Dental crowns strengthen your damaged teeth, but you dislike long wait times, gooey impressions, and awkward temporary crowns. Don't worry. At Davis & Beyer Dental Health Professionals, our dentists craft beautiful porcelain crowns in about two hours. Save your teeth, and save time and aggravation, too, with wonderful same-day technology in Venice, FL.
The reasons for dental crowns
Dental crowns restore teeth compromised by deep decay, abscess (infection), traumatic injury (from a fall or motor vehicle accident) or congenital malformation. Your dentist in Venice uses the latest in restorative dental techniques to craft crowns, or caps as they are sometimes called, to bring teeth back to full form, function, and appearance. Customized from true to life porcelain (today's material of choice), a crown covers remaining healthy tooth structure, adding a measure of strength, support, and longevity.
In addition, Dr. Davis, Dr. Beyer, and Dr. Lewicki use crowns to restore dental implants (replacing missing teeth), to refinish teeth saved by root canal therapy and to anchor conventional bridgework made of one, two, or more artificial teeth. To determine if a crown would help your oral health, your dentist will examine your teeth and gums and take digital X-rays. If the procedure is a "go," expect to spend just two hours at Davis & Beyer Dental Health Professionals.
The crown process
It has changed over the years. Of course, your dentist must remove the damaged portions of your tooth and shape it to receive its new restoration. However, what's different is how impressions, design, and crafting are done. With same-day technology, your dentist accomplishes all these steps right in the treatment room.
Gone are old-fashioned sticky impression trays which are so uncomfortable. The dentist takes a quick digital impression and uses this information to design and manufacture your crown. CAD/CAM (computer-aided design and computer-aided manufacturing) processes mill the crown in about 20 minutes right in the treatment room. The dentist also may use this technology to make inlays and onlays, or partial crowns, which rest within tooth cusps or cover the entire chewing surfaces of damaged teeth.
Either way, your dentist eliminates temporary crowns and the long wait times associated with dental lab fabrication. Once the milling machine finishes your perfectly shaped and shaded crown, they bond it permanently over your tooth. In one visit, you have a healthy, beautiful tooth that should last at least ten years or even longer.
The Columbia University College of Dental Medicine states that dental crowns require no special care. Simply brush twice a day with a fluoride toothpaste and floss daily to remove plaque. See your dentist twice a year for an exam and cleaning. That's it!
Strengthen those weak teeth
Same-day crown technology from Davis & Beyer Dental Health Professionals makes it easy. For a restorative dentistry consultation at our Venice, FL, office, call (941) 488-1075.