Dental Crowns (Ceramic / Porcelain / Same Day CEREC)
What are Dental Crowns?
A dental crown is a restoration designed to cover a damaged or compromised tooth. If a tooth has cracked, broken, fractured or has a large filling in it that needs to be replaced, we might recommend that it be crowned. We offer ceramic, porcelain and same-day CEREC crowns for your own convenience. With a new crown, you can expect the restoration to last for several decades before it’ll need to be replaced with a new one.
Why might Dental Crowns be needed?
The reason a dental crown might be needed is because you’ve broken or cracked a tooth. Oftentimes, there isn’t another way to repair the tooth, so what is left will be crowned to prevent further damage. Crowning a tooth even helps to restore it to its full size and shape, which can be helpful when it comes to both eating and chewing. If you have a large, older filling or a big area of decay, we might recommend a crown being placed.
Who is a candidate for Dental Crowns?
To determine if a crown is needed, we will examine the tooth and surrounding area. We can even help in deciphering which type of crown is best suited to your needs. If you have an older crown, it may need to be replaced with a new restoration in order to prevent decay from developing underneath the restoration. If you need a crown, it is best to have one placed as soon as possible to prevent further damage to the tooth.
What happens during the Dental Crown process?
The dental crown procedure will start with an anesthetic that is used to numb the area. We then work on filing down the tooth in question to make room for the new crown. For our porcelain and ceramic crowns, we take detailed impressions of your teeth and use these to make the crown itself. You will come in for a second appointment to have the permanent crown placed. For our same-day CEREC crowns, we will take digital impressions and use these images to create a crown while you wait in the office. CEREC crowns prevent the need for a second visit into the office to have a permanent crown placed.
If you would like to schedule an appointment to come in for a new dental crown, call us today so that we can get you in as soon as possible.