A dental crown is a tooth-shaped "cap" that is placed over a tooth -- to cover the tooth. It restores a tooth's shape, size, strength, and improves its appearance. The crowns, when cemented into place, fully encase the entire visible portion of a tooth that lies at and above the gum line
Crowns are used in many different applications. Typically, the tooth has been broken or severely damaged by decay. As a result, a filling cannot replace enough of the tooth or make the tooth strong enough. A crown may also hold together parts of a cracked tooth or be used to hold a bridge in place. Crowns can be used to improve appearance as well. They may be placed to cover misshapen or badly discolored teeth.
At Avon Village Family Dentistry, we are proud to offer CEREC restorations for many of these situations. With this exciting technology, a model of each patient's teeth is made using a digital video camera. The crown is designed on the computer and sent to a milling machine right in our office. These crowns are beautiful, long-lasting, and replicate the natural anatomy and function of a tooth. Best of all, the entire process is completed in ONE visit!
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