If you have a chipped, broken, or decayed tooth, a dental crown may be able to repair your smile. While traditional dental crowns are a trusted solution, typically, patients must wait weeks to complete their treatment. In addition to traditional restorations, Dr. Brett Helton and Dr. Tara Brown offer convenient same-day crowns. We have invested in the latest technology at our Columbus, GA, office, including CEREC (Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics), which allows us to create beautiful and durable crowns on-site.
If you are suffering from a weakened, worn, or missing tooth, a dental crown can be placed to provide structural support and protection. Combined with a dental implant, a crown can replace the visible portion of the tooth above the gumline. Crowns are also provided following root canal therapy.
Our same-day crowns are all-ceramic which provides exceptional aesthetics and discreet restoration. While this material works for many patients, it may not offer the durability and strength required in certain circumstances. Patients who suffer from temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder, for example, which causes clenching and teeth grinding, may not be good candidates for a same-day crown. However, we can typically accommodate these types of cases with a traditional crown.
We understand that many patients have demanding schedules that result in delayed treatment or trouble planning dental care. To better meet the needs of our patients, we have integrated advanced solutions including CEREC, a CAD/CAM (computer-aided design/computer-aided manufacturing) system that allows our doctors to create ceramic dental crowns in a single visit. This advanced system is utilized to increase efficiency throughout the entire treatment process.
A local anesthetic will first be administered to the area to ensure your comfort. To begin the procedure, Dr. Helton or Dr. Brown will prepare your tooth so that the dental crown will look natural and not affect your bite. Your dentist will then take digital impressions using the CEREC machine.
Our same-day crowns are all-ceramic, which provides exceptional aesthetics and discreet restoration.
These highly accurate images will be used during the design phase to create a comfortable, precisely fitting dental crown. To ensure that your restoration blends seamlessly into the rest of your smile, the dentist will color-match the ceramic to the surrounding teeth. The CEREC milling system will then be used to manufacture your crown from a small block of dental porcelain. Once complete, your doctor will check the fit of your restoration. After any necessary adjustments have been made, the crown will be bonded securely in place using a specialized dental cement. Following your visit, the crown can be cared for just like your natural teeth.
Schedule your consultation to find out if a same-day crown is right for you by contacting us online or by phone at (706) 563-3225. The doctors of Columbus Aesthetic & Family Dentistry strive to provide quality, streamlined care and will always make treatment recommendations with your best interests in mind.
2570 Brookstone Centre Pkwy
Columbus, GA 31904
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