A dental crown is one of the most common and practical restorative dental procedures dentists perform, used for a variety of purposes. Crowns, also referred to as caps — are prosthetic oral devices that are permanently attached or bonded to a tooth (or dental implant) and used to restore the shape and size of a tooth. With this restoration, the tooth’s strength and appearance is enhanced along with your confidence and dental health. Read on to better understand what crowns are and how they can help keep your smile bright and healthy.
Typically, your dentist will prescribe a crown if any of the following conditions are present:
In the past, when a patient needed a crown placed, it was necessary to have multiple appointments to manufacture a crown in a lab that would fit your mouth and needs.
Today, dentists have access to powerful, in-office tools that allow for crowns to be placed the same day as your restorative work that calls for them.
CEREC (short for Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics) dentistry is a method of Computer Aided Design/Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAD/CAM) dentistry that gives Dr. Porter the ability to produce a ceramic restoration right in his office using 3D technology and printing.
Instead of delaying a dental visit for a dental crown because of time constraints, you can now get your dental work done in one appointment.
New technology in the dentistry field is always exciting and CEREC is just that, exciting! This technology makes the delivery of tooth restorations and crowns more accurate and more convenient. With CEREC same-day crowns you will receive benefits such as:
Like most things in life, the better care you take of them the longer they will last. The same is true for dental crowns. By practicing good oral hygiene, you keep your teeth and crowns in good shape. Remember to do the following for the best results from your dental crowns:
Dental crown restorations are designed to restore your smile to optimum health, function, and decay, and at our practice, Dr. Shane S. Porter can complete your restoration treatment in just one day! With CEREC same-day dental crowns in Eagle, Idaho, you can receive your customized, natural-looking restoration in just one visit. Contact us today at (208) 546-0655 to learn more, and to schedule your next appointment. We look forward to caring for your smile!