Dental crowns are a restorative dentistry solution and a cosmetic dentistry solution for many problems. Usually, dental crowns are placed on top of broken, cracked, or teeth that have just had a root canal or large filling. Therefore, the crown protects your tooth from bacteria, debris and food particles from entering, and as a result, leaves you with a stronger tooth. In addition, your dental crown will allow you to chew properly and smile again without feeling self-conscious. At Authentic Smiles in Austin, TX, our patients can have their procedure done and a permanent dental crown placed all in the same day with our CEREC technology.
Why Dental Crowns?
Dental crowns are made of strong porcelain in the shape of your tooth for a completely natural appearance. There are many reasons a patient would need a dental crown:
- Top tooth after large filling or root canal
- Replace area where large metal filling was
- Protect a broken tooth
- Place on top of a dental implant
- For cosmetic reasons
Dental Crowns Procedure
Thanks to our CEREC at our Austin dentist office, dental crowns are easily made and placed in the same day as your appointment. First, Dr. Matt will perform your procedure, whether it is a root canal or removing a metal filling. Next, he uses the CEREC to take digital images of your teeth. Next, your crown is designed on the CEREC, with shape and color taken into consideration. Finally, within a matter of minutes, your crown is made and ready to be permanently bonded to your tooth or dental implant. As a result of our advanced technology, the crown fits flawlessly into your mouth, in addition to blend naturally with your surrounding teeth.
Dental Crowns for Cosmetic Reasons
Although dental crowns are usually used for restorations, some patients use them solely for cosmetic reasons. With crowns, your teeth will have a new shape and appear more white. Patients who have teeth that do not respond to whitening treatments usually opt for dental crowns to restore the appearance of their smile. We also offer porcelain veneers and teeth whitening for cosmetic dentistry.
Caring for Your Dental Crown
Porcelain dental crowns are long lasting, stain resistant, and will not decay. Caring for your dental crown is simple. As a start, you will need to brush and floss it like a regular tooth, and be sure to visit us for your regular dental cleanings. As a result of periodontal or gum disease, your crown could fail. Therefore, it is important to maintain good oral hygiene. In addition, you will need to protect your crown from any physical harm, otherwise it can break. This includes grinding and clenching your teeth, as well as being careful when playing contact sports. Ask Dr. Matt about mouth guards if you experience any grinding, clenching or play contact sports.
Contact Our Austin Dentist for Same Day Dental Crowns
For all of your restorative needs, please contact Dr. Matt at Authentic Smiles in Austin. We can provide you with same day dental crowns. This means you will not have to endure an uncomfortable temporary crown between appointments. Contact us at 512-330-9403 or fill out our online contact form on our contact us page to be contacted.