Do you have a worn or damaged tooth? Create a functional, even bite with a dental crown. Crowns are tooth-colored caps that cover weakened teeth after root canal treatment, complete single dental implants, and protect damaged teeth. We provide dental crown treatment in Tulsa, OK, using CEREC technology to customize crowns for each patient. Discover more about how crowns can restore your smile. We also provide additional restorative dentistry services in our Tulsa, OK, office.
Dental Crown Treatment in Tulsa, OK
Traditional porcelain crown treatment requires two visits to your dentist. During the first visit, the dentist prepares your teeth for the procedure. Then, they take an impression of your teeth and send it to a lab, along with the design specifications. At that point, you’re fitted with a temporary crown to protect your tooth while waiting for the lab to finish your permanent crown. Once the lab completes its work, your crown is shipped to your dentist. During your second visit, your temporary crown is removed, and the permanent one is bonded into place.
You might have to go several weeks with a temporary crown, which is rarely as comfortable as a permanent one. Fortunately, modern technology helps you avoid all the problems with the traditional placement of crowns.
Advantages of CEREC Crowns
CAD/CAM technology changes everything. We utilize CEREC (Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramic), which uses computer-aided design and computer-aided manufacturing (CAD/CAM) to create dental crowns.
Once we prepare your tooth, we will coat it with a safe, tasteless powder. Then, we will take 3-D images of your tooth and the surrounding structure with a special intraoral camera. The CAD software allows us to take those images and customize a precise restoration to fit your mouth and smile perfectly.
Not only that, but the computer mills the block of porcelain right there during your first (and only) crown appointment using CAM technology. There is no need to send anything away to a lab, so you will not have to take any further time out of your busy schedule for a second appointment. Nor will you have to wear a temporary crown.
See the Difference with CEREC
If you’d like to see if you are a candidate for a CEREC crown, you may call our office at 918-347-1114 or request a dental appointment online.