Is one of your teeth damaged? Does it have a crack? Is it broken in some other way? Or do you have a few damaged teeth?
In some cases, we can fix, strengthen, and protect a damaged tooth using a dental crown. A crown is a custom-created cap that covers the top and sides of a tooth. It creates a new chewing surface and prevents the damage from spreading.
Advantages of Dental Crowns
It’s almost always better to save your natural tooth instead of replacing it. Saving your natural tooth also saves you time, money, and hassle. A dental crown can cover your damaged tooth and keep it safe for many more years.
Dental crowns can also keep bacteria away from the damaged area of a tooth. When you have a crack or break in your tooth, food and bacteria can get into it to cause an infection. We’ll clean your tooth, prepare it, and cover it with a crown to protect it from infection and further damage.
Once you have a customized crown in place, you’ll be able to chew normally again. If you have had any pain or problems from your damaged tooth or teeth, imagine what a relief that will be!
Dental Crowns in One Sitting!
Because we use a CEREC system, we can create your dental crown in one appointment! In the old days, it took much longer to send dental impressions to a lab and wait for the lab to create crowns.
Now, though, we can create digital impressions of your teeth, design your crown, and send the design to our own machine in our office. It will create your customized crown while you’re still in the chair.
Then, we can place that new crown on your tooth. Before you go, we’ll make sure it fits and works properly, as well as making sure it looks great. We use strong materials like porcelain that look and function like natural tooth enamel for a great result every time!
At the end of your appointment, we aim to have your new crown bonded permanently to your tooth. You’ll be able to brush and floss normally again very soon—along with eating normally! Eventually, we hope you’ll forget the crown is even there.
Don’t Wait to Fix Your Damaged Tooth!
If you have a damaged tooth or teeth, the damage could be spreading. You might even have an infection. Make an appointment today to save and protect your natural tooth with a dental crown!