Quick and Effective Restorations
When your teeth become decayed and/or damaged past a certain level or you have a cavity, your dentist may recommend restoration. This involves the implementation of a dental crown.
Here at Fox Dental, this is an easy task which can be performed on the day of discovery. If the patient is a good fit, we utilize CEREC® technology to craft sturdy and realistic crowns to restore affected areas.
Quick Crown Q & A's
How Are Crowns Created So Quickly?
We are often able to craft crowns in quick but efficient fashion by taking digital images of patients’ mouths then create crowns through the advanced CEREC technology.
What is CEREC Technology?
CEREC® stands for Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics. To translate in patient terms, it means that a dentist can restore damaged teeth in a single appointment using a high-quality ceramic material that matches the natural color of other teeth. CEREC® has two decades of clinical research and practical experience to support the success of this technology. More than eight million restorations have been performed worldwide using CEREC® technology.
What is A Dental Crown?
A dental crown is a covering that goes overtop a tooth which has been damaged, decayed. or is threatened by a cavity infection.
Is Getting A Crown Painful?
Getting a crown on your tooth is not a painful experience. This is because during the procedure sedation is used. The only feeling that may be felt is an uncomfortable pressure.
How Long Does Getting A Crown Take?
Once it’s been discovered, our dentists are able to craft the crown right there. The crafting process varies depending on the patient and their needs. Using CEREC technology, we here at Fox Dental are able to craft effective crowns quickly.
How Long Does A Crown Last?
A crown can last anywhere from 5 to 15+ years, this is greatly dependent on the amount of care taken. Similar to your real teeth, it is very important for you to take the greatest care possible.
How Can I Take Care of My Crown?
Taking good care of your crown is essential to its longevity and effectiveness. Here are some steps you can take:
- It is important to brush with careful force at least twice a day if you are not already.
- Flossing Daily helps keep unwanted gunk and bacteria that can breakdown the crown as well as your surrounding teeth.
- Avoid Very Hard Foods. If you bite down on something too hard, it is possible that your crown could break.