The Convenience of Same-Day Crowns
A cracked, chipped, or decayed tooth can detract from the beauty of your smile and diminish your confidence. The solution for patients suffering from these complications is often dental crowns, which are porcelain caps that fit over a compromised tooth or are attached to a dental implant. In this way, dental crowns restore the balance of your bite and complete your smile. Gregory S. Strain, DDS Family Dentistry offers traditional and same-day crowns at their Metairie, LA, practice. Thanks to advanced technology, Dr. Strain and his team can repair your damaged tooth in just one visit without the need to refer you to an outside specialist.
Both traditional and implant-supported crowns can conceal a number of dental blemishes, such as chips or cracks.
Harnessing Advanced Technology
At Gregory S. Strain, DDS Family Dentistry, our offices are equipped with some of the latest dental technology. Our advanced E4D CAD/CAM (computer-aided design/computer-aided manufacturing) system gives us the tools to create extremely accurate restorations, including crowns, inlays, onlays, and bridges. CAD/CAM technologies allow for the planning, designing, and fabrication of a porcelain crown in our office while you wait. Same-day crowns are crafted with extreme precision and accuracy, using high-quality material such as IPS e.max® porcelain.
Benefits of Same-Day Crowns
Same-day crowns provide a number of benefits for patients with a damaged tooth. Additionally, same-day crowns do not require traditional dental impressions or a temporary restoration, which is typically worn by patients between visits while they wait for their restoration to be made. The porcelain used to make same-day crowns is also extremely lifelike, mimicking the way natural tooth enamel appears. This material is extremely strong and durable, and, with the right care, can last for many years to come. Patients who may be better suited for a traditional crown will find that these crowns also boast durable and lifelike porcelain that matches their natural teeth. Your dentist can help determine which option is best for you during your initial consultation.
Our traditional and same-day dental crowns can help restore your dental health and confidence in your smile.
Creating Your Same-Day Crown
The fabrication of your same-day crown is a multi-step process that is usually completed in a matter of hours. To begin, the doctor will use a specialized scanning technology to take detailed impressions of your tooth, which are then sent to the milling machine. Your custom restoration is then crafted to the precise dimensions of your tooth with dental-grade ceramic that precisely matches the shade of your natural enamel.
When the restoration is ready, your dentist will prepare your tooth by removing any damaged dental tissue. Using strong dental adhesives, the restoration will then be bonded in place. Your dentist will check your bite to ensure that the restoration is a precise fit and allows you to chew and speak without any problems. Once this is complete, you can leave our office with a new restoration that blends seamlessly with the rest of your smile.
Restore Your Smile with a Dental Crown
If you have a tooth that is damaged or decayed to the point that you require a dental crown, please reach out to our practice today. Our traditional and same-day dental crowns can help restore your dental health and confidence in your smile. You can also call our Metairie office at (504) 838-8118 to speak to a member of our knowledgeable staff.