Our office is now offering Cerec crowns. Typically, the process for placing a crown on a tooth can take 2-3 appointments. This includes placing a temporary crown while the permanent crown is fabricated. Now with Cerec, we can custom make your crown in our office and complete the procedure in one appointment!
Crowns are synthetic caps, usually made of a material like porcelain, placed on the top of a tooth. Crowns are typically used to restore a tooth's function and appearance following a restorative procedure such as a root canal. When decay in a tooth has become so advanced that large portions of the tooth must be removed, crowns are often used to restore the tooth. Crowns are also used to attach bridges, cover implants, prevent a cracked tooth from becoming worse, or an existing filling is in jeopardy of becoming loose or dislocated. Crowns also serve an aesthetic use, and are applied when a discolored or stained tooth needs to be restored to its natural appearance.