A dental crown, or cap, is a restoration that can be used for a number of purposes. One of the most common uses of a dental crown is to restore a tooth that has undergone significant damage or decay. The crown covers the damaged portions of the tooth and also eliminates the chance of exposure to bacteria or damage. Crowns typically cover all of the tooth in order to ensure complete protection. Previously, dental crowns were a lengthy process requiring two different visits to the dentist. The first visit is to take a mold of your mouth and apply a temporary crown, and the second appointment is a few weeks later to apply the permanent crown. Today, NW Hills Dental and Orthodontics can make things much more convenient with same-day dental crowns.
Same-Day Dental Crowns at NW Hills
There are distinct advantages to same-day dental crowns. Your teeth spend less time unprotected, and you spend less time at the dentist’s office. Your crown is custom made to fit over the entire tooth, starting at the gum line, in order to restore the tooth to its original shape and size. Dental crowns can be made of gold, porcelain, or porcelain fused to metal. Porcelain crowns are popular because they match the natural color and appearance of your teeth. Metal was more common years and years ago. These days, it is typically not used in favor of the more natural-looking porcelain. Of course, our dentist will help you determine which type of dental crown is right for your smile.
Your smile may benefit from a crown for a tooth with damage or decay to the point that a dental filling will not provide a successful restoration. Crowns can also be useful for a number of other restorative and aesthetic purposes, including:
Caring For Your Same-Day Dental Crowns Austin, Texas Offers
Many patients have questions about how to care for their new dental crowns on their own. The good news is that you have to change very little of your oral hygiene habits. Before getting your crown, be careful brushing in the damaged area. Prior to same-day crowns, you also had to be delicate in brushing with your temporary crowns for a few weeks. With same-day dental crowns, you can brush normally again almost immediately. Your crown will act as a new surface for your teeth, providing protection and a natural tooth-like shade.
At NW Hills Dental and Orthodontics, we are excited to use CEREC technology to provide the best same-day dental crowns Austin, Texas offers. With this technology, you spend dramatically less time with Dr. Ronald Cass, allowing you to spend less time at the dentist and more time on the things that matter most to you. Our technology also includes the use of 3D CAD/ CAM technology. We invite you to get in touch with us at 512.866.2022 to learn more about how same-day dental crowns can restore your teeth in just one day.