Are you less confident after breaking a tooth? Do you avoid socialing due to a diseased tooth? The good news is these situations can be treated. leaving you with a beautiful, fully restored smile. Thanks to advances in dental technology, porcelain crowns are a strong, natural-looking tooth replacement. This post will explore this solution, so continue reading for details.

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While you probably have some idea of what a dental crown is, this post will clarify everything that might still be unclear.

A crown is a cover or “cap” your dentist can put over a tooth. The crown restores the tooth to its normal shape, size, and function. A crown can make the tooth stronger or improve the way it looks.

Reasons you may need a crown:

• You have a cavity that is too large for a filling

• You have a tooth that is cracked, worn down, or otherwise weakened

• You have had root canal treatment — the crown will protect the restored tooth

• You want to cover a discolored or badly shaped tooth and improve your smile

What is your crown made from?
Crowns are made from several types of materials. Metal alloys, ceramics, porcelain, porcelain fused to metal, or composite resin may be used. When a crown is made, the material often is colored to blend in with your natural teeth. Read more at Aspen Dental…

The aesthetic benefits of dental crowns are undeniable. Plus, the boost you will feel in your self-confidence with a brilliant new smile is immeasurable.

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There are multiple types of dental crowns available. CEREC crowns are among the most widely recommended by today’s top dentists. Let’s take a closer look at these crowns:

A popular choice is the CEREC crown, which is often made out of a very strong ceramic and is designed, created, and installed using computer-assisted technology.

CEREC stands for Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics. You typically get one of these crowns as part of a same-day procedure that will get you in and out of the dentist’s chair in one afternoon.

CEREC same-day crowns benefits
Why choose a CEREC crown? Consider these advantages.

Same-day procedure
Rather than wait as long as 2 weeks for your new crown, you can walk into a dentist’s office and walk out with your new CEREC crown the same day.

The dentist will use computer-aided design (CAD) and manufacturing (CAM) to capture digital images of your tooth and jaw, design a crown, and then create that crown for installation — all right there in the office. Read more at Healthline…

Your new CEREC crowns will be strong, stable and undetectable. They will last you for many years due to their outstanding durability.

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Now that you have a better understanding of the CEREC crown procedure, let’s see how it compares to receiving a traditional crown:

For traditional crowns, your dentist takes an impression of your tooth/teeth with a putty-like material. Based on your needs, you and your doctor decide the most suitable type of crown for you….

Your doctor sends the impression of your tooth to the lab for preparing a customized crown for you. This process could take a few weeks and you need another appointment when the crown is ready.

Meanwhile, your dentist glues on a temporary crown to protect your tooth until the permanent crown is ready. The temporary crown is made of resin. It may be uncomfortable if it doesn’t fit perfectly. You will need to follow dietary restrictions during this time. If not, the temporary crown may come off when you chew certain foods.

In the next appointment, when the permanent crown is ready, your dentist checks the fit of your crown, makes minor adjustments as needed and glues it to your tooth. Read more at Dental Treatment Guide…

After learning about the placement process for both crown types, most people opt for the speed and convenience of CEREC crowns. If you are convinced that they’re right for you, the only thing left to do is contact a dentist with the necessary technology.

At Adult Dentistry of Ballantyne, Dr. Robert Harrell places same-day CEREC crowns on a daily basis. With his skill and attention to detail, you are sure to receive an “instant smile makeover” from your treatment. Schedule your visit today. Call 704-541-9888 or use the contact form on our website to set your appointment.