When your experiences trouble in the form of damage to its healthy structure, or severe cosmetic blemishing, a custom-designed dental crown may be the most efficient and effective way to restore it. Today’s lifelike dental crowns not only fortify and strengthen damaged teeth, but also closely mimic their healthy, natural structures for optimal cosmetic results. For many patients, these benefits can be enjoyed even faster with the help of CEREC technology, which allows us to design, create, and place your custom dental crown all on the same day.
Your cracked or broken tooth
Teeth that become cracked or have a piece broken off of them are among the most frequent types of teeth to benefit from custom dental crowns. A dental crown, which mimics the healthy crown portion of your tooth, is placed over the tooth to cap it completely. This allows the crown to take the pressure of your bite while also fortifying the tooth structure and preventing it from becoming damaged any further. When it comes to preventing further damage, time is of the essence. You can’t just avoid biting and chewing for the time being, and each time you do, the tooth is at risk of becoming more damaged.
Your severely blemished tooth
With the use of more lifelike and biocompatible dental materials, such as porcelain, today’s dental crowns can closely replicate the healthy, blemish-free versions of your tooth structure. This means you can restore a cracked or broken tooth while still preserving your smile’s healthy appearance, or utilize a custom dental crown to address one or more cosmetic concerns with the tooth. For example, internal tooth discoloration or mild malformations may not pose a significant threat the tooth, but can significantly impact the overall appearance of your smile. With a custom-designed CEREC crown, you can cosmetically improve the tooth’s appearance without having to schedule multiple dental visits to do so.
Your tooth after root canal treatment
When you receive root canal treatment to address a severe tooth infection, the process is more involved than treating a milder cavity. To save the tooth, root canal treatment will involve removing the infected tissues within the tooth’s pulp and root canal, as well as a significant amounts of infected tooth structure. Even after sealing and filling the tooth with biocompatible materials, it may still be structurally weaker than it should be. To fully restore the tooth’s strength, we may suggest crafting and placing a CEREC crown over the tooth after the root canal has been treated.
Fix your tooth in one day with CEREC
With a CEREC same-day dental crown, you can fix a number of different issues with your tooth in just a single visit to the dentist’s office. To learn more, or to schedule an appointment, call Lake Orion Family Dentistry in Lake Orion, MI, today at 248-693-6213.