Single Visit Crowns An Overview
Whether you need a new dental crown or an old one replaced, Tryon Family Dentistry in Zebulon, NC offers high-quality porcelain dental crowns. A tooth crown is a common dental restoration that typically requires two dentist appointments and a temporary crown that had to be worn for two to four weeks while an offsite dental laboratory made the permanent one. Using CEREC technology, our dentists can fabricate and place a crown in a single visit. Our dentists, Dr. Leo Haydt and Dr. Alexandra Wexler, have been using this innovative technology for 13 years saving their patients time and money.
What is a Dental Crown?
A crown is a fixed prosthetic restoration that is used to restore a damaged tooth. It covers the entire tooth like a cap and is permanently bonded into place. They are custom made with the use of our in-office milling system located in the comforts of our Zebulon, NC dentist office. By using a 3-D scanned image of your damaged tooth, our dentists can create a tooth crown that will look, feel and function just like a natural tooth.
Your dentist may recommend a crown for many restorative reasons including:
- To strengthen a tooth after a root canal
- To replace a large cavity that is old, broken or worn down
- To repair broken or cracked tooth
Your dentist may also recommend a dental crown for cosmetic reasons. They are an affordable alternative when cosmetic treatments like porcelain veneers are not an option. They are often used to:
- Improve the appearance of a misshaped or crooked tooth
- Whiten teeth by covering stained or yellow teeth
- Close the gaps between teeth
- Lengthen teeth that are too short