One of the most common dental procedures performed is the dental crown. Broken teeth are common, and dentists and patients both want to preserve as much of the natural tooth structure as possible. Crowns not only protect the tooth from further damage, but they restore the appearance, shape, and alignment of damaged teeth.
Ridgetop Dental Group is a Reston, VA dental practice offering same-day dental crowns using CEREC technology to repair teeth.
How Do Dental Crowns Work?
Crowns are tooth-shaped caps that fit on top of a damaged tooth to protect the sensitive and vulnerable tissue inside. The tooth is prepared and the crown is cemented on top, holding it together to keep the natural tooth from breaking apart.
Dental crowns are made of durable materials like resin, porcelain, or a composite material that can withstand chewing, biting, and grinding. Once the crown is cemented to the tooth, it becomes part of the tooth and should last 10-15 years, if not more.
Same-Day Dental Crowns in Reston, VA
Dental crowns are custom fitted to each patient’s teeth, and in the past had to be designed in a lab. Now, Ridgetop Dental Group offers same day dental crowns, where digital pictures of your mouth and a special machine are used to create the crown for your tooth. This technology is called CEREC and it offers several key benefits:
- Digital impressions provide more accurate treatment planning and less discomfort than traditional methods
- 3-D imagery creates multi-dimensional images of the mouth, allowing the dentist to design the restoration with precision
- CEREC creates high-quality porcelain and zirconia dental crowns for a 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.