One visit porcelain crowns --Cosmetic Dental Crowns (CEREC)
Cosmetic dental crowns provide the same function as a regular crown by strengthening the tooth, but give a much better look. Our cosmetic crowns are made of all porcelain with no internal or external metals. That allows light to freely transmit from one side of the tooth to the other without that opaque look that results when metal blocks the light.
With our CEREC machine which is designed an produced in Germany we bring in office cosmetic crowns to you in one visit. Our machine carves a solid block of porcelain to match the ideal shape and size of your tooth while you watch! Once we have your tooth ready we simply use the optical imager on the machine and it transers a picture of your mouth into the milling machine. Once inside the dentist and you make the perfect shape and size tooth for you. Minutes later your new tooth is bonded in place ready to use!
Why Crowns for Teeth
Teeth are often restored with fillings of silver or composite plastics. These materials can often accomplish the aim of replacing the part of the tooth that has been lost in a strong and good-looking manner.
However, there comes a point where the damage to the tooth has removed too much structure to hold a filling. The restoration must be done by a technique that will attach to the remaining tooth, stand up under heavier use and meet more elaborate cosmetic requirements.
The crown is the dental restoration that can strengthen and restore the entire top of a tooth. The crown can also be part of the attachment of a fixed bridge for the replacement of teeth. The tooth is strengthened because it is covered from the outside with a casting of metal or ceramic that will wrap up and splint the tooth.
The chewing of the tooth can be improved because it can be reshaped to match more efficiently with the opposing teeth. A crown can improve cosmetics by the use of modern ceramic processes that produce translucency and color that is more natural than has ever been possible.