At some point in their life, almost everyone will need to have restorative work done on their teeth. Over time daily use and other stressors eventually take their toll on your teeth and gums. If you develop a badly damaged tooth, one of the most effective ways to save it is with a dental crown.
Advancements in digital and dental technologies have made getting a crown far less messy and time-consuming than in the past. The new technologies save you time and money, helping you get to a better smile far more easily than in the old days.
The whole process is completed in just one visit, saving you money and less time off from work by reducing the number of times you have to come see us!
What are crowns?
A crown completely covers a tooth and is entirely on the surface, not affecting the roots of teeth or bones.
Crowns provide reinforced strength and stability to chipped, broken, or severely decayed teeth and they look attractive too making them aesthetically appealing as well.
We recommend Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramic (CEREC) crowns to address teeth with serious decay.
What are crowns usually used for?
In general, dental crowns are used to repair or restore a damaged tooth, giving it the proper appearance and function. Usually considered a restorative procedure, crowns are also used to improve your mouth’s cosmetic appearance.
Crowns are most often used to treat:
- Broken teeth
- Chipped or cracked teeth
- Cosmetic issues
- Teeth that have large cavities
What is the procedure for crowns?
The CEREC crown process is easy for suitable candidates. First, we use state-of-the-art CAD/CAM imaging technology to capture the topography of your tooth, making perfect maps charting its unique characteristics.
Then, we match the shading and shape of your teeth so that the final result is a shining, winning smile with no distractions or color variances. Finally, we use further imaging to make sure your bite and gum line are in perfect alignment, then you are ready to go!
With these measurements in hand, our in-house laboratory can create your ceramic crown in 15 minutes. It’s ready for you in just a few hours, and a CEREC crown can last up to 15 years when you follow the proper treatment and maintenance schedule.
Crowns are a quick, easy, and painless way to address tooth decay for suitable patients.
How do I get started?
We are ready to help and committed to helping you achieve your best smile. We’ll give you a thorough exam and recommend the best course of treatment to address your needs. If crowns are recommended, we’ll talk you through the process, explain all the details, and get you started.
Call us today to learn more about how crowns can make your smile great!