A dental crown (or cap) is a covering that encases the entire tooth’s surface, restoring it to its original shape and size. A dental crown protects and strengthens tooth structure that cannot be restored with dental fillings or other types of dental restorations. A dental crown may become necessary or desired for one or more of the following reasons:
- Broken/Fractured Teeth
- Cosmetic Enhancement
- Decayed Teeth
- Fractured Fillings
- Large Fillings
- Root Canal Preparation
Dental crowns are made and customized in size, shape, and color to match your natural teeth. This is done to restore full functionality to your teeth and to provide optimal cosmetic results for your smile. Here at the Nixa Family Dental Center, we use e.max and Lava porcelain crowns that contain no metal. Please contact our dental practice to learn about your treatment options for enhancing the beauty and functionality of your smile.
In a typical dental practice, receiving dental crowns is a long and often uncomfortable process that can take several weeks to complete. However, our office uses CEREC technology, which empowers us to scan, design, and mill beautiful restoration crowns immediately. Imagine coming into our dental office to receive a crown and walking out the same day with a strong, durable, and aesthetically pleasing crown already in place.
The process starts with your teeth being digitally scanned. The data from the scan is then sent to an in-office milling machine that will create your crown amazingly fast. Some benefits of CEREC technology include:
- Fast camera scans and no silicone impressions
- No temporary crowns
- Single-appointment treatment
- E.max porcelain crowns that contain no metal
If you have any questions about how this service can help you, or to schedule your CEREC appointment today, please feel free to give us a call. We’re always ready to answer your questions.