A crown (or cap) is a covering that encases the entire tooth surface restoring it to its original shape and size.  A crown protects and strengthens tooth structure that cannot be restored with fillings or other types of restorations.

Although there are several types of crowns, porcelain (tooth colored crown) are the most popular, because they resemble your natural teeth.  They are highly durable and will last many years, but like most dental restorations, they may eventually need to be replaced.  Porcelain crowns are made to match the shape, size, and color or your teeth giving you a natural, long-lasting beautiful smile.

Reasons for crowns:

  • Broken or fractured teeth.
  • Cosmetic enhancement.
  • Decayed teeth.
  • Fractured fillings.
  • Large fillings.
  • Tooth has a root canal.

What does getting a crown involve?

A crown procedure usually requires two appointments.  However, with modern dentistry using CEREC technology, we are able to scan your tooth, design and mill your crown in one visit!  This means no more goopy, droopy impressions that cause you to gag. With our 3D scanning wand, we take digital impressions and design your crown to match the shape and color of your existing tooth! No more need for having to get numb at a second visit, this technology allows you to be in and out with your fixed tooth in one single appointment!

Call today if you have questions regarding the one visit CEREC crown technology at 615-883-7700!

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