A dental crown is a "cap" that is placed over a tooth to restore its shape, size, strength, and appearance.
A crown might be needed...
- to protect a decayed tooth from more damage.
- to restore an already broken tooth.
- to hold a dental bridge in place.
- to cover a severely discolored tooth.
The crown procedure at Chesapeake Center for Complete Dentistry in Chesapeake is relatively simple.
First, we anesthetize the problem tooth area. Once completely numb, the tooth is shaped so that the crown will fit correctly. We then take an impression of the tooth to use in the construction of the crown. The impressions are sent to our dental laboratory to create your crown. Meanwhile, we apply a sturdy temporary crown over the problem tooth. Once your custom crown is ready, you'll come back to Chesapeake Center for Complete Dentistry and the crown will be delivered.
Crowns offer several benefits:
- Long term durability
- Protection from further decay, infection, and cracking
- Improved chewing and talking
- An improved, natural and healthier smile
Call us today at 757-465-8900 to schedule an appointment.
BruxZir Crowns and Bridges
BruxZir solid crowns and bridges are created from the highest quality zirconia from Japan. Unlike other high-pressure manufacturing processes for restorations, BruxZir is made with improved light transmission, providing a more natural shade and realistic appearance compared to porcelain-fused-to-metal restorations and full-cast restorations.Read more about BruxZir Crowns and Bridges
Ceramic crowns are composed of materials that are not only extremely strong and durable but aesthetically pleasing as well. The advantage of a ceramic crown is that the crown not only functions like a real tooth but has a natural appearance as well.Read more about Ceramic
CEREC (Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics) is a method of computer-aided dentistry for creating dental crowns. The process allows dentists to construct, produce and insert individual ceramic restorations directly at the point of treatment (chairside) in a single appointment, rather than over multiple appointments with lab work in between. The CEREC process produces crowns of superior quality and reliability while saving you the time, inconvenience, and cost of additional visits to the office.Read more about CEREC
Dental crown lengthening is a type of oral surgery that is performed for a variety of dental health problems, including restorative and cosmetic procedures. The surgery involves removing or recontouring gum tissue and sometimes bone with a dental laser to expose more of the tooth’s structure so that it can be treated. The dental laser is extremely accurate and effective, resulting in minimal pain, reduced healing time, and greater chances for successful treatment of the affected area.Read more about Crown Lengthening
Empress Esthetic Crown
When it comes to restoring your smile, we utilize the highest quality materials and products available in dentistry. For teeth needing crown restoration, we use Empress® Esthetic, the material of choice when it comes to single-tooth restorations.Read more about Empress Esthetic Crown
A dental crown is a restoration that replaces the top part of the tooth. A single tooth that needs to be completely replaced can be restored utilizing an implant-supported crown. The crown is typically made of porcelain, giving the restoration a natural look.Read more about Implant-Supported Crowns
Same-Day Crown with Planmeca
Traditionally, getting a crown meant having a model of the tooth and surrounding area made using a mold and sending the impression to a dental laboratory to make it. A temporary crown is put in place while waiting a week or more for the finished crown to be sent back to the dentist's office, then returning for a second visit where the temporary is removed and the new crown is cemented into place.
Thanks to digital technology, now there's a quicker option. Using computer-aided design and computer-aided manufacturing (CAD/CAM), crowns can be made in one office visit while the patient waits. After taking a digital scan of the mouth using an intraoral camera (think of an over-sized pen with a video camera on the end), a 3-D image of the teeth and gums appears on a computer screen. Based on the position, size and shape of the damaged tooth, computer software suggests the ideal dimensions of the needed crown. The dentist fine-tunes the virtual restoration and sends the digital information to a "milling" machine that carves the crown out of a ceramic block, ready to be bonded to the patient's tooth. The entire process takes less than two hours.
Take advantage of this revolution in restorative dentistry! For more information on one-day crowns or to make an appointment, call Chesapeake Center for Complete Dentistry at 757-465-8900.
If you suffer a cracked or broken tooth, your dentist is likely to recommend a crown, a custom-fitted cap, to cover it and restore the tooth's shape, strength and appearance. Traditional crowns, when cemented into place, fully encase the entire visible portion of a tooth that lies at and above the gum line.Read more about Traditional Crowns