If you are in need of a dental restoration, such as a dental crown, you don’t want to sacrifice your tooth’s appearance in order to preserve its structural integrity. Fortunately, when you work with a skilled dentist, you won’t be faced with that choice.
When an extensively damaged tooth needs to be repaired, dental crowns can be a valuable tool to save the tooth. These crowns are designed to match each patient’s unique specifications so that they blend in seamlessly with the neighboring natural teeth in the smile.
Not only will your dental crown be lifelike, our practice also offers a drastically streamlined treatment process thanks to CEREC crowns that are created by our in-house milling unit. You can get your beautiful crown at the conclusion of a single appointment.
Purpose of Dental Crowns
Your dentist may recommend a dental crown if you have a tooth with a cavity that is too large to repair using a conventional filling. A dental crown also may be placed if injury to a tooth has caused a large crack or chip. Dental crowns also help to protect teeth that have been treated with root canal therapy.
Ultimately, the value of dental crowns is that they save teeth that might otherwise be at risk for extraction. Whenever it’s possible to save a tooth, that is the preferred outcome, as even the most advanced tooth replacements can’t completely stand in for a natural tooth.
Dental Crown Design: Blending Art and Science
While the function of the dental crown is the priority, most patients will also have significant interest in maintaining the appearance of the tooth and ensuring that it doesn’t look noticeably different from its natural neighbors.
Ceramic dental crowns perform admirably in this area. The material looks quite similar to biological tooth enamel, and its shade can be customized to match the patient’s natural teeth. The shape of the crown is also designed to correspond with the natural contour of the patient’s smile.
Streamlining the Dental Crown Treatment Process
Not only does our office provide beautiful crowns that don’t stand out from the rest of your smile, but we’re able to place those crowns in a single appointment.
Our CEREC system uses specialized computer software to design a crown that incorporates the unique measurements of the patient’s teeth. That design is then transmitted to our in-office milling unit for the crown to be crafted. When the crown is ready, it is placed on the patient’s tooth.
To learn more about the aesthetic advantages of dental crowns and the possibility of getting such a restoration in a single appointment, schedule an evaluation with our team at Fresh Leaf Dental today.