Dental Crowns An Overview
A custom-designed dental crown has many uses; for instance, a dental crown can be used to restore damaged, broken teeth. stabilize a tooth after a root canal, or replace a missing tooth. High-quality dental crowns are designed to appear and function as the natural tooth would. Dental crowns are commonly used for a multitude of cosmetic and restorative dental concerns.
Our full-service dental practice offers CEREC technology for same day dental crowns. Patients can receive their dental crowns during one visit to our Destrehan dental office. Creating our dental crowns in-house allows us to offer our patients a more comprehensive, consistent result.
Dr. Melanie Andrews may recommend dental crowns whenever applicable. Dental crowns are designed to support long-term oral health while providing beautiful, natural-looking results.
Dental Crowns What to Expect
Why Do I Need A Dental Crown?
Patients may need a dental crown for one or more reasons, including:
- As a final restoration for a dental implant
- Address discolored or stained teeth
- To cover damaged, broken, or oddly shaped teeth
- To support a dental bridge
- To protect a tooth after a root canal
Every patient has their own unique reason for needing a dental crown. The process of receiving a dental crown will depend on each patient’s specific case. Dr. Andrews will evaluate the teeth and walk each patient through their procedure, so they are fully informed on all aspects of their treatment. For some cases, the dental crown procedure will require at least two visits to our dental office. However, in other cases, we will utilize CEREC technology to create high quality, custom designed dental crowns in just one visit to our office. CEREC dental crowns are color matched and shaped to blend with your natural teeth.
CEREC Technology: Same Day Dental Crowns
Using CAD/CAM technology and high-quality ceramic material, CEREC can create long-lasting, natural-looking dental crowns. Same day dental crowns are ideal for patients who need a dental crown in the event of a dental emergency or after a root canal procedure. Dr. Andrews can design, fabricate, and place dental crowns in the comfort of our Destrehan dental office.
Same day dental crowns are created from high-quality dental porcelain. Dental porcelain mimics the approach of the natural tooth, creating a natural looking result. Instead of using messy impression trays, we take a digital impression of the teeth to replicate your exact measurements. A 3-D model of your crown is created using special software. The information from the model is sent to the CEREC milling machine to create your custom dental crown. Dr. Andrews places your dental crowns during the same visit.