Over time, our teeth begin to weaken and become more susceptible to problems such as decay, cracks or discoloration. Crowns are used to renew the appearance and function of a tooth. Crowns are not limited to just replacing the original tooth, but can be designed to create an even better aesthetic appearance. Crowns are often used in conjunction with root canal therapy, dental implants or as an anchor for a bridge.
Crowns are traditionally made from porcelain in order to maintain strength and a natural appearance.
While the traditional process of placing a crown may take 1-2 office visits, our dentists use CEREC technology to make high quality dental restorations in one patient visit.
This system allows us to make precise restorations that look great, fit perfectly and can last for many years in one single visit, saving considerable time and costs to the international patient.
The single visit will entail the following procedure:
• X-rays are taken to check the roots of the tooth receiving the crown. If the tooth has extensive decay or there is a risk of infection, a root canal treatment may be performed first.
• Anesthesia is used to numb the area to eliminate pain. The tooth that is receiving the crown will be shaped to make room for the crown
• A 3-D camera is used to take a scan of the teeth, which takes around 1-2 mins
• The crown is designed on the computer and milled in real time
• The crown is fitted on the patient to see if it fits properly
• The crown is stained, glazed and fired in the oven
• The crown is permanently cemented in
The process is as straight forward as it sounds, in one single session up to 32 crowns can be designed and fitted!