A dental crown restores a tooth's shape, size, and strength. It fully encases the visible portion of your tooth or dental implant. Once it is permanently bonded in place, only a Dentist or Specialist can remove it.
If a natural tooth-colored porcelain crown is chosen, our CEREC® CAD/CAM treatment gives patients a completed permanent crown in just one office visit. Other types of crowns require two office visits.
If the treatment of choice is a porcelain crown many treatment methods are available:
E-MAX Crowns: The E-Max crown is the newest and most expensive type of crown. It is preferred over zirconium crowns because it is tougher and more durable. It is less prone to chipping than zirconium crowns. E-MAX crowns are made from lithium desilicated ceramic, a material that has been harvested for its translucent color and durability. As a result, you get a crown that is tough and durable, but looks exactly like your other teeth. The only downside of E-MAX crowns is the cost. E-MAX crowns are the best ones out there, so it is more than worth it to spend extra.
CEREC® CAD/CAM: In just one office visit, you will have a fully completed porcelain crown. Since your crown is designed and created in our office using CEREC®CAD/CAM technology, there's no need for a temporary crown or a second visit.
A crown may be prescribed by your Dentist to: