One of the most common, yet poorly understood, dental procedures dentists perform are dental crowns. Many patients don’t know what they’re used for and how beneficial they are to oral health. Dental crowns are used to repair badly damaged teeth, such as cracked, broken, or misshapen teeth to prevent tooth extraction. Crowns restore the appearance, shape, and alignment of a damaged tooth.
Ridgetop Dental Group is proud to offer same day dental crowns in our Northern VA dental office. Learn more about same day dental crowns and how they can restore your smile.
How Do Dental Crowns Work?
When a tooth is damaged and the sensitive tissues inside are exposed to air and bacteria, it needs to be sealed with a dental crown. A crown is shaped to fit on top of a damaged tooth to seal it and protect it from breaking apart or becoming infected.
Dental crowns are made of durable materials that are strong enough to endure chewing and normal use. Once a crown is cemented to the tooth, it becomes a permanent part of the tooth. Ridgetop Dental Group uses special CEREC technology to custom design and place a permanent, durable dental crown all in one day.
When Are Dental Crowns Used?
A dental crown may be recommended or placed for a wide range of reasons:
- After a root canal
- Final restoration of a dental implant
- Discolored tooth
- Misshapen tooth
- Damaged tooth
- Decayed tooth
Same-Day Dental Crowns in Northern VA
Dental crowns are custom fitted to each patient, and with Ridgetop Dental Group you don’t have to wait for your crown to be made in a lab or deal with a temporary crown. Using CEREC technology, we use digital pictures of your mouth and a special machine to design the crown in our office. This CEREC technology has several key benefits:
- Three-dimensional images create detailed pictures of the mouth, allowing us to design the restoration with more precision
- Detailed treatment planning offers more accurate and comfortable treatment
- CEREC creates high-quality porcelain and zirconia dental crowns for durable, comfortable, and aesthetically pleasing results
- Restorations can be done in a single office visit, eliminating the need for uncomfortable temporary crowns or multiple office visits
Schedule a Consultation
You don’t have to live with discomfort from a damaged tooth. Dental crowns, when created with CEREC, offer you a more comfortable and healthy smile in just one office visit. Schedule a consultation with Ridgetop Dental Group online or call us today.