If you have tooth damage that requires a crown, you may be able to get a same-day crown for a faster, more convenient experience. At Russell Family Dentistry in Tomball, Texas, Louis Russell Jr., DDS offers CEREC® same-day crowns. You can rely on his expertise to restore your smile and provide you with long-lasting results.
A dental crown is an artificial cap that goes over your existing tooth, covering the entire part of the tooth that’s visible above your gum line.
Dr. Russell can use a crown to cover a dental implant or to repair several different types of tooth damage, including:
In general, a crown is an effective way to improve the appearance of your damaged tooth immediately, but it also adds strength and support to your tooth.
Dr. Russsell thoroughly examines your damaged tooth and overall dental health to determine if you’re a candidate for a same-day crown.
Same-day crowns are an excellent choice for many people but may not be suitable for you in some cases, such as if you’re restoring a front tooth or you need a crown made of another type of material.
CEREC same-day crowns are made of durable ceramic material that Dr. Russell bonds permanently to your natural tooth or dental implant with a unique dental adhesive.
There are many advantages of the CEREC crowns over traditional crowns, such as:
Just one visit, and you’re good to go.
CEREC crowns offer added strength to your tooth, which is an integral part of long-lasting restoration results. You can rely on the high-quality materials the crowns are made of to ensure your crown fits well and looks great for many years.
Many other crowns contain a visible metal core that makes the tooth look unnatural. CEREC crowns are made of ceramic to match the look of your surrounding teeth closely. It’ll be hard for anyone to tell the difference between what’s natural and what’s a crown.
During your same-day crown appointment, your provider takes digital pictures of your damaged tooth to create a model of the crown. A 3D printer uses this information to create a tooth out of ceramic materials in about 15 minutes.
To prepare the tooth for use, Dr. Russell polishes the newly made crown and affixes it to your tooth or implant with a dental-safe adhesive.
Once the crown is in place, your procedure is complete. You should continue to care for your new crown just like you do your natural teeth — brushing and flossing daily and getting routine dental cleanings at Russell Family Dentistry.
To find out how you can improve your smile with same-day CEREC crowns, schedule a consultation by calling our office or requesting an appointment online today.