Prosthetic restorations are made to replace the outer part of your tooth, giving you straight, white teeth.
Improving Your Smile
A dental crown or cap is placed over your existing tooth, fully encasing it up to the gum line, in order to strengthen and/or beautify your smile.
Crowns are placed for oral health reasons, like cracked teeth, as well as cosmetic reasons, like discolored or misshaped teeth. There are a variety of scenarios that may facilitate the use of dental crowns.
- Cavities that are too large to be filled
- Cracked, worn, or weak teeth
- Protecting a tooth that’s had a root canal
- Cosmetic reasons
Preparing Your Crown
Creating a crown is now easier than ever, thanks to CEREC. This breakthrough technology allows us to place your crown in just one visit, often within 90 minutes. This saves you from having to make multiple visits to our office. The porcelain restoration is milled right in our lab.
- Preparing the tooth – First the existing tooth has its outer portion removed so the crown will fit nice and secure.
- Impression is made – Next, an impression is made using CEREC 3D CAD/CAM technology to ensure a perfect fit for the crown.
- Final Placement – When your permanent crown is ready, we’ll put it in place and make any adjustments needed. Then you’re ready to go out into the world and Smile More!