A crown is also sometimes called a cap because it is a protective covering that covers your tooth like a cap. Crowns help protect teeth damaged by decay or trauma as well as those that have staining that doesn’t respond to whitening treatment. Crowns are tinted to match your teeth for a natural appearance.
The dentists at Creative Dimensions in Dentistry can fit you with a crown in just one visit although in many cases it may be necessary for you to have two visits to be fitted with a permanent crown that is custom-made to fit your mouth precisely.
There are several kinds of crowns available today including ceramic, porcelain fused to metal, gold alloys, and base metal alloys. However, the most commonly used crowns are porcelain fused to metal.
Porcelain fused to metal crowns are made to look like your original tooth and combine the natural look of porcelain with the strength and durability of metal. If you have concerns about metal sensitivities or have concerns about the appearance of your crown, you may opt for one of the other materials. For example, zirconia is becoming a more popular choice, and you can always choose an all-metal gold crown. Your dentist will discuss your needs and expectations with you to help you make the best decision regarding dental crowns.
CEREC Single-Visit crowns are an in-office, same-day crown service. Your dentist will use CEREC scanning and imaging tools to collect the necessary information to model and create a custom crown. CEREC provides grinding and milling hardware so that your crown can be made while you wait. The final zirconia crowns are sintered and glazed while you are in the chair for a personalized final fit and shine for a natural-looking restoration.
You take care of your teeth with crowns just like you do your natural teeth: brush and floss twice a day. You’ll also need to continue to have dental checkups and cleanings every six months.
We accept the majority of dental insurance plans. Please call our office if you do not see yours listed or have any other questions.
We are preferred providers for Delta Dental Premier and Cigna.
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