One of the most common dental procedures is the dental crown, but they’re often misunderstood. When teeth become badly damaged due to infection, injury, or fracture, dentists use dental crowns to repair them. Crowns are effective for restorative and cosmetic purposes.
West Ashley Family Dentistry offers same-day dental crowns in Charleston, SC using CAD/CAM technology to restore your smile and repair teeth in just one day.
How Do Dental Crowns Work?
The sensitive tissues inside the teeth are encased in a hard outer layer called the enamel. To repair a damaged tooth, the damaged tissue inside the enamel is removed and the crown is cemented on top to support the natural tooth structure. This process preserves the natural tooth and eliminates the need for extraction.
Dental crowns are constructed of materials designed to withstand the trauma of chewing, such as porcelain, resin, or a composite material. Once it is cemented on top of the tooth, the crown is a permanent part of the tooth.
When Do Dentists Use Dental Crowns?
Dental crowns are used for a variety of reasons. Dentists prefer to retain as much of the natural tooth structure as possible. Some examples of when crowns are used include:
- Final step in dental implant treatment
- Damaged or decayed tooth
- After a root canal
- Misshapen tooth
Same-Day Dental Crowns in Charleston, SC
Dental crowns are customized to each patient’s teeth and used to require multiple dentist visits to complete the restoration. West Ashley Family Dentistry proudly offers same-day dental crowns using CAD/CAM technology, which uses digital pictures of your mouth and a special machine to create the crown.
CAD/CAM offers these key benefits:
- 3-D imagery creates detailed, multi-dimensional images of the mouth, providing precise and predictable results
- Accurate measurements from digital impressions provide more accurate treatment planning and less discomfort during treatment
- Crowns made using CAD/CAM are high-quality, durable, comfortable, and aesthetically pleasing
- Treatment is completed in just one office visit, eliminating uncomfortable temporary crowns and multiple office visits
Schedule a Consultation Today
You don’t have to live with discomfort from a damaged tooth. Dental crowns, when created with CAD/CAM technology, offer a more comfortable and healthy smile in just one office visit. Schedule a consultation with West Ashley Family Dentistry online or call us at (843) 371-5480 today.