Single Visit Crowns
CEREC 3D ®
is a computer-aided design and ceramic restoration system
that allows us to create permanent restorations in our office.
That means we can design, fabricate, and place an incredibly
esthetic ceramic restoration in a single visit! Using the
CEREC method, crown restoration means: no messy impressions,
no temporary crowns - no need for a second injection.
CEREC® is a registered trademark of Sirona
A crown fits over the entire top of the tooth above the gum line.
Crowns cover, protect, seal and strengthen a tooth. A crown
is needed when a filling just will not
work.There are many situations that may call for a crown:
decay. If a tooth has decay so deep
and large that a filling will not stay,
or if the tooth structure is weakened, a crown must be placed on
the tooth to save it.
old fillings. When large old fillings
break down, or get decay around them,
they usually need to be crowned. It is important to crown a tooth
that has been structurally weakened to prevent a cracked or broken
tooth. Once a tooth breaks, it may not be possible to save it.
tooth. When a tooth is cracked, a filling
will not seal the crack. A crown has to be placed over the tooth
to hold it and the crack together. If a crown is not placed on the
tooth, the tooth will become sensitive to chewing pressure, or will
eventually break. It is important to crown a cracked tooth before
it breaks, because in some cases a broken tooth cannot be crowned
and must be extracted.
Broken / Fractured tooth.
A tooth that has broken is usually too weak to hold a filling.
A crown will hold the tooth together and prevent it from breaking
again. If the fracture involves the nerve, Root
Canal Therapy may be required before the tooth is crowned. In
some cases, a broken tooth cannot be saved and must be extracted.
patient chose not to have the cracked tooth above crowned, and it
later fractured. This tooth had to be extracted because it cracked
all the way to the root.
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Sensitive teeth. Teeth that
are very sensitive, either from a lot of "wear", or from receded
gums, sometimes require crowns to seal and protect the teeth from
hot and cold sensitivity.
Root Canal Therapy. A tooth
that has undergone Root Canal Therapy will need a crown to properly
seal and protect the tooth. A tooth with Root Canal Therapy is more
brittle than a tooth with a healthy nerve and blood supply. A crown
provides the necessary support to the tooth.
In cosmetic dentistry, crowns
(sometimes called "caps") are often used to
create a beautiful smile.