Crowns and Bridges
 



A crown is a type of dental restoration that completely caps or encircles a tooth or dental implant. Crowns are often needed when a large cavity threatens the ongoing health of a tooth.They are typically bonded to the tooth using dental cement. Crowns can be made from many materials, which are usually fabricated using indirect methods. Crowns are often used to improve the strength or appearance of teeth. While unarguably beneficial to dental health, the procedure and materials can be relatively expensive.

The most common method of crowning a tooth involves using a dental impression of a prepared tooth by a dentist to fabricate the crown outside of the mouth. The crown can then be inserted at a subsequent dental appointment. Using this indirect method of tooth restoration allows use of strong restorative materials requiring time-consuming fabrication methods requiring intense heat, such as casting metal or firing porcelain, which would not be possible to complete inside the mouth. Because of the expansion properties, the relatively similar material costs, and the aesthetic benefits, many patients choose to have their crown fabricated with gold.

Crowns in a Day!

As new technology and materials science has evolved, computers are increasingly becoming a part of crown

and bridge fabrication, such as in CEREC Dentistry. The CEREC method of fabricating all-ceramic restorations is by electronically capturing and storing a photographic image of the prepared tooth and, using computer technology, crafting a 3D restoration design that conforms to all the necessary specifications of the proposed inlay, onlay or single-unit crown; there is no impression. After selecting the proper features and making various decisions on the computerized model, the dentist directs the computer to send the information to a local milling machine. This machine will then use its specially designed diamond burs to mill the restoration from a solid ingot of a ceramic of pre-determined shade to match the patient's tooth. After about 20 minutes, the restoration is complete, and the dentist sections it from the remainder of the unmilled ingot and tries it in the mouth. If the restoration fits well, the dentist can cement the restoration immediately.

Typically, over 95% of the restorations made using Dental CEREC and Vita Mark I and Mark II blocks are still clinically successful after 5 years.Further, at least 90% of restorations still function successfully after 10 years.Advantages of the Mark II blocks over ceramic blocks include: they wear down as fast as natural teeth,their failure loads are very similar to those of natural teeth, and the wear pattern of Mark II against enamel is similar to that of enamel against enamel.

****We are happy to announce that we have recently upgraded our CEREC system to better serve our patients!! This new upgrade allows us to more precisely engineer a crown with significantly less wait time. A single crown can be milled in as little as 5 minutes. All of these new advantages make it easier for our patients to receive quick, efficient dental care that fits around their busy lives.
                                             Cerec Crowns in just a day!!





 
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