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Dental Crowns In Fairfield, CA

What Are Dental Crowns?

A dental crown is a dental cap designed to resemble a tooth, which dentists utilize to repair weakened, damaged, or decayed teeth. It is fitted over the entire tooth, much like a well-fitting cap. To ensure a proper fit, a dentist will have to remove a small portion of enamel before securing the crown in position. Once securely bonded, dental crowns completely cover the whole visible part of a tooth situated at and above the gumline.

When Is A Dental Crown Necessary?

A dental crown might be required in the following circumstances:

  1. To safeguard a fragile tooth, such as one with decay, from breaking or to keep parts of a cracked tooth together.
  2. To repair a broken tooth or one that has experienced significant wear.
  3. To provide coverage and support for a tooth with a large filling when minimal tooth structure remains.
  4. To anchor a dental bridge.
  5. To conceal misshapen or heavily discolored teeth.
  6. To cover a dental implant.
  7. To enhance aesthetics through cosmetic alterations.

Smile Time Dental Offers CEREC Dental Crowns

In dentistry, CEREC stands for Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics. This system employs computer-aided design and computer-aided manufacturing (CAD/CAM) to create dental restoration materials. This cutting-edge technology is capable of designing crowns, dental implants, fixed bridges, inlays and onlays, veneers, dentures, and some orthodontic devices.

Dentists are now able to produce dental crowns using various materials, such as metal, porcelain, ceramic, and resin. CEREC crowns, however, are crafted from highly durable ceramic. Utilizing computer-assisted technology available in the dental office, these crowns can be designed, fabricated, and placed within a single appointment.

At Smile Time Dental, we provide CEREC® tooth rejuvenation throughout the greater Sacramento area. We use CAD technology and years of training and experience in crown design. The procedure is easy and simple:

  • A simple exam to determine that CEREC® is the correct option for your filling or crown. 
  • Once approved the doctor will remove all of the damage and weak areas of the tooth. 
  • A camera known as an omnicam is used along with a special powder to take a 3D image of your tooth.
  • The image is uploaded into the CEREC® software, which mills the ceramic piece to perfectly fit your tooth. 
  • The CEREC® dental machine mills out a piece of ceramic to the specified shape is needed to be adhered to the tooth. 
  • After the tooth is constructed the dentist will stain it to a color close to your teeth and bake it to create a shiny glaze. 
  • The dentist will then adhere the crown to the damaged tooth.

Same Day Crowns

At Smile Time Dental, we are proud to offer innovative CEREC same-day dental crowns for our patients. With our state-of-the-art CEREC technology, you no longer have to endure long waits or multiple visits for high-quality, custom-fit dental crowns. This sophisticated system allows us to design, create, and place crowns in just one appointment, transforming your smile in a matter of hours. We understand how valuable your time is, and with CEREC, we respect your schedule without compromising on precision, quality, or your overall dental health. At Smile Time Dental, we are revolutionizing the way dental crowns are delivered, providing you with the quickest path to a healthier, more beautiful smile.

Taking Care Of Your Crowns

Maintaining a proper oral health routine will prolong the life of your CEREC® crown. Start by ensuring a correct fit for your crown; if it needs adjustment, schedule an appointment immediately.

To care for your crown effectively:

  •  Avoid hot or high-sugar beverages and foods as they may cause increased sensitivity.
  • Floss gently around the crowned tooth to keep it securely in place.
  • Wear a mouthguard if you experience clenching or grinding.
  •  Limit sticky foods as they can dislodge or shift crowns.
  • Decrease tobacco and coffee consumption to preserve the crown’s luster and color.
  • Schedule dental cleanings every six months.

In addition to these tips, follow any specific recommendations from your dentist.

The highly precise CEREC® procedure ensures that your tooth is as good as new, and in some cases, it is even considered superior to alternative dental crown options. Most CEREC® prosthetics can last over 15 years! Our dental team takes pride in restoring the damaged tooth to its perfect shape, shade, and fit for your mouth and preferences.

5 Signs You Need Dental Crowns

Here Are Some Signs:

  • Cracked or Chipped Teeth
  • Severe Tooth Decay
  • Undesirable Appearance of Teeth
  • Large Fillings
  • Previous Root Canal Procedure

5 Signs You Need Dental Crowns

Here Are Some Signs:

  • Cracked or Chipped Teeth
  • Severe Tooth Decay
  • Undesirable Appearance of Teeth
  • Large Fillings
  • Previous Root Canal Procedure

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Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, each crown is individually customized, color-matched, and conforms to the curves of your teeth.

With proper care and maintenance, crowns can last at least 15 years, and it’s not uncommon for them to last 20+ years. The materials used to build your crown is very durable and similar in strength and hardness to your enamel, so you can expect your crown to last a very long time.
During the crown procedure, we will numb your mouth to ensure you don’t feel any discomfort when your tooth is trimmed to make room for your crown. Smile Time Dental offers sedation dentistry options to ensure that you feel completely safe and comfortable during your appointment at Smile Time Dental.
You can care for your dental crown just like a natural tooth. Brush twice a day and floss once a day, and make sure to visit Smile Time Dental for an oral exam and teeth cleaning every six months.
While crowns are usually used for restorative dentistry, they can also be used as a cosmetic treatment in some cases. For example, severely misshapen teeth may not be treatable with dental bonding or veneers and may require a dental crown.