A dental crown is a porcelain cap that is created by a dentist to mold around a damaged or decaying tooth in order to recreate its form and function. It is a tooth-shaped cap that is cemented over a tooth to restore its strength, shape, size, and appearance. They provide many useful health benefits, and may be used as both a cosmetic and functional solution to correct several different problems. Sometimes they are also used in addition to dental implants. They can replace a tooth’s entire external structure down to the gum level, so they provide reliable and long-lasting durability to teeth that are broken, weak, or compromised in some way. Because the dental porcelain is sculpted to resemble the tooth’s natural enamel, they also produce an improved aesthetic appearance in a natural and unassuming manner.
Usually crowns require two visits. First to prepare the tooth by grinding and shaping it, making an impression, and providing a temporary crown. Then a second visit to cement the permanent crown into the tooth.
Crowns generally provide eight to ten years of comfort and functionality, but they can last longer if the patient adopts healthy habits, such as:
Major benefits include:
Imagine a one-stop visit to the dentist where you leave with a custom restoration in place. With CEREC 3D, short for Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics, the dentist can restore damaged teeth in a single sitting with high-quality, durable ceramic material that matches your natural tooth color. Using CAD/CAM computerized technology, your dentist will take an optical impression of reflective powder and apply it to the tooth’s surface, and design a restoration. Then, CAM takes over and creates the restoration automatically! Using a high-speed diamond bur and a disk, the tooth is created in only about an hour. This technology is truly state of the art!
If you are looking for excellent St. George dental care, our team of professionals will take good care of you and find a solution to your problem that will be the most convenient and effective possible. If you are experiencing issues with your teeth, such as teeth that are weak, broken, cracked, or compromised in some other way, please do not hesitate to call us. 435-673-9606