A crown is a restoration that covers the entire tooth, which is required when teeth are damaged or decayed too much to place a filling or an onlay.
Crowns are indicated when tooth meets the following conditions:
- Large old fillings with decay.
- Fractured or cracked teeth.
- Teeth treated by root canals.
- To replace old gold crowns or crowns with open margins, metal showing, and decay.
- To restore a dental implant.
North Dallas Dentist, our doctors are extensively trained and highly skilled in CAD – CAM restorations with CEREC. CEREC is state of the art technology which allows us to complete treatment in one appointment, in most cases with no temporaries. These crowns will wear and feel like a natural tooth.
Usually fabricated of ceramics, crowns restore broken teeth, teeth with large existing failed fillings, fractured teeth or teeth with extensive decay. Crowns are also placed on teeth that have previously been treated with a root canal help to prevent fracturing. These restorations can often be completed in approximately 90 minutes with no temporaries.
Crowns can make even the ugliest teeth look like a movie star smile and reflect light with a natural healthy glow.
What is CEREC?
CEREC means we can quickly and economically restore damaged teeth using a durable ceramic material that matches the natural color of other teeth in your mouth. CEREC is an acronym for Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics.
What advantages does CEREC offer me?
First and foremost, the restoration can be performed in a single session, usually in about one hour.
Second, the restoration is natural looking, because it is made of tooth-colored ceramic material. It’s metal-free–no silver fillings to discolor your smile! The ceramic material is compatible with tissue in your mouth and is high-grade, anti-abrasive and plaque-resistant. It allows us to be extremely precise and save more of the healthy part of your tooth.
In about 90 minutes, no temporaries, no return visit to seat crown. Most of the appointment is fabricating the crown with our state of the art lab instruments. Digital technology gives us the capability of placing beautiful life like ceramic restorations in approximately 90 minutes.