Our Palo Alto Dentists can offer dental crown restorations for patients who have teeth that need more protection and reinforcement than a filling can provide. Think of a dental crown as a way to protect a badly damaged tooth, a kind of armor for weakened enamel.
Same Day Crowns with CEREC
A porcelain crown procedure can usually be done in one appointment with Drs. Hansen and Jurash. While the tooth is numb, the dentist will prepare the tooth by removing any decay and shaping the surface to insure the most precise fitting crown. An innovation available in the offices of some cosmetic dentists is the “Computer assisted design-Computer assisted manufacture” crown, or “CAD-CAM.” CEREC is the company that is foremost in this technology.
The crown is designed by Dr. Hansen and milled by a computer to fit your tooth precisely, thus eliminating the need for a temporary crown and a second visit. Once these details are accomplished, your new porcelain crown will be carefully placed to ensure the spacing and bite are accurate.
The Purpose of Dental Crowns
Dental Crowns are most often used to restore strength and functionality to a compromised tooth. They are frequently placed on teeth that have been treated with a root canal, or on Dental Implants. In the dental bridge procedure, crowns are used to anchor a false tooth to the teeth on either side of a missing tooth. A crown may also be used for cosmetic reasons to hide flaws like chips, cracks, or discoloration. Our Palo Alto Dentists perform crown restoration work, helping patients with worn or outdated crowns improve their appearance and function.
No matter what the reason, dental crowns are a great way to improve self-confidence and help patients become proud to show off their smiles. With advanced, lifelike dental crown materials, we are able to ensure your dental crown is indistinguishable from other teeth.
For further information please contact your Palo Alto Dentist Dr. Hansen Today at 650.326.3290.