If you or a family member need dental crowns and want the procedure done in one day, get in touch with the office of Larry Saylor, DMD. You can have your dental crowns prepared and placed in just hours with no temporary crowns or follow-up appointments. The procedure starts with a scan for precise dimensions, and the dimensions are made in-house within just minutes. By using CAD/CAM technology, the time it takes, as well as the length of the post-op sensitivity, is greatly reduced.
Why are Dental Crowns Needed?
Dental crowns are basically a tooth-shaped cap placed over a tooth to restore it and improve the appearance. Once they are bonded, crowns cover the entire part of the visible tooth. Dental crowns are used to protect weak teeth to prevent breaking or hold cracked teeth together. They restore teeth which are already broken or severely worn down. They are also used to hold dental bridges in place or cover dental implants. They are sometimes used for cosmetic modification, such as covering misshaped or discolored teeth.
Dental CAD/CAM technology lets dentists take impressions, design, and mill dental crowns. CAD/CAM stands for computer-aided design and computer-aided manufacturing, which is used to improve the creation and design of dental restorations, especially dental prostheses such as crowns. The biggest difference between CAD/CAM restoration and traditional dentistry is that the crowns are made and bonded to the teeth on the same day.
Teeth with dental crowns still need proper dental hygiene because they are not indestructible. While your natural teeth are the best, crowns allow the remaining healthy parts of your teeth to function as normal by holding cracked, broken, or decayed teeth in place.