Dental crowns are protective, natural-looking, tooth-shaped coverings that shield a structurally flawed tooth from further harm. Crowns fully engulf the visible portion of the tooth and can be used to restore or alter the shape and size of the tooth as well as lend it unwavering support. Your tooth will be fitted for a crown, and then the restoration will be milled in office with our CEREC machine. Dental crowns can be used in conjunction with dental implants for an even better functioning, natural-looking smile.
Reasons for Receiving a Dental Crown
At Lexington Heights Dental, we create beautiful, durable dental crowns that can blend in with your smile. However, you may wonder what we use dental crowns for and if you need one. Some of the most common reasons for receiving a dental crown including the following:
- To protect a tooth following root canal treatment
- To anchor and attach a dental bridge
- To cover and complete a dental implant
- To enhance the beauty of your smile
- To improve a misshapen tooth
- To strengthen a tooth that is fractured or weakened
- To support a large filling when little natural tooth structure remains
CEREC Same-Day Dental Crowns
Most dental crown placement procedures require two office visits with about two weeks between each appointment. The reason for this is because a dental team needs to prepare your teeth and send an impression of them to a dental lab for the creation of the crown. This means you have to wear a temporary restoration for two weeks until you visit a dental office for yet another appointment where they will place the crown. However, you do not have to deal with multiple appointments and a long wait time when you see Dr. Lohner and Dr. Jimmer because we offer CEREC same-day dental crowns.
CEREC is a type of CAD/CAM technology system created for dentists so they can produce dental crowns in one appointment right in the office. We do so by first taking a digital scan of your mouth, which the CEREC software uses to create a 3D image of your crown. This image is sent to the CEREC milling unit, a 3D printer that produces the restoration from a ceramic block. Once this is done, we can place the crown in your mouth. By creating restorations right in our office, we save our patients time and money.
Contact Our Dentists to Receive a Crown
You can protect your smile when you visit our office for restorations that improve dental health. Call us today if you would like to learn more about our CEREC same-day dental crowns in Cedar Hills, Utah. We also serve patients from throughout the neighboring areas, including Lehi, American Fork, Pleasant Grove, Highland, Alpine and Orem, Utah.