DENTAL CROWNS ARE USED IN A NUMBER OF DENTAL PROCEDURES. From protection to repair, dental crowns are an effective way to restore your smile and keep your mouth healthy. Dr. Stewart, a dental crown and cosmetic dentist in San Antonio, offers his patients a dental crown procedure that is more comfortable and less time consuming by using the CEREC method.
Dental crowns can protect teeth that are weak or cracked and in danger of breaking by forming a protective layer around the tooth. If a tooth has already broken, has a large filling, or is naturally misshapen or discolored, a dental crown can also be used to fill and fix, even if it’s only a cosmetic issue. Dental crowns are also used with dental bridges and dental implants to form and support other teeth in the mouth.
To provide a natural looking smile, porcelain crowns are used. The porcelain gives a translucent effect similar to your teeth, allowing the dental crown to blend with the rest of your smile. Porcelain crowns also have the added benefit of being very strong; creating a dental crown that will last.
San Antonio dentist Dr. Stewart loves using the CEREC method of creating porcelain crowns because his patients love it.Typically, porcelain crowns are done in multiple office visits. After a tooth impression is taken, a dental lab makes the porcelain dental crown while you wear temporary crown and wait a couple weeks. CEREC crowns are done completely in-office, allowing your complete procedure to be done on the spot while reducing discomfort. CEREC crowns are beautiful and reduce the number of visits you have to make to our San Antonio office.
IF DAVID LETTERMAN HAD BEEN DR. STEWART’S PATIENT, THE DENTAL CROWN PROCEDURE WOULD HAVE BEEN DONE IN ONE SITTING! It would have been worth the plane trip to our San Antonio office.
The procedure for receiving CEREC crowns is straightforward. An infrared camera takes images of your damaged tooth, sending them directly to the CEREC machine, creating 3-D images of your teeth. Your CEREC crowns are then milled inside the machine right there in Dr. Stewart’s office in San Antonio, providing him with the ability TO COMPLETE YOUR PROCEDURE THAT SAME DAY! No annoying impression trays, no waiting for a lab somewhere else, and no uncomfortable temporary crown.
To find out how Dr. Stewart’s dental crown or other cosmetic dentistry procedures can benefit you, give our San Antonio office a call at 210-428-6535. He will help you understand the benefits of the different types of dental crowns, including traditional porcelain crowns and same-day CEREC porcelain crowns.