Crowns

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Crowns

A dental crown is a "cap" that is placed over a tooth to restore its shape, size, strength, and appearance.

A crown might be needed...

  • to protect a decayed tooth from more damage. 
  • to restore an already broken tooth. 
  • to hold a dental bridge in place.
  • to cover a severely discolored tooth.

The crown procedure at Defiance Center for Dentistry in Defiance is relatively simple.

First, we anesthetize the problem tooth area. Once completely numb, the tooth is shaped so that the crown will fit correctly. We then take an impression of the tooth to use in the construction of the crown. The impressions are sent to our dental laboratory to create your crown. Meanwhile, we apply a sturdy temporary crown over the problem tooth. Once your custom crown is ready, you'll come back to Defiance Center for Dentistry and the crown will be delivered. 

Crowns offer several benefits:

  • Long term durability
  • Protection from further decay, infection, and cracking
  • Improved chewing and talking
  • An improved, natural and healthier smile

Call us today at 419-782-1126 to schedule an appointment.

CEREC

CEREC is a state-of-the-art all porcelain dental restoration system that creates natural-looking crowns, inlays and onlays right in the dental office while you wait! You no longer need to schedule several appointments, or wear a temporary crown, while you wait for your restoration to be made at an off-site laboratory.

We can complete and place your crown in just ONE office visit!

How does CEREC work? CEREC uses a special camera and computerized system to design your dental restoration while you relax in the dental chair!

  • First, we will prepare your tooth for a porcelain crown, inlay or onlay, and then take a photo of your tooth
  • A 3D model of your tooth is created on the computer screen
  • We will then use the system to design your porcelain crown or restoration
  • The computer-assisted manufacturing that follows is extremely precise
     

This innovative process eliminates the need for messy impressions and temporary crowns. With our same-day crown treatment, you will receive the same quality and durability as a restoration made in a dental lab.

Ask us how this technology can make a difference in your smile today!

Same Day Crowns

Sometimes, decay or trauma has done too much damage to completely restore a patient's original tooth. Crowns are an excellent alternative to extraction that offer long-term durability, protection from decay or cracking, and an improved, natural appearance. Normally, getting a crown involves multiple visits to the dentist.  However, innovative computer-aided software and machinery now allows us to design, manufacture, and place a custom-made crown in just one day. The Same Day Crown procedure usually takes around an hour and saves you the time and inconvenience of traditional crowns.

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Traditional Crowns

If you suffer a cracked or broken tooth, your dentist is likely to recommend a crown, a custom-fitted cap, to cover it and restore the tooth's shape, strength and appearance. Traditional crowns, when cemented into place, fully encase the entire visible portion of a tooth that lies at and above the gum line.

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