When the tooth structure is damaged, it may need more than a filling or inlay to protect it from further damage. The pressure when chewing requires extensive strength to prevent a damaged tooth from crumbling. When substantial damage occurs to the tooth, the best solution may be a dental crown. Our team at Hollon Dental offers dental crowns to restore damaged teeth at our office in Mobile, AL.
A dental crown is a protective covering for a tooth. Also called “caps,” dental crowns fit over the tooth and are bonded into place to restore the tooth function and appearance. Dental crowns can be made from a variety of materials, from metals like silver and gold to ceramic or porcelain. In the past, a physical mold was made of the tooth and then sent to a dental lab to create the dental crown. Now, there are more efficient options available to create dental crowns the same day, without the uncomfortable mold process.
At Hollon Dental, we have the CEREC technology to design and create same day dental crowns onsite. We can use our 3D imaging to create a digital mold of the tooth and use our 3D printer to create the crown while you wait. This eliminates the need to create a temporary crown and a second visit to take off the temporary crown and add the permanent dental crown.
Restore Cracked or Damaged Teeth
There are many situations where one of our dentists may recommend a dental crown to restore a damaged tooth. A broken or cracked tooth from an injury or accident may be best repaired with a dental crown. Other situations may include after root canal therapy or if you have large fillings in a tooth. A dental crown can protect the tooth and prevent structural damage. Dental crowns are also used for cosmetic purposes or for missing tooth replacement when attached to dental bridges or a dental implant.
If you have a damaged tooth that needs a dental crown or need a dental crown for any reason, come see us at Hollon Dental. We offer beautiful, lasting dental crowns at our office in Mobile, AL.