If you have damaged and/or missing teeth, crowns and bridges are great options to help repair those teeth and restore your smile.
A dental crown is a cover or a cap placed over a tooth to make it stronger and improve the way it looks. A crown may be necessary for the following reasons:
- Cavity in your tooth that is too large for a filling
- Cracked tooth
- Tooth structure has been worn down, weakened, or broken
- A tooth has had root canal treatment and needs protection
- Damaged, discolored, or disfigured tooth
- Cover a dental implant
- Complete a dental bridge
A crown is made from materials know for their durability, strength, comfort, and their ability to look like a natural tooth. Dr. Lester & Dr. Owens can determine which type of dental crown is best for your smile.
Most of the crowns that we make can be done in one appointment with a CEREC machine, the latest technology in tooth restorations. We take a digital scan of your tooth, design the crown and prepare the tooth. Then, our milling machine will cut out the crown while you wait. It is amazing technology that reduces the need for impressions, eliminates multiple visits to the dentist, and allows you to have the tooth restored without having to wear a temporary crown.
In some cases, an impression is taken to duplicate the natural structure of the tooth. Then, a temporary crown is placed while a lab creates the crown for you. In a second appointment, we will place the permanent crown.
Call Bear River Dental today for a consult and ask your dentist which crown is best suited to your mouth structure, function, and aesthetic.