Dental Crowns (Ceramic / Porcelain / Same Day CEREC)
What is a Dental Crown?
A dental crown can cover a tooth that has been severely damaged or compromised. Crowns themselves can easily last for years before full replacement is needed. We offer ceramic and porcelain dental crowns. Our other option is a CEREC crown, which is a permanent crown that is made for you during your initial visit. CEREC technology prevents the need for a second visit into our office.
Why would a Dental Crown be needed?
The reason a dental crown may be needed is because you’ve broken, cracked or fractured one of your teeth. If the tooth has a large filling in it, we may need to remove the filling and place a crown over the tooth over time. Most patients who have had a tooth root canaled will need to have the tooth crowned. This is because root canaled teeth are more susceptible to breaking and cracking.
Who is a candidate for a Dental Crown?
An exam will help us to determine if a dental crown is necessary. If you need a crown, it is a good idea to come in for treatment to prevent further damage to the tooth itself. For older crowns, we’ll replace them as they begin to show signs of wear or damage. Crowns can be placed over virtually any tooth within the mouth that would benefit from this restoration.
What happens during the Crown procedure?
We begin by numbing the area with a localized anesthetic. The tooth is then filed down to a small stump to make room for the new crown. Our ceramic and porcelain crowns involve traditional impressions to make the restorations. You will then come in for a second visit to have the crown placed. For our same-day CEREC crowns, we will take detailed digital impressions and use these to make a permanent crown in the office while you wait. The permanent crown is then placed and you won’t need to come in for a second visit.
If you would like to come into our office for a new dental crown, call us today to schedule an appointment with one of our team members.