One of the most commonly performed, and misunderstood, dental procedures is the dental crown. Teeth that become injured, damaged, cracked, broken, or misshapen are often repaired using dental crowns. A crown restores the appearance, shape, and function of a damaged natural tooth without the need for extraction.
Ridgetop Dental is a Sterling, VA dental practice offering same-day restorative dental crowns to patients using CEREC technology. This means patients can restore their smile on the same day!
How Do Dental Crowns Work?
A dental crown is secured to and sits on top of a damaged tooth to protect the sensitive tissues inside. Once the damaged tooth has been prepared, the crown is cemented on top to keep the natural tooth intact.
Crowns are made of porcelain, resin, or other composite material durable enough to withstand the force of chewing. The crown becomes a permanent part of the tooth once it is cemented to your natural tooth.
When Are Dental Crowns Used?
Dentists use dental crowns to restore an injured or damaged tooth, or for other reasons:
- Misshapen teeth
- Decayed teeth
- Discolored teeth
- Decayed tooth
- Dental implant restoration
- After a root canal
Same-Day Crowns in Northern VA
In the past, dental crowns were only designed in a lab with a significant waiting period. Now, Ridgetop Dental offers same-day dental crowns using digital pictures of your mouth and a special machine. This technology is called CEREC, and it offers several benefits to patients:
- High-quality porcelain and zirconia materials create durable, comfortable, and aesthetically pleasing results.
- Digital impressions of the mouth provide more accurate treatment planning and less discomfort than other methods
- Restorations are completed in one office visit, eliminating the need for uncomfortable temporary crowns
Schedule a Consultation
Living in discomfort with a damaged tooth or a temporary crown is a thing of the past with CEREC. You can have a more comfortable, healthier smile with same-day dental crowns. Schedule a consultation with Ridgetop Dental in Sterling, VA to learn more about whether same-day dental crowns are right for you!