Dental crowns are essentially caps that are placed over the entire tooth in order to strengthen it and make the tooth look naturally beautiful again.
Crowns are effective at:
- Restoring broken or breaking teeth
- Protecting a weak tooth
- Holding a dental bridge in place
- Covering an implant
- Covering cosmetic imperfections such as discoloration or misshapen teeth
Many different materials are available for crowns. Dr. Pappas takes into consideration the location, function, position and color of tooth when helping you decide on the best material for your unique situation.
Caring for your crown is easy. Simply continue brushing and flossing twice a day and keep up with your twice a year visits to us here at Arcadia Dental Arts. It’s also best to avoid eating or chewing on hard objects like ice to keep your crown in good shape.
CEREC: Dental Crowns in Just One Visit
The traditional treatment plan for dental crowns requires two visits to the office. The first visit involves taking an impression of the tooth and preparing it for the permanent crown that will be made by a dental lab in about two weeks’ time.
The CEREC, or ceramic reconstruction unit, uses virtual imaging to construct the crown in just one visit. This completely eliminates the need to take physical impressions, as well. Thanks to Dr. Pappas’ investment in the latest technology, custom made crowns can be created while you wait so you don’t have to come back for a second visit.
If you’re suffering from a damaged tooth, call our office at 602.957.9643 and find out how a dental crown can help you repair and restore it in as little as one visit.