If you have a tooth that is chipped, cracked, or damaged in any way, there are several restorative solutions you can take to repair the tooth. There are times when a filling could solve the problem of a tooth decaying due to cavities, or you can get a tooth removed and replaced with a prosthetic.
If you have less severe damage and want a less invasive procedure, a dental crown could be the best option for you. These come in many different forms and are made of different materials, meaning you will have plenty of options. Cleveland Family Dental in Cleveland, TX, is here to help navigate the many different restorative options to repair your smile.
What Is The Purpose Of A Crown?
This is a cap-shaped tool that can be placed over a tooth and bonded for it to sit there permanently. This restorative technique is great because it not only fixes any damage to your smile but also helps strengthen the teeth as well. This restorative technique can be compared to bonding, which is a cosmetic procedure, but they have the added benefit of functionality.
They come in traditional or “full style” and partial styles, also known as inlays and onlays. Different materials are offered for these as well depending on your needs. Crowns are made from porcelain, metal, zirconia, or a porcelain-fused-to-metal combination.
At our office, we have a fast technology called CEREC. Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramic is a type of machinery that can produce crowns in the office for the patient. Before this, the process of getting a crown placed could take several appointments.
With CEREC, you will come in for your appointment, and the measurements of your oral cavity and damaged tooth will be taken. These measurements will be sent to the technology to create your cap within a few hours. It will then be placed, and you can go on with your day. These will last for several years and blend in naturally with your teeth.
This Same Day Fix Can Save You A Lot Of Trouble
A damaged tooth can cause a lot of pain, and discomfort, and problems can continue to spread into the gum line. Leaving a cracked tooth as is can lead to the wearing down of other teeth, the tooth could become broken further, or you may need to have surgery to repair it.
By repairing the damage early and on the same day appointment, you are saved a lot of stress. If the dentist can repair this early enough, this procedure can help prevent the need for more invasive procedures in the future.
Schedule Your Appointment Today!
Dental Crowns can restore the function of your teeth and repair your smile. To schedule an appointment for a dental crown, call Cleveland Family Dentistry today at (281) 592-1234.