Why is it needed?
A crown is a dental restoration that covers or “caps” a tooth to restore it to its normal shape, size and function. Its purpose is to strengthen or improve the appearance of a tooth. A crown can:
- Restore a tooth when there isn’t enough tooth remaining to provide support for a large filling
- Attach a bridge to replace the missing teeth
- Protect a weak tooth from fracturing
- Restore a fractured tooth
- Cover a badly shaped or discolored tooth
- Cover a dental implant
Cerec Crowns & Bridges
Our newest investment is state-of-the art CEREC technology that lets us restore decayed teeth, place crowns, remove defective amalgam fillings and place cosmetic veneers in just one visit!
LESS INVASIVE TREATMENT
Using CEREC, the doctor can take an accurate digital impression of your tooth, produce a precise digital restoration right in the office and then chemically bond it in place. This allows us to be more conservative in our treatment approach and preserve as much healthy tooth tissue as possible.
FINEST DENTAL MATERIALS
CEREC restorations use strong, anti-abrasive porcelain that matches the structure and translucency of surrounding teeth. In addition to looking great, these restorations have the same coefficient as thermal expansion as your natural teeth. This means that when you eat something hot or cold, your restoration compresses and expands at the same rate as the tooth it’s bonded to, which results in less fractures.
NO SECOND APPOINTMENT
Single-visit restorations mean no second anesthesia injection, no sensitive temporaries and no second visit trauma from uncovering of the prepared tooth structure. This goes a long way in reducing your discomfort from the procedure and lessening long-term sensitivity of the restored tooth.