Dental crowns are a versatile and transformative solution for individuals seeking to restore the appearance and functionality of their teeth. At Capstone Dentistry, we pride ourselves on offering state-of-the-art dental crown treatments that not only rejuvenate your smile but also enhance your overall oral health.
What Are Dental Crowns?
Dental crowns, often referred to as “caps,” are custom-made covers placed over a tooth to restore its shape, size, strength, and appearance. They can be crafted from various materials, including porcelain, resin, or metal. The primary aim of a dental crown is to provide support to a damaged tooth. Whether you have a weakened tooth due to decay, a significant filling, or a discoloration that impacts your self-confidence, dental crowns can be the ideal solution.
The process begins with a comprehensive evaluation of your dental health. Once we determine that a crown is the best course of action, we’ll prepare your tooth for its new covering. This might involve reshaping the tooth to fit the crown seamlessly. After obtaining a mold or impression of your tooth, the custom crown is crafted to perfectly match your natural teeth in color and shape.
CEREC Same Day Crowns
In the past, receiving a dental crown meant multiple visits to the dentist, waiting days or even weeks while a dental lab crafted the crown. However, with advancements in dental technology, Capstone Dentistry now proudly offers CEREC Same Day Crowns, a revolutionary approach that streamlines the entire process.
CEREC, which stands for Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics, employs cutting-edge digital imaging and precision milling equipment right in our office. This means, after we prepare your tooth, the crown is designed and crafted on the spot – eliminating the need for temporary crowns or return visits. In a single appointment, you walk out with a durable, perfectly matched, and aesthetically pleasing dental crown.
The advantages of CEREC crowns go beyond just time-saving. They offer a perfect fit, reducing the risk of gum inflammation or infection. The high-quality ceramic material used mimics the natural translucency of teeth, ensuring that your crown blends in flawlessly with your smile. Moreover, since the entire process is managed in-house at Capstone Dentistry, we have complete control over the quality and precision of your treatment.
Ensuring Your Crown's Longevity
While dental crowns are durable, their longevity largely depends on your oral care habits. Regular brushing, flossing, and dental check-ups are crucial. Avoiding hard foods or not using your teeth as tools can also help maintain the integrity of your crown for years to come. At Capstone Dentistry, we provide detailed post-care instructions and are always available to address any concerns you might have about your dental crown.
In conclusion, dental crowns are a testament to the leaps and bounds dentistry has made over the years. Whether you need a crown for restorative purposes or cosmetic enhancement, the team at Capstone Dentistry is committed to providing treatments that are efficient, effective, and tailored to your needs.