A tooth crown is an important general dentistry restoration for rebuilding and protecting damaged and vulnerable teeth. Tooth-colored porcelain crowns maintain the natural, attractive appearance of your smile while restoring the full function and durability of your teeth.
What is the difference between a filling and a dental crown?
A tooth-colored filling is a minor general dentistry procedure that is performed primarily to contain small areas of decay on a variety of tooth surfaces. A filling is done in just minutes with the application of a tooth-colored resin that hardens with the help of a special lamp. A dental crown, most often used on teeth that have suffered significant damage or decay, fits over the biting surfaces of a tooth and completely covers the visible part of enamel. Dental crowns are fabricated at our in-house lab, or right in our office with the use of E4D CAD/CAM technology.
Why do you prefer tooth-colored ceramic crowns for your patients?
At Steve Walton, DDS, we provide the best materials that will help restorations weather the wear-and-tear that comes from daily use. We prefer ceramic dental crowns to metal because they look very natural, bond well to enamel, and strengthen and protect teeth for many years.
Are dental crowns an affordable procedure?
Dental Crowns in Columbus and Upper Arlington, Steve Walton DDS crowns are a more involved procedure than bonding or tooth-colored fillings. If a dental crown is needed to repair structural damage, your insurance may cover part of the cost. If the crown is recommended for cosmetic purposes only, you may not be covered. Our Aurora cosmetic dentists want to make sure our services are affordable to all patients. To help you pay for your dental crown or other procedure, we offer several payment plan options.
Are dental crowns a permanent tooth repair?
How long a dental crown lasts will depend on a few factors. Our experienced cosmetic dentists who have done many crown procedures will be able to create and bond a very high quality dental crown. You can keep your crown intact by practicing good dental hygiene, scheduling regular checkups, and using caution when biting extremely hard foods. We use strong, durable ceramic materials for the creation of dental crowns, and our dentists have a long history of placing successful, durable dental crowns for Columbus, Ohio patients.
How can I find out more about the benefits of dental crowns?
You can have all of your questions about dental crowns answered for free during a one-on-one smile makeover consultation with an Steve Walton DDS. We are happy to share our dental crown photos with you as we discuss the procedure, the fees, and the results that you can achieve.
Same-Day Porcelain Crowns are great for:
– Replacing a worn out, broken dental filling
– Restoring and protecting broken, damaged or worn teeth
– Restoring a tooth after root canal
– Restoring beautiful teeth and a great smile
– Protecting a tooth that has become decayed
Dental crowns are an effective way to provide strength, durability and stability when restoring your teeth. They are often included in a smile makeover to comprehensively improve the appearance of your smile.
Our all-porcelain dental crowns have many advantages and are a great way to restore your teeth without negatively affecting the appearance of your smile. Porcelain crowns are matched to the color of your teeth, and they have a translucence and other properties that make them look just like your natural teeth. In the hands of our experienced cosmetic dentists, crowns can be seamlessly incorporated into your smile.
In certain cases, depending on the specific problem with your tooth or teeth, we can perform same-day tooth crowns. You can come in for a single appointment, in which we will create tooth impressions, make the crown and place the crown. We do so using CEREC technology.
CEREC is computer-aided technology our dentists use right at the treatment chair. The CEREC allows our dentists to take impressions of your teeth digitally. The digital impression is used by the machine to design and manufacture your tooth crown. The entire process is completed in our office in about an hour and a half to two hours. But not all teeth make good candidates for the one-day process, and our dentists may need to complete your crown treatment over a couple of appointments.