Cerec crowns can repair a broken or cracked tooth, strengthen, and protect a damaged tooth, stabilize a tooth, or reinforce a tooth after a root canal.
Over time, your teeth can get damaged, or cracked. This can happen due to a variety of reasons, such as tooth decay or injuries and your teeth may lose their shape or size. In such cases, the cerec crown is the perfect solution for many tooth problems and can provide good, long-lasting results. Dental crowns are advised to repair a broken, damaged or cracked tooth, strengthen, alleviate a tooth, or strengthen a tooth after a root canal. Dental crowns can restore full functionality to a tooth, protect it from further decay, and give you beautiful smile.
Different kinds of materials can be used while making crowns:
- Composite resin, and
- Combination of materials
Your dentist will consider the following factors while selecting the material for your crown:
- your tooth?s position,
- how much of the tooth will show when you smile,
- position of the gum tissue,
- purpose of the tooth that needs the crown,
- how much natural tooth is remaining, and
- color of the surrounding teeth.
Dental Crown Procedure
Multi-day procedure with a temporary crown
With a traditional crown, you will need to visit the dental clinic twice. The dentist examines and prepares the tooth by taking X-rays of the tooth and mold of your tooth or mouth beforehand.
Your dentist will file the tooth and remove a portion of the outer layer. An imprint will be made of your trimmed tooth and the surrounding teeth.
The dentist will then put a temporary crown over your tooth to further protect it from damage. The impression is sent to the lab to make the crown. This step may take several weeks.
When the crown comes is ready, your dentist can cement the crown to your tooth.
With a same-day procedure, the temporary crown step can be skipped.
The dentist takes digital pictures of your mouth. Using the digital scan from the photos, the dentist creates the crown within one to two hours until the crown is made.
Once the crown is prepared, your dentist adhesives it into place. The entire process takes about three to four hours.
Dental crown care
Below is the lowdown of some helpful tips to take care of your dental crown:
- Carefully brush your teeth. You should start brushing your teeth twice a day. Consider using toothpaste for sensitive teeth.
- Flossing daily can help keep all your teeth in proper shape.
- Avoid hard foods as they may cause your crown to crack, especially if you have a porcelain crown.
- If you grind or clasp your teeth at night, your dentist may recommend a nightguard to protect your crown and surrounding teeth.
Cerec crowns at Bonita makes your life easier because of the latest technologies used to give patients better oral care and protection.