If a tooth has more extensive decay, a dental crown may be the ideal aesthetic and functional restorative solution.
Choosing to have a crown placed can preserve the natural tooth, which is always the goal as preserving the natural teeth helps maintain the supporting bone structure and stability of the surrounding and adjacent teeth.
We offer CEREC® Same Day One-Visit Crowns, an advanced restorative treatment option with fewer visits and less waiting time. Advanced computer 3D technology will be used to design a new crown that optimizes patient comfort and fit while aesthetically improving the patient's smile. In the final steps, a new crown is milled out of tooth-colored composite material that provides strength that may surpass that of many other traditional crowns.
Sometimes the final crown can be placed on the same day but other times a temporary crown will be placed while your final restoration is being created. Crowns often last a lifetime with proper care and oral hygiene.
Common types of crowns:
This type of crown is often used for teeth that are visible when smiling as they are made from a porcelain-based material that retains the look of your natural teeth.
These crowns are known for their strength and durability while also allowing for a natural-looking restoration.
These may be used when more strength is needed, particularly for patients who grind their teeth at night.