Dental crowns are one of the best ways to disguise missing dentition. In the past, getting a crown involved several office visits to prepare the patient’s mouth, take measurements for the fit and wait for the crown’s manufacture. Thanks to revolutionary new technology, Smile Design Dental won’t keep you waiting. In fact, we offer the very best dental crowns near Coral Springs, FL because you can have your crown made the same day as your initial appointment!
Using CEREC machines, our expert clinicians craft custom-designed and colored crowns right in the office. Since they are made while you wait, there is no need for a temporary crown or making return appointments. Instead, you’ll walk out after the procedure with your new “tooth” in place. From bridgework to dental implants, there’s no delay in renewing your smile!
What Are Dental Crowns?
When a patient is missing a tooth or needs to have one removed, the replacement cap that fills the space is called a crown. These can be placed atop a dental implant, secured within a bridge, or as part of a root canal treatment. The crown protects both the surrounding teeth and jaw from foreign objects as well as helping with speech, diet, and appearance.
Depending on the materials used, crowns can last as long as 15 years and usually disappear amongst your natural dentition. Some of the more traditional manufacturing substances include:
- Inert metals such as gold and stainless steel
- Color-matched porcelain
- Porcelain-coated metals
- Composite resin
While there are benefits to each, all need to be made at a lab specializing in the production of false teeth. Additionally, some materials are easily identified as false teeth. Porcelain-coated metal crowns, for example, may create a line at the gums as time passes.
The Same-Day Difference
Instead of waiting weeks for your crown to arrive, we are equipped with revolutionary new technology that brings the skill of lab technicians right into our offices. Using computer-aided design software, the CEREC system especially constructs your new crown by taking digitized images of your mouth. As your dentist is preparing the area for your crown, it is being crafted with minute cutting and grinding tools to exact specifications.
Same-day crowns have an equivalent cost to the lab-manufactured varieties. While the upfront price might seem higher, it is balanced out by the fact that you only need a single visit for the treatment! Many dental plans don’t cover cosmetic crowns, but Smile Design Dental has membership and payment options to help alleviate the cost and lessen the impact on your budget.
Don’t let missing teeth keep you from having the life you deserve. Contact our offices to schedule a consultation today!