We offer restorative dental crowns here at Providence Smiles to help repair severe levels of tooth damage or other oral health injuries. Our team will help Dr. Kwame Gyampo customize the best possible match for your teeth and provide your restorations all in one day. If you would like to learn more about our same-day dental crowns in Durham, North Carolina, please call us today at 919-682-4861 and set up a visit with our dentist!
A New Smile in Just One Visit
Traditionally, dental crowns require two appointments to complete. However, our office uses advanced CAD/CAM technology to complete your dental crown in a single visit, allowing you to leave our office with a renewed smile. This imaging system allows our dentist to design, create and place your crown in a matter of minutes, saving you time and discomfort.
Walk Out With Your New Smile
When you receive a same-day dental crown, our dentist will:
- Thoroughly examine your teeth to determine if a crown is right for you
- Remove any weakened, decayed or broken tooth material
- Capture a digital picture of your mouth
- Convert the picture into a 3D model
- Create your crown based off of the model
- Mill the crown from a block of tooth-colored material
- Place the crown in your mouth and check that it fits properly before bonding it in place
How are these different from traditional dental crowns?
There are several differences between traditional dental crowns and same-day dental crowns, including:
- Restores your oral function immediately — Traditional crowns have a waiting period between appointments, and you may need to wear a temporary crown while you wait for a dental lab to create your final crown. Temporaries often require you to be careful about eating and speaking to prevent them from falling off. A same-day crown eliminates this wait time and allows you to return to normal life immediately after leaving our office.
- Prevents injury — Temporary crowns do not always fit in your mouth and can come loose, causing injury or other problems.
- Often saves you money — Multiple appointments and temporary crowns cost money, even with insurance. By reducing the number of visits and eliminating the need for temporary crowns, we will help you save money. Fewer appointments also means less time off work.
- Increases comfort — Temporary crowns often cause discomfort. A same-day crown is custom-made to fit your tooth perfectly, preventing discomfort by immediately restoring your oral health and smile.
- Prevents decay and other problems — Temporary crowns sometimes come off, which increases your risk of tooth decay. A same-day crown will work to protect your tooth and help you maintain better oral health.
How do I care for my new crown?
Dental crowns are highly versatile and can treat a wide range of cosmetic and restorative issues to help you regain your oral health and smile. When properly cared for, a crown can last for many years. Knowing how to prevent damage and keep your crown in good condition is key to maintaining your restoration. Here are a few tips to help you care for your new crown:
- Avoid sticky and hard foods — Crowns are durable and strong, but they can still be damaged. Chewing on ice or hard candies can chip, crack or break your crown. Sticky and chewing foods can also cause problems, weakening or loosening your crown or causing sticky bits of food to be trapped between your crown and your gums.
- Brush and floss regularly as directed by our dentist — Your crown may be a prosthetic, but the tooth underneath it still requires routine care to remain healthy and strong. You will need to brush at least twice each day to remove plaque and keep the crown looking its best. We also recommend that you continue to floss daily to remove food debris and other decay-causing factors from your mouth.
- Break or avoid developing bad oral habits — Bad habits such as biting your nails; chewing on pencils, ice and other hard objects; grinding your teeth; and using your teeth to open bottle caps or other hard objects will cause damage to both natural teeth and dental crowns. If you are having trouble breaking these habits, speak with our dentist and team. We may be able to offer suggestions on improving your oral habits.
- Use a night guard — Many people grind and clench their teeth while asleep. Night guards work to protect your teeth while you sleep, preventing damage to your teeth and crowns so that you can maintain a healthy, beautiful smile. Your night guard will be designed to fit your mouth comfortably.
- Visit our dentist regularly — Make and keep your regular appointments for cleanings and exams every six months. This allows our dentist to monitor your oral health, provide preventive care and determine if any additional treatments are needed. During these appointments, we will also check your crowns to make sure that they are properly bonded to your teeth, are in good condition and are functioning properly for you.
What else can dental crowns be used for?
Our dentist may recommend a dental crown for a number of restorative and aesthetic purposes, such as:
- Protecting a tooth following root canal treatment
- Anchoring and attaching a dental bridge
- Covering and completing a dental implant
- Enhancing the appearance of your smile
- Improving misshapen teeth
- Strengthening teeth that are fractured or weak
- Supporting a tooth with a large filling and little remaining natural tooth structure
Our dentist will evaluate the damage to your teeth during your consultation to determine if you would benefit from a dental crowns.
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