Advanced Cerec® technology allows ceramic crowns to be fabricated and delivered start to finish in just a single visit to the dental office in most cases. Digital imaging is used to make a digital model of the tooth being crowned, which eliminates the need for a traditional impression. Once the digital model is created, the crown can be designed, milled, and fired all in office. Once the crown is ready it will be bonded on and you will be on your way.
Dental crowns are restorations that are placed over the natural tooth structure in order to address trauma or decay. In some case they may be recommended for the protection and aesthetic perfection of teeth that have been chipped, broken or cracked, weakened by severe decay or infection, worn down through bite irregularities, or impacted by large fillings.
Many people have unexplained pain from filled back teeth, which is usually due to hairline cracks in the chewing surface of the tooth. Placing crowns on these teeth relieves the pain and allows a return of full dental function for these teeth. In teeth treated with root canal therapy, crowns can prevent breakage. In front teeth, older fillings can both weaken the teeth and cause esthetic issues due to staining or chipping.
Porcelain is an extremely strong and durable material, but its strength alone is not what makes it ideal for dental restorations. The surface of porcelain crowns both looks and feels identical to natural tooth enamel. Porcelain crowns can also be perfectly matched to the shade of the adjacent teeth. These traits allow porcelain crowns to fit seamlessly into your smile. In addition to looking and feeling completely natural, porcelain is stain resistant and capable of restoring full bite function and strength. These factors provide porcelain crowns unique benefits over restorations that can eventually diminish the overall quality of your smile. Porcelain is also easy to care for, requiring little to no change in your daily oral hygiene routine.
What are people saying?
“Williams Family Dentistry is amazing! I’m absolutely terrified of dentists, but their caring staff ensures that my fears are acknowledged and assists me with finding ways to overcome them. They are the only dental office that I trust. They take great care of their patients and I will never go anywhere else.”
“I’ve seen multiple other dentists in town over the years and am so happy I switched to Williams Family Dentistry! Everyone who works there is so friendly and I feel like they are much more thorough than any other place I’ve been to before. Highly recommend!”
“Everyone at Williams Family Dentistry is very friendly and ready to help you in any way they can. Melanie is an amazing hygienist and I appreciate her skills and knowledge every time I am there. Dr. Shanna is a wonderful dentist. Her care and compassion for her patients is amazing. She is a great addition to a wonderful family of dentists.”
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