Dental crowns are one of the most common dental procedures around today.
Designed to protect damaged, cracked or broken teeth, these tooth-shaped caps help restore your natural tooth’s size, shape and functionality. They’re affordable, durable and are the perfect solution for a variety of situations.
When You Might Need a Dental Crown
There are a number of reasons dentists recommend dental crowns and they all have two things in common: they’re placed over the tooth and they improve its appearance. Here are some of the most common reasons you might need one:
- Dental cavities that are too large for a traditional filling
- Cracked, broken or severely worn-down teeth
- Dental implants that need a covering
- Support for dental bridges
- Misshapen or discolored teeth
Since your dentist’s ultimate goal is to maintain or improve your smile, it’s always a good idea to follow their timeline in getting a crown. Of course, things like scheduling conflicts and finances can cause a patient to want to delay receiving a crown, but there are consequences.
If your tooth is weak or at risk for further damage, it can crack or break at any moment, meaning you’d have to get a more expensive solution like a dental implant. If there are gaps or your tooth is worn down, it could possible affect other teeth.
Finally, discolored or misshapen teeth are always noticeable when you smile. The good news is that most insurances cover crowns and the dental office can work with you on an affordable payment plan to get you a crown and improve your smile.
Same-Day CEREC Crowns at Our Office
Getting a crown used to be a time-consuming process. First, you have to go to the dentist for an exam and/or X-rays. If it’s established that you need a crown, you’ll go in for another visit so the dentist can prepare your tooth and create a temporary crown. After your permanent crown is created in an off-site lab, it can be weeks or even months before your permanent crown is ready. Isn’t there a way you get can get crowns in a day? There is, and it’s called CEREC crowns.
Comfort & Convenience
The biggest advantage of CEREC crowns is that they can be created and placed in a single visit. How is this possible? Well instead of the dentist sending out a request for the permanent crown from the lab, they can actually use a state-of-the-art machine to create a beautiful crown in the comfort of their own office. That means you only have to go in for one visit.
The second biggest advantage of CEREC crowns is that they are usually more comfortable than traditional crowns. Again, this goes back to the dentist having complete control, as your dentist can personalize your crown to ensure it’s a perfect fit. Crowns created in a lab, on the other hand, usually can’t offer this level of precision and accuracy.
Other Advantages of Same-Day Crowns
In addition to comfort and convenience, CEREC crowns have a variety of other advantages over traditional crowns. Here are some of them:
- Your dentist has complete control of the shape, fit and color of the crown.
- They’re made from materials that are just as strong and durable as regular crowns.
- Since there isn’t any metal, risks for compatibility problems are lower.
- The look and function of the crown is astonishingly similar to your natural teeth.
- They use the latest, most innovative technology available today.
Same-day crowns aren’t just comfort and convenient… they’re simply better.
If you’d like to get dental crowns, schedule a consultation with us today.