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 or 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 Same Day Crowns
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
Traditionally, getting a crown meant having a model of the tooth and surrounding area made using a mold and sending the impression to a dental laboratory to make it. A temporary crown is put in place while waiting a week or more for the finished crown to be sent back to the dentist's office, then returning for a second visit where the temporary is removed and the new crown is cemented into place.
Thanks to digital technology, now there's a quicker option. Using computer-aided design and computer-aided manufacturing (CAD/CAM), crowns can be made in one office visit while the patient waits. After taking a digital scan of the mouth using an intraoral camera (think of an over-sized pen with a video camera on the end), a 3-D image of the teeth and gums appears on a computer screen. Based on the position, size, and shape of the damaged tooth, computer software suggests the ideal dimensions of the needed crown. The dentist fine-tunes the virtual restoration and sends the digital information to a "milling" machine that carves the crown out of a ceramic block, ready to be bonded to the patient's tooth. The entire process takes less than two hours.
Take advantage of this revolution in restorative dentistry! For more information on one-day crowns or to make an appointment, call Defiance Center for Dentistry at 419-782-1126.
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.Read more about Traditional Crowns