At Old Milton Dental, we value your time and understand that it can be difficult to schedule appointments during regular business hours. If your teeth are discolored or chipped, you might feel embarrassed about your smile. On the other hand, if your teeth are damaged, your mouth might feel uncomfortable and make it difficult to chew. Fortunately, dental crowns can help with both cosmetic and functional issues. Our same-day crowns make it easy to restore your smile back to its functional and beautiful state in just one simple visit to our dental office. Discover how our Alpharetta dental crowns dentist can help you.
What are Same-Day Dental Crowns?
Same-day dental crowns are simply put, crowns that are made and placed the same day as your appointment. Traditionally you would need to visit your dentist for a procedure, take impressions and wear a temporary crown while you waited for your permanent one to come back from the lab. At Old Milton Dental, we take away the annoying waiting time by using a Chairside Economical Restorations of Esthetic Ceramic or CEREC® machine to create your crowns in house. This machine uses computer imaging to examine and create a model of your teeth. Our crowns are made of a ceramic material that is colored to match your surrounding teeth. Ceramic crowns are extremely strong as well as natural looking.
Who Can Benefit From Dental Crowns?
There is a number of different reasons that you might need a dental crown. Here are the top reasons a patient would be a good candidate for crowns.
Your teeth are cracked, chipped, broken, or fractured – If your teeth have any noticeable physical damage, not only does this not look aesthetic, but it can actually put your teeth at risk for infection. A dental crown can protect your teeth as well as help them look better.
Your teeth have large fillings – While dental fillings do a great job at protecting your teeth, if your teeth have large fillings or multiple fillings in the same tooth, this can actually make your tooth weak. To protect your tooth from further damage, a dental crown can be placed to protect it.
You had a root canal – Root canal therapy usually leaves your tooth with a large hole in it. A dental crown is usually placed over your tooth to further protect it and restore its strength.
You have tooth decay – Tooth decay can wreak havoc on your teeth and leave you at risk for infections. Protect your tooth and restore it with a dental crown.
You want to improve your smile – Dental crowns can give your teeth a new shape or color to address any cosmetic issues you might face.
Your teeth are worn – If you suffer from bruxism or clenching and grinding your teeth, it’s possible that you have worn down your tooth’s structure. Dental crowns can restore your tooth’s structure and protect your teeth underneath.
You are missing a tooth – Dental crowns can also be used to replace missing teeth. You can replace a single tooth using a dental implant or multiple teeth using a dental bridge.