When your tooth becomes damaged to a certain extent, there becomes only a few options left to save the tooth. Dental crowns can be used for both restorative and cosmetic dentistry treatments. They are most commonly used for restorative treatments. Dental crowns are used to help teeth with cracks, decay, chips, discoloration, or after filling a large cavity or root canal procedure. Dental crowns are used when fillings, bonding, or teeth whitening are out of the question. If you are thinking of a dental crown for cosmetic reasons, you can also consider dental veneers for similar results. Dental crowns at Designed Smiles in Brea, CA are made the same day using the CEREC® machine.
The procedure for your dental crown is really simple. First you will have any procedure done if you need one, then digital images will be taken of your mouth using the CEREC® machine. The CEREC will then create a perfectly fitted dental crown to your desired tooth shade using compressed porcelain. The crown is made in less than an hour. Your dentist will ensure the crown fits perfectly before using a special cement to bond it to your tooth. Crowns are also used to place on top of dental implants. Your crown should last you for a long time as long as it is cared for.
Dental crowns have many benefits, including maintaining the health of your tooth. Getting a dental crown can prevent you from needing an extraction. They are also stain and decay resistant. This doesn’t mean that you should not care for it by brushing, flossing and visiting your dentist regularly. You will still need to maintain good dental hygiene to prevent gum disease from occurring. Gum disease can cause your dental crown to fail as well as many other health issues. Other benefits of dental crowns include a completely natural looking appearance. Your crown will be unnoticeable to all eyes but your dentist. Your dental crown will not only restore your tooth back to function, but it will restore the appearance of your tooth.
CEREC® stands for Chairside Economical Restorations of Esthetic Ceramic. This machine is transforming the patient experience by making visits shorter and all procedures done in the same day. In the past, patients would need to wait weeks for their dental crown to be made in the lab and sent back for installation. With CEREC, the dental crown is made and placed in the same day. Another great benefit of the CEREC machine is that you will not need goopy impressions made. CEREC uses 3D digital imaging technology to take pictures of your mouth.
If you are in need of dental work that requires a dental crown or are looking to restore the appearance of your tooth, contact Designed Smiles in Brea, CA for dental crowns. Our crowns are made with CEREC technology so you can have your dental crown on the same day as your visit. Give us a call at 714-529-0100 or visit our contact us page to fill out our online contact form.
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