Tooth enamel doesn’t contain any living cells, so it can’t heal itself the way that your bones can. So if a tooth becomes damaged, the problem won’t go away on its own. The good news, though, is that Dr. Golparvar can restore the tooth in question with a personalized crown, keeping it safe from further harm while also restoring its ability to function normally. If you think you might need to have a dental crown placed, contact us today.
A dental crown is a tooth-shaped cap that can be used to address all kinds of oral health issues. Our team can attach a crown to a tooth that has been significantly damaged or weakened, thus protecting and strengthening it.
The dental crowns provided at Webster Dental Associates of Manchester are made from all ceramic materials. This makes them both durable and natural-looking; you will be able to show off your smile with confidence without having to worry about people noticing your dental work.
One thing that’s notable about dental crowns is that they can be used in many different situations. You may be eligible for a crown if:
The traditional process of getting a dental crown normally takes two visits. The first appointment involves preparing the tooth and taking impressions. A separate dental lab makes the crown, which can take two to three weeks; during that time, the patient wears a temporary crown to keep their tooth safe. The second appointment is when the permanent crown is placed.
However, at our office, we can provide one-visit crowns thanks to our state-of-the-art CEREC system. After digital impressions have been taken, the final crown will be made right here in our office by a milling machine. Once it’s ready, we can simply place it on your tooth. Thanks to CEREC, you can avoid the stress of scheduling multiple appointments to get a crown, and you won’t have to worry about wearing a temporary restoration.
One of the most important benefits of a dental crown is the protection that it offers; covering a tooth with a crown can go a long way toward reducing the need for more extensive treatments later. On top of that, getting a crown made out of tooth-colored materials can help improve the appearance of your smile.
Another key advantage of dental crowns is the longevity that they offer. If you practice good oral hygiene habits every day and avoid bad habits such as biting your nails, you can often expect to get anywhere from 5 to 15 years of use out of your crown.