Crowns and Caps CEREC Crowns
Crowns & Caps CEREC Crowns | Restorative Dentistry in Waterville, Maine | Dentist Near Me
Caps CEREC crowns are a specific type of covering that encases the entire surface of the tooth, returning it to its original size and shape. They strengthen and protect the structure of your tooth when it can no longer be restored with fillings or other types of restorations.
Dental Crowns May Be Needed When:
- A tooth has been damaged by decay or other causes.
- A broken tooth, or a severely worn tooth, is a candidate for a dental crown.
- Support for a tooth that’s more filling than an actual tooth. A dental crown will “hold the line.”
- A dental crown may help secure a dental bridge.
- Covering mis-shaped and/or severely discolored teeth.
- A cover-up for a dental implant.
- A desired cosmetic modification.
The Process: Crowns & Caps CEREC Crowns
Properly preparing and placing a crown over a damaged tooth is critical to the long-term health of the tooth, and improves your smile aesthetically, as well.
Placing a dental crown is most often a two-visit process. First, your local Waterville family dentist will examine your teeth, then take x-rays to gauge the health of the root and surrounding bone.
If no complicating conditions exist, the dentist will numb the tooth and nearby gum, then sculpt the tooth into a suitable platform for the dental crown.
Depending on the specific restorative dentistry situation, the dentist will reconstruct parts of the tooth where it’s needed to create a suitable base for the crown. This process completed, impressions are made of the tooth that will receive the crown and its opposite tooth (the two that will meet when chewing).
New Tooth On The Way!
At that point, most patients will receive a temporary dental crown while their permanent crown is being painstakingly made at a nearby lab. Next, usually around two to three weeks later, our team of dental health professionals here in Waterville, ME, will remove the temporary crown.
We adjust the fit of the permanent crown for your maximum comfort, then it’ll be fixed in place and you won’t have to worry about that tooth for a long, long time.
Not quite sure whether you have a tooth, or teeth, ready for a crown? Set up an appointment, we’ll touch base with your oral health, and together we’ll figure out the best way forward for your smile.
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