Over time our teeth begin to weaken and become more susceptible to problems such as decay, cracks, discoloration and others. If you feel your smile isn’t what it once was, crowns can help you recover your smile. If your dentist notices that a tooth is decayed or seems weakened/cracked a crown may be necessary to make sure that there are no additional problems with the tooth. In cases like this a filling or bonding will not be sufficient.
Crowns can be made from porcelain, porcelain fused to metal, or a full gold crown. To maintain a natural look and feel a porcelain finished crown is best, as it can be matched to the shade of your other teeth. This will allow it to blend in and appear just like one of your natural teeth.
With this amazing technology crowns can now be made un our office using CERC (chair aide economical restorations of esthetic ceramic). CEREC is a computer technology that scans and captures an image of the mouth, then that image is passed to a fabricating unit where a 3D porcelain tooth will be designed and fabricated.
CEREC can be used to make
- Inlays and onlays
One incredible advantage to using CEREC are one visit appointments. Now with CEREC's technology you can come in for one appointment and leave with with a new tooth with no other appointments needed!