When Are Dental Crowns Used?
Dental crowns are tooth-shaped restorations that are made to encase the entire visible part of the tooth to protect its structure. They are used to preserve the natural tooth and improve its appearance. Our team can help you decide if CEREC crowns are a good choice for you.
Common reasons you may need a dental crown include:
• Protecting a weak tooth from further damage
• Holding cracked teeth together
• Restoring broken or badly worn teeth
• Covering dental implants
• Improving the look of a misshapen or badly deformed or discolored tooth
• Supporting a dental bridge
• Strengthening a tooth with a large filling
• Restoring a tooth that has had root canal therapy
Crowns are extremely versatile and are often used when the alternative is extraction. They can save the natural tooth and preserve its function for many years. When properly maintained, a porcelain dental crown can last 20 years or longer. Our team offers CEREC crowns, a special type of crown that is just as strong and effective as the conventional crown, but in contrast, it can be placed in a single appointment.
If you are a candidate for a CEREC crown, you will come into our office with a compromised tooth and leave with a beautiful new porcelain crown. We use the latest technology to scan your tooth and design your crown. The porcelain crown is milled right in our office, and we can add features and details to ensure it is a flawless match to your natural teeth. As soon as the crown is finished, it can be bonded into position. Call us today to learn more or to schedule an appointment with our team.
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