Are you unhappy with your smile because of a cracked, decayed, or probably even a missing tooth? Dental crowns may be just what you need to restore your beautiful smile and regain your confidence.
Our team of experienced and compassionate dental professionals provids the highest quality dental care using the latest technology and techniques, including same day crowns. On this page, we’ve collected all the information you may be wondering about dental crowns and how we can help you achieve the healthy and beautiful smile you deserve. Click the button below if you just need to schedule a visit and consult a dentist.
What is a dental crown and what are the types of crowns?
A dental crown is a cap that covers a tooth, improving its appearance, shape, and strength. Installing a crown is a common dental procedure that can be performed by a general dentist.
There are several types of dental crowns, including ceramic, porcelain-fused-to-metal, gold, and resin. Ceramic crowns are popular because they look like natural teeth and are suitable for people with metal allergies. Porcelain-fused-to-metal crowns are strong and durable but can show a dark line at the gum line. Gold crowns are also durable and long-lasting but are noticeable when you smile. Resin crowns are affordable but are not as durable as other types of crowns.
At Vaksman Dental Group we specialize in CEREC same day crowns which offer the best result at a reasonable cost and without the usual wait time.
Why CEREC same day crowns are your best choice
Most types of crowns will require you to wait for several weeks for them to be ready. During that time, you are fitted with a “temporary crown”, which are not comfortable and often fall out requiring multiple trips to the dentist. What’s more, conventional crowns require impressions to be taken, which then have to sent to a lab. These impressions are not precise and the lab work is generally unstable when the dentist seats the crown into place.
That is why based on our experience we suggest a more convenient and precise option for our patients – same day crowns. These crows are called CEREC, which stands for Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics. We use computer-aided design and manufacturing (CAD/CAM) technology to create a CEREC crown in just one visit, saving you a lot of time.
When would you need a dental crown?
You may need a dental crown if you have a large cavity, a broken or cracked tooth, a worn-down tooth, or a tooth with a large filling. Your dentist may also recommend a crown after a root canal or to cover a dental implant.
If you’re experiencing pain or discomfort with a dental crown, it’s important to see your dentist right away. A loose or damaged crown can cause further damage to the tooth, and a cracked or chipped crown can expose the underlying tooth to decay or infection.
Dental crowns are a reliable and effective way to restore damaged teeth and improve your smile. If you have several damaged teeth that require replacements, a dental bridge could also be the best option for you. Check out this page to learn more about bridges.
If you’re considering a dental crown, talk to your dentist about the best option for your needs and budget. Contact us today to schedule your consultation and start your journey to a healthier smile!
Dental Crowns FAQ
With proper care, dental crowns can last 10-15 years or longer. To maintain your dental crown, practice good oral hygiene, such as brushing twice a day, flossing daily, and visiting your dentist regularly.
The cost of a dental crown can vary depending on several factors, including the type of crown, the location of the tooth, and the dentist's fee. Dental insurance may cover a portion of the cost. At Vaksman Dental Group we accept all PPO plans!
Do you need a dental crown, but are worried about the cost because your insurance does not cover it? Exclusively for our uninsured patients, we offer a special Vaksman Smile Plan, which will let you save money on your treatment even if you do not have insurance.
There are several types of dental crowns, including ceramic, porcelain-fused-to-metal, gold, and resin. We recommend choosing CEREC crown as the best option.
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