A crown (or cap) is a covering that encases the entire tooth surface restoring it to its original shape and size. A crown protects and strengthens tooth structure that cannot be restored with fillings or other types of restorations.
Although there are several types of crowns, porcelain (tooth colored crown) are the most popular, because they resemble your natural teeth. They are highly durable and will last many years, but like most dental restorations, they may eventually need to be replaced. Porcelain crowns are made to match the shape, size, and color or your teeth giving you a natural, long-lasting beautiful smile.
Now Offering CEREC Crowns at Signature Dental Care
Wouldn't you prefer to see the dentist once instead of twice? Of course you would! With CEREC, you can now have a beautiful new smile in just one visit.
CEREC is the latest in Digital Dentistry - Like a 3D Printer with exact precision and a superior crown all in one. Dr. Minter has not only used CEREC for more than 10 years - she's also a clinical instructor for her peers. CEREC is the new standard of care, and Dr. Minter makes it standard for her patients.
We know our patients have busy schedules, so why take TWO appointments to get treatment when you can do it in ONE? Ask about CEREC at your next visit.
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What does getting a crown involve?
A crown procedure usually requires two appointments. Your first appointment will include taking several highly accurate molds (or impressions) that will be used to create your custom crown. A mold will also be used to create a temporary crown which will stay on your tooth for approximately two weeks until your new crown is fabricated by a dental laboratory.
While the tooth is numb, the dentist will prepare the tooth by removing any decay and shaping the surface to properly fit the crown. Once these details are accomplished, your temporary crown will be placed with temporary cement and your bite will be checked to ensure you are biting properly.
At your second appointment your temporary crown will be removed, the tooth will be cleaned, and your new crown will be carefully placed to ensure the spacing and bite are accurate.
You will be given care instructions and encouraged to have regular dental visits to check your new crown.