What is a dental crown?
A dental crown is a cap that is shaped to fit over a tooth, restoring the original size and shape. The crown covers the tooth to the gum line and is often used for teeth that are cracked or chipped and cannot be adequately restored by other techniques like dental bonding. A dental crown may also be placed to reshape a misshapen tooth.
How are tooth crowns placed?
In order to have a tooth crown placed, you will only need to schedule a single appointment with Dr. Hall. Through the use of CEREC technology, Dr. Hall is able to create a beautiful ceramic dental crown in as little as 60 minutes. This eliminates the need for multiple visits or a temporary crown.
Is a crown right for me?
Without having examined your mouth and oral health, there are no set answers as to whether or not a tooth crown is the most suitable procedure for you. Dr. Hall will take the time to examine the teeth surrounding the tooth requiring a tooth crown as well as other factors. Keep in mind that tooth crowns are not always the best solution so a complimentary consult regarding teeth crowns in Colorado is a must.
How long do dental crowns last?
When taken care of properly, dental crowns can last for up to 20 years. The important part is taking proper care of them and scheduling routine visits with Dr. Hall to ensure the crown is still secure and in its original position. The first five years of having a crown usually requires little to no major treatment or fixes to the crown. To keep your crown in ideal health, be sure to brush and floss as required.
Single visit dental crowns with CEREC
Traditional dental crown placement usually involves a lot of time, extra appointments, and the need to wait for an outside laboratory to create the crown. However, Dr. Hall is a dentist of efficiency and prefers to use modern technology to speed up the process.
To make the process of placing dental crowns much easier and much more exact, Dr. Hall uses the CEREC which means that you’ll only have to come to our dental office one time to get a dental crown. In fact, it may only take an hour of your time! With CEREC there is no need to make an impression of your teeth with messy impression material or to do business with an outside dental laboratory, as the creation of dental crowns is now a completely in-office procedure. CEREC dental crowns are extremely reliable and fast.
A crown is a prosthetic cap that is shaped to fit over a tooth and can be used for a number of purposes. A crown can be used to support a tooth that is broken; to cover and protect a dental implant; to keep a dental bridge in place; to protect a weakened or cracked tooth from further damage; and to cover a misshapen or discolored tooth.
Dental crowns are made from porcelain and are designed to look and feel like your natural teeth. They are free from metals and are very durable. Although dental crowns have many functional purposes, they also have some cosmetic benefits because of the fact that they look just like normal teeth.
CEREC is an innovative system, which is used to produce high-quality porcelain restorations. While traditional crown placement usually involves a lot of time and multiple appointments, the use of CEREC means you’ll have to come in to our practice only once to get your dental crown. There is no need to make an impression of your teeth, as the creation of the crown is a completely in-office procedure.
Dental crowns Colorado Springs
Make a call to our Colorado Springs office at (719) 481-8250 or contact us online to schedule a time to meet with Dr. Hall. During your appointment, he will examine your teeth and decide if a dental crown is suitable for your personal situation. All of this will be done using the CEREC machine. With a dental crown, you can ensure that your tooth is protected properly!