Dental crowns are one of the most commonly-used forms of dental restoration, but they’re also often misunderstood. When teeth are badly damaged, cracked, broken, or misshapen, crowns are often the most effective way to resolve the issue. Crowns can restore the appearance, shape, and alignment of a damaged tooth and now it can be done in just one day.
Sensational Smiles is the Plano, TX office of Dr. Mark Sowell that proudly offers same-day dental crowns using CEREC (Chairside Economic Restorations of Esthetic Ceramics) technology to repair damaged teeth.
How Do Dental Crowns Work?
Crowns are fitted over the top of a damaged tooth to protect the sensitive tissue inside. The damaged tooth is prepared by having the enamel removed so that the crown is not overly large in the mouth. Then, it is cemented on top, where it prevents the natural tooth from breaking apart.
Dental crowns are fabricated out of durable materials such as porcelain, resin, or a composite material that is strong enough to handle use in chewing. Once the crown has been cemented to the top of the tooth, it becomes part of the tooth.
When Are Dental Crowns Used?
A dental crown may be recommended or placed for a wide range of reasons:
- After a root canal
- Final restoration of a dental implant
- Discolored tooth
- Misshapen tooth
- Damaged tooth
- Decayed tooth
Same-Day Dental Crowns in Plano, TX
Dental crowns are custom-made to fit each patient’s teeth. In the past, this meant the crown had to be designed in a lab. Now, Sensational Smiles offers same day dental crowns, in which digital pictures of your mouth are taken and used to create the crown for your tooth. This technology is called CEREC and it offers several key benefits:
- Digital impressions provide more accurate treatment planning and less discomfort than traditional methods like taking molds.
- 3-D imagery creates multi-dimensional images of the mouth, allowing the dentist to design the restoration with precision.
- CEREC creates high-quality porcelain and zirconia dental crowns for long-lasting, comfortable, and visually pleasing results.
- Restorations can be completed in a single office visit, eliminating the need for uncomfortable temporary crowns or prolonging the process with multiple office visits
Schedule a Consultation
You don’t have to live with embarrassment or discomfort from a damaged tooth anymore. Dental crowns, created with CEREC technology, offer you a more comfortable and healthy smile in only one office visit. Schedule a complimentary consultation with Sensational Smiles online or call us at (972) 382-6855 today.