Dental Crowns Can Restore Most Teeth. Crowns cannot only meet plenty of restorative dentistry needs, but they are also crafted with enough skill and artistry that they can serve a variety of cosmetic purposes. To meet a greater array of patients’ needs, Sky Creek Dental also offers partial crowns, or inlays and onlays, that can cover just a portion of the tooth rather than its entire crown.
What Are Dental Crowns?
A dental crown is a unique restoration that mimics the top part, or crown, of your tooth, which rests above the gum line. When the structure of a tooth is compromised, a crown helps rebuild the tooth to optimal shape and function. A crown can be made of metal, ceramic, or even ceramic covering metal.
Traditional Dental Crowns
Usually, preparing for, designing, and placing a dental crown requires at least two different appointments. During your first visit, the dentist measures and takes an impression, or mold, of the teeth to guide the crown’s creation. Then the tooth is prepared in order to make room for the new crown, and a temporary crown is placed while your final restoration is under construction at a dental lab. Later when you return for your second appointment, the temporary crown is removed, and the final dental crown is permanently secured over your tooth.
Same-Day Crowns Benefits
At Sky Creek Dental, we can provide our patients with dental crowns in the same day! CEREC (Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics) is an innovative technology that allows our doctors to craft and place your porcelain or zirconia dental crown in a single visit. Rather than having to create a mold of your teeth, CEREC utilizes advanced technology to measure your tooth and oral structures digitally. The digital measurements are then sent to an on-site milling machine, where your dental crown will be precisely crafted and then permanently placed, within an hour or two.
Common Questions About Dental Crowns
How long do crowns last?
Dental crowns can last for a long time, but they aren’t intended to last indefinitely. A few factors such as the material of the crown and where it is located in the mouth can affect its longevity. However, a large percentage of crowns last upwards of 15-20 years!
Is it painful to get a crown?
Depending on the condition of the tooth, a filling may be necessary in order to support the dental crown. If this is the case, your mouth will be completely numbed beforehand and the only discomfort you might experience is a slight pinch when the numbing agent is injected. There should be no pain during the filling or the fitting of the crown, and afterward, there may be some soreness that can easily be treated with over-the-counter medication.
One Visit. Zero Inconvenience.
Find out if you qualify for a same-day crown, and enjoy your new, improved smile in almost no time! To learn more, schedule a visit by calling Sky Creek Dental in Keller, TX at 817-431-4200.
We proudly serve the residents of Keller, Roanoke, Trophy Club, Westlake, Southlake, North Richland Hills, and all surrounding communities.