Convenience and Quality: One-Appointment Crowns From Sioux City Dentist
Crowns have been an integral part of restorative dentistry since about 700 BC, when the Etruscans (from the Tuscany region of Italy) crafted them from gold. Today, dental crowns may be made of metal, porcelain fused to metal, or all ceramic. They typically have two things in common – they are made at an off-site dental laboratory, and the process takes at least two dental appointments. Dr. Dona Prince in Sioux City offers a convenient alternative that does not compromise quality – 1-appointment crowns.
When Are Crowns Needed?
A dental crown is shaped like a hollow tooth. It is cemented over the prepared visible portion of a tooth, allowing most of the natural structure (including the root) to remain intact. Crowns are used to provide strength, protect against further damage, and restore appearance in these situations:
- Area of tooth decay too large to support a filling
- Broken tooth
- Crack that extends below the gum line
- Excessive wear
- Cracked tooth syndrome
- Following root canal therapy
- To finish a dental implant, replacing a missing tooth
- As part of a crown and bridge unit, for replacement of up to three consecutive missing teeth
- For aesthetic improvement in a tooth with deep discoloration, or one that has unusual shape or size
Smiles Restored in a Single Visit
Dr. Prince utilizes CEREC technology for same-day crowns. After the damaged tooth is prepared, your mouth is scanned, providing precise 3D digital impressions. An in-house milling machine uses this detailed information to create a beautiful crown from a solid block of porcelain – while you wait. The strong, lustrous restoration is cemented in place, and you leave with a restored smile!
With 1-appointment crowns, there is no need to take multiple absences from work or school, get numbed twice, or “baby” a temporary restoration for several weeks. Dr. Prince completes the procedure in one visit. The restoration looks completely natural, since it is metal-free, and resists stains. The material is durable enough even for the bite force on back molars. Only normal good oral hygiene is needed to keep the crowned tooth healthy and looking great.
The team at Dona W. Prince, DDS Esthetic Dentistry is happy to examine and recommend the proper course of action to help you regain your confidence. Reach out to our office by calling 712-274-2228 at your earliest convenience!