Our top priority is saving your natural teeth. So if you have a chip or crack in your tooth, a broken tooth, or a tooth that needs a little extra strength and support, we may recommend a dental crown. Dr. Walkington and the Wildflower Dental & Orthodontics team can design, make, and place your crown in a single visit to our office. You can have a strong and healthy smile again in no time.
What Is a Dental Crown?
A dental crown, also known as a cap, is basically a shell that we place on top of the visible portion of a tooth. They can be made of many different materials, but these days, they are almost always tooth-colored so they blend in nicely. In order to prepare a crown for a patient, we first take an impression of your mouth so we know how your teeth should fit together when you bite down. Then we file down the tooth needing the crown. We take one more impression to make sure that the crown is shaped properly, fits snugly, and doesn’t stick up from the rest of your teeth. We’ll use these impressions to create your dental crown. Most of the time, we can provide a crown the same day you visit thanks to our CEREC® technology, but if we can’t, we’ll place a temporary crown until your permanent one is ready.
Uses for Crowns
- Cover chips and cracks
- Restore structure to a broken tooth
- Provide strength and protection after a root canal
- Cover a dental implant used to replace a missing tooth
- Support a dental bridge
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CEREC® Same-Day Crowns
No one wants to deal with the hassle of wearing a temporary crown. The plastic material is uncomfortable and may make you wary of chewing anything crunchier than a banana. But thanks to the revolutionary CEREC technology, we can design, make, and bond your new crown in a single visit to our office. Using CEREC’s computer software, we’ll work with you to create your new restoration. We send the creation to our in-house milling machine to have the crown fabricated. Once it’s done, we’ll check the fit and bond it to your tooth. You’ll be on your way with a strong and healthy smile in no time at all.
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