You probably already know that at Brogdon Dental you can get a new crown in one visit. If you have recently been told you need a crown or you have never had one before, you might wonder why crowns are necessary and what is involved in the process.
The most common reasons a dentist will suggest a crown are:
- to restore the shape of excessively worn teeth
- to repair a tooth that has been chipped or broken
- to repair and strengthen a tooth that is too decayed to be fixed with a filling
A crown is basically a tooth-shaped cap that is placed over your original tooth and it will both protect your tooth and return it to its original shape. Broken or decayed teeth can be painful, especially if nerves are exposed, and also dangerous because decay can progress deeper causing infection and other complications. Usually when you get a crown, it requires several visits to the dentist’s office. Most of the time, the dentist will prepare your existing tooth and make a cast for a lab to create the crown, then give you a temporary crown until your permanent one is ready. Then you go back, have the temporary crown removed and your permanent one put in.
At Brogdon Dental, we know that your time is as important as your smile so we now use a revolutionary tool that creates a permanent crown in about an hour called CEREC. After taking a 3D image of your tooth, our CEREC machine can create a strong, beautiful restoration in about an hour. We’ll permanently place the crown during your single visit, and you’ll leave our office with a full, healthy smile. Call us today to schedule an appointment and find out more!