Types of Dental Crowns
You may have chipped or broken your tooth at some point and postponed treatment. If you are wondering whether a solution exists, dental crowns are the best answer! Dental crowns can provide people with a long-term solution for damaged teeth. This solution doesn’t just have an aesthetic advantage but many other benefits relating to hygiene. Dental crowns can prevent bacteria accumulation and promote a better lifestyle by reducing food restrictions.
At Perrinville Family Dentistry, Gary J. Jacky, DMD and can provide you with a consultation and examination, guiding you through the process from day one of placing dental crowns to the final stretch.
History of Dental Crown Materials
You’d be surprised to know that dental crowns go back to 200 AD. In that era, people used gold, ivory, and bones to make dental crowns. This continued until the 19th century.
By the 20th century, advancements in dental research birthed the famous “jacket crown,” which was a crown made of ceramic. This could be placed on top of a tooth like a jacket. The benefits of ceramic crowns were endless. However, this material was prone to cracking. Soon, ceramic was replaced by the popular porcelain material. Dentists were known to combine this material with metal to increase durability. Today, the most popular variations of dental crowns are porcelain fused to metal.
What are Same Day Crowns?
Same day crowns are different from traditional crowns. The same day crown is placed in one single appointment with our dentists. You can visit for a consultation, get your teeth examined, and receive a 3D image of your teeth. This is followed by a process that incorporates a CEREC machine to create the crown. The second step is placement. Our experienced dentists can form the crown, prepare you for the procedure, and bind it with your tooth in one day! Same day crowns are a great alternative for people who want to save time.
The procedure involves one of the most convenient kinds of crowns. You don’t need to wait days for your crown to be created and placed into your jaw. You just need one visit. These crowns also require much less aftercare and recovery time. The procedure is much easier and is more comfortable than the traditional procedure. The best part is that you can avoid that awkward in-between phase with temporary crowns.
If you have decided to opt for same day crowns, remember that they may require you to take a lot of care of them over time. CEREC crowns are made from ceramic, unlike the porcelain material discussed above. Thus, they must be handled with care.
Your Dental Crowns Await You
Are you ready for that first appointment? Visit Perrinville Family Dentistry or call (425) 616-0620
to book a consultation. If you need an immediate solution to a chipped or damaged tooth, our same day crowns might be what you are looking for. Dental crowns can help you regain that bright smile. One appointment can make a difference! Step in and begin your journey to a perfect smile.