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Dental crowns are common, often painless, help restore a smile and can greatly extend the life of a tooth. According to the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, 99.7% of surveyed adults said that a healthy smile is socially important to them. Dental crowns can help keep your smile healthy and bright, but how do you know when you need a dental crown?

Learn more about Dental Crowns HERE from WebMD.

Most Common Reasons for a Dental Crown

Dental crowns are basically tooth-shaped and colored caps that cover the tooth and restore the health and natural look of the tooth. A dental crown will correct the look of a tooth in a realistic way, if a tooth is small or discolored. Dental crowns are needed in certain situations – let’s look at some of the most popular reasons:

Cavities

Sometimes, small cavities can be fixed with a filling. However, fillings aren’t always a long-term solution. A dental crown is often the next step when a cavity is larger or requires something more substantial than a filling. Once a cavity enters the tooth, it is weakened and is now predisposed to additional damage. A dental crown can restore the strength and longevity to that tooth and so, it may be covered with a crown.

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Broken Tooth

Not every cracked tooth will require a dental crown, but if a crack is deep or painful, crowns are often the best solution. If someone experiences major tooth stress from clenching or grinding their teeth, for example, then dental crowns may be a solution to restore the integrity to the stressed tooth and eliminate pain.

Root Canal

If the nerve of a tooth is infected, a root canal will be required to fix it. During a root canal procedure, the tooth will be hollowed out and this makes the tooth extremely susceptible to cracking or fracturing. Often, your dentist will then use a dental crown after a root canal to protect and strengthen the weakened tooth.

Related Article: A Root Canal Treatment Isn’t Complete Without a Dental Crown 

Cosmetic Modification

Dental crowns can also fix any teeth that are small, mis-colored, or requires a cosmetic modification. This is because a dental crown looks and feels like a real tooth and can be colored to match the rest of your teeth for a natural and beautiful looking smile.

Learn more about other Cosmetic Treatment Options HERE.

Same-Day CEREC Crowns 

CEREC crowns are made for you during one single visit in our office. That means, you avoid:

  • Getting a temporary crown
  • Gooey dental impressions
  • Waiting several weeks for the lab to make your permanent crown
  • Returning for another appointment to place your crown

That’s right, one visit!

By using CEREC technology, the computer will take a picture of the tooth that is to receive the new crown and its surrounding teeth. The dentists can design your crown and match its color to the rest of your natural teeth, because of the CAD software that works with this system. This type of crown is also stronger than other types, because it is made from a single block of material. Learn more about CEREC Same Day Crown Technology.

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CEREC Crowns are Available at Premier Dental in Lee’s Summit

The CEREC system used by Dr. Caye at Premier Dental is used to create all-porcelain crowns and bridges, veneers, and fillings during one simple appointment.

Related Article: Fact or Fiction: You Can Get a CEREC Same Day Crown

Here’s what one of our patients said:

I needed a crown on a tooth that had an old filling and I had been putting it off. It started bothering me just a little, late last week. Premier Dental was able to get an appointment for me within a couple of days. I went in at 3:30PM and walked out at 5PM with the crown complete. I love the fact that they are able to take care of everything in one appointment. The crown fits perfect and there was no pain. Dr. Caye is great, I felt absolutely no pain when he went to numb me and he was very caring throughout the entire procedure. I highly recommend Dr. Caye and Premier Dental. I am planning some cosmetic work in the future.” – Karen K.

 

Dr. Stephan Caye and his friendly, experienced team at Premier Dental offer affordable family dentistry and gentle dental care in the Lee’s Summit, MO area. Our office is conveniently located off of Highway 50 and SE Blue Parkway. We offer appointment times Monday through Friday to meet your needs. At Premier Dental, we provide most dental health services, from family and general dentistry to specialty procedures, including dental implants, dentures, endodontic or root canal treatment, teeth whitening, cosmetic dentistry, emergency dental care and much more. We accept most dental insurance plans and offer affordable financial solutions for any budget. Please call us at (816) 600-6330 to schedule an appointment.

The internet tells us a lot of things. Most of us probably hop on social media every day and we see friends and family share stories, recipes, photos, and more. However, you can’t always believe what you see on the internet. Thankfully, the same cannot be said about CEREC same day crowns, also known as CEREC crowns.

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Restore Your Smile

Taking the time off work to attend multiple dental appointments to fix a broken tooth can be extremely inconvenient. Thankfully, with CEREC technology, Premier Dental offers easy, same-day crowns that eliminate the hassle of multiple appointments.

According to Dental Economics, a CEREC same day crown is one of the most researched dental procedures in history. Analysis over the materials and procedure have lived up to many years of scientific scrutiny, creating a high track record that other dental procedures are hard-pressed to compete with.

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Related Article: CEREC Crown: Fact OR Fiction?

Differences: Traditional vs. CEREC Crowns

Traditional Crowns

CEREC crowns and traditional crowns are extremely similar, with the main difference lying in the procedure methods. With traditional crowns, a dentist will assess the area of the broken tooth and take impressions of the area using a paste. Once the impressions are set, they are sent off to a lab to create a permanent crown to implant during another visit to the dentist’s office. During this waiting period, temporary crowns are usually given to the patient to wear until the permanent crown arrives.

With the traditional crown, there are multiple options for materials, such as:

  • Porcelain/ceramic
  • Metal
  • Porcelain and metal combination

 

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Many things can contribute to a missing or damaged tooth. Carbonated drinks and eating sugary foods on a consistent basis can play a disturbing role. These can result in deterioration of your teeth over time or cavities. The lack of oral hygiene after eating these foods or overall can impact the strength and health of your teeth.

Accidents or dangerous falls resulting in chipped teeth can also affect your confidence you’re your smile. However, with an experienced dental team, employing the right procedures and techniques to better your smile is possible. Premier Dental in Lee’s Summit offers their patients dealing with damaged teeth, the opportunity to have their teeth fixed in one day with a CEREC crown.

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The dental crown has been a basic staple in the dental profession’s bag of tricks for many years. Getting a crown is probably one of the most common and well known of all dental procedures.

What is a Dental Crown and Why do I Need It?

A dental crown is a type of dental restoration when a tooth-shaped cap is placed over a decayed or damaged tooth. It entirely covers the tooth above the gum line. A dental crown can make your tooth stronger and improve its appearance. For example, a crown can strengthen a tooth that has a large filling when there isn’t enough of the original tooth to actually hold the filling. A crown can also be used to cover a tooth that is discolored or badly shaped; or to cover a dental implant.

Not only is the patient’s oral health improved by restoring and strengthening a tooth with a dental crown, but it will also look beautiful, like a brand new tooth.

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