Crowns Restore Your Teeth and Mouth
Crowns are a dental restoration tool that covers a tooth to return it to its original size and shape. If a tooth has several fillings or is cracked or broken, a crown can make it stronger.
Sometimes a crown is the best solution to improve the appearance of a tooth.
To get your tooth ready for a CEREC crown, we’ll use an intraoral camera to take a digital picture of your tooth (instead of gooey impressions). The CEREC software used this image to create a 3D model of the tooth.
This model is used to construct a restoration on the screen. Once your dentist has completed designing the crown, the data is sent to the milling machine.
A solid ceramic block is milled into a beautiful crown. The crown is then stained, glazed, and placed in an oven. The crown is tried-on for a perfect fit, then bonded to the tooth. No need for a second visit. This whole process is done while you wait.
FAQS About Crowns
How Is a Crown Placed?
For a traditional crown, an impression of the tooth is made and sent to the lab so a crown that fits your tooth correctly can be made. You’ll receive a temporary crown while the permanent crown is being made. When the permanent crown is ready, it will be cemented to your tooth.
Will the Crown Look Natural?
Yes. Our goal is for the crown to look just like your natural teeth. To accomplish this, we consider the color, bite, shape, and length of your natural teeth. Any of these factors can affect the appearance of the crown and the tooth.
When the procedure is complete, your teeth will be both stronger and more attractive.
Why Crowns Instead of Porcelain Veneers?
We have to remove more tooth structure to place a crown as crowns cover more of the porcelain veneers. Crowns are generally used for are more significantly damaged. Crowns can be placed on natural teeth of on dental implants.
How Should I Take Care of my Crowns?
Don’t chew on hard foods, ice, or other hard objects to avoid damaging your crown. Tooth grinding will affect what material the crown is made up of to avoid damage as well.
Cleaning between your teeth is especially important when you have a crown. Plaque around your gum line can cause decay at the base of your crown, so it’s important to floss carefully.