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.
A tooth must usually be reduced in size to accommodate a crown. A cast is made of the existing tooth and an impression is made. The impression is sent to a special lab, which manufactures a custom-designed crown. In some cases, a temporary crown is applied until the permanent crown is ready. Permanent crowns are cemented in place.
Crowns are sometimes confused with veneers, but they are quite different. Veneers are typically applied only to relatively small areas.
Caring for your crowns
With proper care, a good quality crown could last up to eight years or longer. It is very important to floss in the area of the crown to avoid excess plaque or collection of debris around the restoration.
Certain behaviors such as jaw clenching or bruxism (teeth grinding) significantly shorten the life of a crown. Moreover, eating brittle foods, ice or hard candy can compromise the adhesion of the crown, or even damage the crown.
WHAT ARE CEREC SAME-DAY CROWNS?
Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics (CEREC) is a modern digital dentistry technology that allows a dentist to create a custom-designed ceramic crown to restore a decayed or damaged tooth. The dental crown is shaped and colored to match the surrounding teeth using the CEREC technology. During the same appointment, the dentist will place your new crown.
Pesavento Dentistry is certified to use the CEREC® crown restoration system. The latest in single-day crown replacement technology, the CEREC® milling system enables patients to receive a custom-fitting tooth/crown in a few hours. You don’t have to wait two weeks to see if your new crown fits. Your teeth can be back to normal on the same day.
Pesavento Dentistry is proud to be the leading source in Rockford for dental crowns. Our office utilizes the latest technologies in digital radiography and digital imaging, giving us the ability to provide one-appointment crowns that are created on-site! Dr. Pesavento is a highly proficient CEREC® dentist and specializes in crafting beautiful smiles.
We offer CEREC® crowns as a way of maximizing patient comfort and convenience. These restorations provide many benefits to our patients not only because they can be completed in a single visit, but also because they are made of a very strong ceramic, making them durable and long-lasting. They are designed and created using computer-aided technology along with a specialized instrument called a CEREC® machine. The entire process takes only a couple of hours, helping to conserve time and cost for our patients.
CEREC same-day crowns are quick, durable, and convenient, serving as an efficient option for dental restorations. To design a CEREC same-day crown, all we need to do is capture digital images of your teeth, and the CEREC system will fabricate your custom ceramic crown in a single visit. If you can’t wait weeks for your dental restoration, CEREC same-day crowns may be an ideal choice to return the strength and aesthetics of your smile. CEREC crowns are a long-lasting and natural-looking alternative to traditional crowns, without the need for unpleasant dental impressions. CEREC technology offers a convenient option for
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Dr. Julia Pesavento, DMD and Dr. Erin Gunderson, DMD are compassionate Dentists in the Rockford area and are experienced in treating patients of all ages and levels of health. Our specialized dentists and friendly staff will be more than happy to assist you. Contact our office by calling (815) 395-1711 today!