A dental crown is an excellent restorative option to improve a moderately to severely damaged tooth’s strength, function, and aesthetics. A tooth crown is an artificial cap or cover placed over your natural tooth to reinforce and protect it from further damage.
Like many people, you probably don’t like going to the dentist repeatedly. While getting traditional crowns requires at least two dental appointments, CEREC crown has changed the game, allowing you to get a dental crown in a single appointment.
CEREC technology is a relatively new trend that allows dental professionals to make same-day crowns using 3D technology. You no longer have to make multiple dental appointments, wear a temporary crown, or wait weeks to get your customized crown. A CEREC crown is designed, fabricated, and fitted in a single appointment.
It is a convenient option for dental patients with busy schedules or severe dental anxiety or phobia around dental environments. For dentists, the CEREC crowns help complete treatments quickly and efficiently. However, it’s worth noting that CEREC crowns can only contain ceramic. Traditional crowns can contain porcelain, composite, gold, zirconia, and glass ionomer.
Usually, the tooth underneath the crown shouldn’t darken or turn black. Commonly, tooth discoloration under a crown often indicates tooth decay resulting from an ill-fitting or damaged crown. Other reasons for discoloration would be a stain caused by a previous treatment like a root canal or dental filling.
However, a black line or discoloration near the gum line can form due to metal corrosion from an old porcelain-fused-to-metal crown. Regardless of why your teeth turn dark, you should see your dentist immediately, especially if the discoloration is accompanied by pain or sensitivity.
Getting a traditional dental crown typically takes at least two appointments. The steps include:
With CEREC crowns, the tooth is prepared, and the crown is made and fitted on a single appointment. The steps include:
Do you have dental imperfections like chips, breaks, decay, and deep stains? A dental crown can help repair your tooth and prevent further damage. Contact New Vision Dentistry to book a consultation with our dentist in Citrus Heights.