A dental crown is one of the most common dental treatments, recommended for both restorative and cosmetic purposes. A “tooth cap”, a dental crown strengthens and enhances a natural tooth that is damaged, decayed or misshapen.
Dr. Westermann places high quality ceramic dental crowns during a single visit to her Louisville dentist office with the use of CEREC technology. Your results will be aesthetically pleasing as well as durable and lasting. CEREC is a CAD/CAM digital process that enables Dr. Westermann to provide a more accurate result – without the wait.
A dental crown may be recommended for the following reasons:
- Restoration of a tooth after root canal therapy
- Restoration of a tooth with a large dental filling
- Repair a damaged tooth
- Improve the appearance of a misshapen tooth
- Improve the appearance of discolored teeth
- Close gaps between teeth (diastema)
- Change the length of a tooth
Same Day Dental Crowns: What To Expect
The process begins with a digital scan which is used to provide the images necessary for designing and fabricating your custom dental restoration. The CEREC machine will use these precise measurements to mill your ceramic dental crown which will be permanently secured to the prepared tooth and adjusted for a comfortable fit.
NO messy impression trays, NO temporary crown and NO return visit to the dentist.
With proper dental hygiene and routine dental care, you can expect your ceramic dental crown to last for many years and support a healthy, comfortable smile.