About Dental Crowns
A dental crown is a permanent covering that fits over an original tooth that is either decayed, damaged or cracked. Dental crowns are made of a variety of different materials such as porcelain, gold, acrylic resin or a mix of these materials. When possible, Dr. Caves uses porcelain for these restorations because of its natural appearance.
Same Day Dental Crowns
Dr. Caves has incorporated the latest technology into his office to give patients the option of "Crown in a Day". The CEREC technology digitally maps the tooth and creates a porcelain dental crown in a single visit, so there is no waiting, no temporaries and no worrying about how the final restoration will fit, feel and look.
Changes to the fit and color of the dental crown can be made while you wait, before you even leave the office. Our patients love this advanced technology because it saves the time and money of multiple visits. And the quality of the restorations is amazing. CEREC dental crowns are virtually indistinguishable from natural teeth, made of high quality dental porcelain.
How To Care For Dental Crowns
Once the tooth crown procedure is complete, proper dental hygiene, including daily brushing and flossing, is required to maintain healthy restoration. Dental crowns are susceptible to decay around the margins, so brushing and flossing is very important to ensure their longevity.
A dental crown will last for many years, even a lifetime if cared for properly.
Ceramic tooth crowns are very durable and highly resistant to stains from foods and drinks.