Breaks, fractures, or excessive wear can affect a tooth or several teeth. In these cases, restorative dentistry is available to correct the issue. One option is a dental crown, which repairs and fortifies a tooth’s natural structure and helps prevent further damage.
What Are Dental Crowns?
A crown is basically like a small, custom-designed cap that fits over a tooth. By bonding it over the tooth, it can help strengthen it while keeping your natural smile. Traditional dental crowns completely cover a tooth. However, partial crowns can cover just the part of the tooth that needs to be restored. Partial crowns are also called inlays and onlays and can offer effective results, just like their full counterparts. Crowns are made from porcelain, metal, zirconia, or a porcelain-fused-to-metal combination.
Dental Crowns in a Day
Using advanced CEREC technology, we can plan for, make, and place a porcelain or zirconia dental crown, all during a single visit. CEREC utilizes CAD/CAM technology to digitally measure your tooth, then digitally design and manufacture the crown through an onsite milling machine. Instead of waiting while a dental lab crafts your crown, you can leave your appointment with your permanent, lifelike dental crown already in place. No need for multiple appointments or missed workdays. You can spend less time in the chair and enjoy a beautifully restored smile.
Get Fitted for a Dental Crown Today
Have a damaged tooth? Find out how a dental crown can restore, save, and strengthen it. To schedule an appointment at Cleveland Family Dentistry, call our office in Cleveland, TX, today at (281) 592-1234. We also proudly serve the residents of Kingwood, New Caney, Conroe, and all surrounding communities.