.

Preparatory Treatments

If you need preparatory treatment such as a root canal, periodontal treatment, dental implants, or extractions, this must be done first. Extractions and dental implants require some healing time before further treatment. This ranges anywhere from a few weeks to a few months depending on which procedure you had performed. 

Tooth Preparation

Once your mouth is healed or if you do not require preparatory treatments, your dentist will begin prepping the tooth for your dental crown. First, the area is numbed with a local anesthetic. If you need a higher level of pain management or if you have dental anxiety, our practice offers oral conscious and IV sedation options. Once the area is numbed, your dentist prepares the tooth by removing the enamel. This allows the crown to fit properly.


Impressions are taken of your mouth and sent to a lab where your porcelain crown is crafted. A temporary crown is often used to protect the tooth while you are waiting for your permanent crown to arrive at our practice. This temporary crown will be removed prior to final crown placement.  

Dental Crown Placement

Once your permanent crown arrives, your dentist will remove the temporary crown and place your permanent crown. Adjustments may be made to ensure proper fit, function, and comfort. 

See How a Dental Crown Is Placed

The tooth is reshaped by removing the enamel. This allows your crown to properly fit over the tooth structure and blend with your natural teeth. 

What Are Dental Crowns Made Of?

Crowns are made of materials such as porcelain, gold, and other metals. Porcelain is frequently used as it is durable and provides other benefits. Porcelain is natural-looking and can be shade-matched to your natural teeth, providing cosmetic benefits. Finally, porcelain is often used for patients with metal allergies and sensitivities. With proper care, your dental crown can last for years.

More 5-Star Reviews


Terri Bell


Google logo

Dr. Berger and his entire team from the receptionist, dental hygienist to the Big Man himself are AMAZING! I’ve been under Dr. Berger’s care for a few years now. I was your typical “traumatized” patient; afraid of dental work. This family is just that; kind and gentle, thorough and masterfully skilled. There’s got to be more than 100 years of combined experience in this group! (smile). I had some major work done recently and the care i received was amazing! You won’t find a better dental group in SC! Their stuck with me! Don’t delay, make your appointment today! #drbdidnotpaymetosaythis

View on Google

Celina Scarborough


Google logo

This is hands down THE best dentist office I’ve been to. The receptionist are always friendly and welcoming. The techs do everything to make you feel comfortable. Dr. Berger and Dr. Pincelli are the best! They answer any questions I have and make sure all my needs are met. The whole staff is like a family and it makes you feel comfortable and at home. I love this place!

View on Google
Berger Dental Group dentists

Berger Dental Group

Berger Dental Group has been serving the community for over 50 years. Our dentists work hard to provide advanced dental procedures at affordable rates, and we offer sedation dentistry to help patients feel comfortable from start to finish. We are members of many notable organizations, including: 

  • American Dental Association
  • South Carolina Dental Association
  • American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
  • American Academy of General Dentistry

Schedule a consultation today by requesting an appointment online or calling our Columbia office at (803) 787-9793.

Contact Us Today

Rate, Review & Explore

Social Accounts Sprite