How Dental Crowns Can Restore Your Smile Beautifully
Although your natural teeth are strong and durable, one of the major setbacks is their inability to repair themselves. Teeth that have been damaged due to trauma, infection, or excessive wear compromise the tooth’s structure and can lead to tooth loss. Fortunately, if you have suffered damage, our doctors at Dowell Dental Group offer dental crowns to fully restore your tooth. In addition to traditional lab-crafted crowns, we also offer same-day crowns with advanced CEREC® technology for our patients' convenience.
Restoring Tooth Function and Aesthetics
Our custom-crafted crowns are made to strengthen and protect the visible part of your tooth above your gum line. When this part of the tooth becomes damaged, a crown (also called a cap) will cover the surface area, returning it to its normal shape and size. The restoration will be indistinguishable from your natural, healthy teeth, adding the function back to your bite and improving the appearance of your smile.
If your tooth has been lost or needs to be removed, a crown can be used in conjunction with a dental implant for sturdy tooth replacement. The implant post is surgically placed directly into your jawbone to replace the tooth root. Once the implant is fused with the bone, we restore it with a crown. Crowns are often incorporated into full mouth reconstruction plans and are typically placed as the final step of root canal therapy.
Crowns are a highly versatile restorative and cosmetic dental treatment that can be used to effectively correct a wide range of concerns.
Same-day Restorations with CEREC®
Thanks to advances in dental technology, we can use our CEREC® system to fabricate your crown in a single visit. First, we take impressions of your teeth, and then a dental lab crafts the crown which is completed in about two weeks. However, CEREC® combines advanced software and a milling unit, so the crown can be created while you wait.
After we take a digital impression of your prepared tooth, we send the information directly to the CEREC® system for the creation of a three-dimensional model of your crown. At this time, we will ensure that the crown has a natural-looking appearance, matching the color of your surrounding teeth and adding small grooves to closely match the composition of your natural tooth structure. When the design is complete, the milling unit creates your new crown in about twenty minutes while you wait. After it is ready, your doctor will attach your permanent crown to your tooth. You leave our office with your treatment complete.
Benefits of Dental Crowns
Crowns are a highly versatile restorative and cosmetic dental treatment that can be used to effectively correct a wide range of concerns. These include:
- Enhanced protection and strength for teeth that have become fragile or weakened by decay or fractures.
- Filling the gaps left by missing teeth to help create a symmetrical, healthy smile.
- The ability to conceal flaws like chips, cracks, or discoloration so your tooth looks brand new.
If damaged or missing teeth are affecting your ability to eat or smile comfortably and with confidence, our doctors can provide you with superb treatment. Whether you have been living with compromised teeth for some time, or if you have recently experienced tooth damage as a result of some type of trauma, we can help restore your smile quickly and effectively. To achieve a beautiful, functional smile today, please schedule your consultation with us.