Restore Your Damaged Teeth
Dental crowns are tooth-shaped dental prostheses made of porcelain. They are designed to cover up an entire tooth, protecting it all the way down to the gum line. Essentially, a crown is a hollow, false tooth that’s used to restore the shape, size, appearance, and function of a damaged tooth.
At WestSide Dental Studio, Dr. Dean uses CEREC technology to provide custom-fitted, long-lasting crowns in just a single appointment. If you think you have a damaged tooth, don’t wait. Contact us now for an appointment or stop by our office located at 620 Humboldt Street, Reno, NV 89509.
Dental crowns are usually recommended for very extensive cavities that can’t be treated with a filling. Along with root canal therapy, crowns are also commonly used to treat infected teeth.
Crowns are also an ideal option for covering up and restoring teeth that have been cracked or broken by dental trauma. They can restore the shape and appearance of the tooth, and if you get a crown immediately after your injury, you may be able to avoid future complications like a tooth infection.
More rarely, crowns are used for cosmetic purposes if other treatments like veneers or dental bonding are not suitable for restoring the appearance of a tooth. Talk to your Reno dentist about why crowns may be the right option for you.
At our office, Dr. Dean has invested in CEREC equipment to provide same-day crowns. CEREC uses special software and computer-assisted machinery to create custom-fitted dental crowns out of solid blocks of tooth-colored porcelain. The entire process is quick, so you can get a crown in a day at WestSide Dental Studio.
The convenience and speed of CEREC is the biggest benefit. Traditional crowns made at a lab require two appointments over a span of 2-3 weeks. CEREC lets you get a crown in just a single, 1-2 hour appointment.
This also means you don’t have to wear a temporary crown, which can be bulky and uncomfortable.
When designing your crown, CEREC also uses digital scanning tools instead of traditional putty-based molds, which increases patient comfort.
For the most part, you can treat your new crown just like a natural tooth. So make sure you brush twice a day for two minutes using fluoride toothpaste, and floss once per day to protect your teeth.
You may want to avoid very sticky and gummy foods like taffy, gummy candy, toffee, and caramel. Over time, these foods can loosen the crown. They also tend to be very sugary, which is not good for your overall oral health.
To protect the health of your crown and your natural teeth, you’ll need to visit Dr. Dean at Westside Dental Studio every six months for a checkup and teeth cleaning.
There’s no time like the present to get started on your journey to your best smile yet. We can’t wait to meet you, so be sure to get in touch today with your local dentist in Reno!