Crowns, or caps, cover the tooth to bring the tooth back to its normal shape and size. The crown is needed when a tooth is too broken down, has too many fillings or is cracked. Crowns are also helpful to provide support for the attachment of a bridge.
How does it work?
Your dentist will reduce the existing tooth so the crown can fit over it. Traditionally, impressions are made and sent to the lab. Your dentist will place a temporary crown on the tooth until your permanent crown has been made by the lab.
Crowns with CEREC
The traditional method described above entailed a minimum of two visits to the dentist. Now, crowns can be made in the office while you wait with our new CEREC machine.
Crown While You Wait
When your dentist recommends a crown, it traditionally means more than one visit to the dentist. On the first visit, your tooth is prepared, impressions are taken and a temporary crown is put on. Then, on the second visit, you get more anesthesia, the temporary is removed and the permanent crown is placed.