When a tooth needs a crown, we want to offer results that look natural and last for years to come. In addition, we want to offer quality restoration in a convenient time frame, say, one visit? In today’s blog, your Greenville, TX, dentist talks about how we create and place dental crowns in only one visit.
When Teeth Need Restoration
A dental crown, also known as a full restoration, covers the entire visible portion of your tooth to address an array of minor and severe cosmetic and restorative concerns. We may recommend one to repair cracked, chipped, or broken teeth. We could add length to worn down tooth structure too. Placement could also reshape malformed teeth and improve overall bite balance and chewing function. If you have advanced tooth decay, this could help when a filling isn’t enough, and could also complete a root canal if you have an infected tooth. When people suffer from tooth loss, custom crowns could secure a bridge in place or complete a single tooth dental implant.
Creating CEREC Restorations
We don’t require two to three visits to create and place your custom restoration. Instead, our team could help right away with the CEREC system. In one visit, we will numb your tooth and then remove structure to make room for your new crown. We gather detailed digital images of your tooth from multiple angles and then combine them to create a detailed impression. Once we do, we will upload the information into an onsite milling machine, which crafts the finished product from a solid block of ceramic. The material is durable and can handle daily bite forces. We can shade it as well, so it blends with your smile.
Attaching Your New Restoration
When completed, in the same visit we will check the fit and make any necessary adjustments. We then attach the finished product with a powerful bonding agent, which can secure your new crowns for years to come. To help protect the tooth we’ve attached it to, and to keep the restoration bright we recommend daily brushing and flossing, a healthy diet, and avoiding tobacco products. You should also see our team for a checkup and cleaning every six months, so we can keep an eye on your smile and remove harmful buildup to keep the issues that could threaten your tooth at bay. These actions also safeguard your other teeth too! If you have any questions, then contact our team today to learn more.
Schedule Your Next Visit With Our Team
Our team wants to help you smile with confidence again, which is why we offer quality repair in only one visit. If you want to find out more about our same-day dental repair, then give us a call at Smith Family Dentistry in Greenville, TX at (903)455-5750!