As a cavity worsens, the damage to your tooth can spread. Eventually, the harm will be significant enough to ensure that treatment with a dental filling is no longer an option. In a situation like this, or in one where your dentist has to address a physical injury, a dental crown will be able to provide more support for the tooth. At our Sheridan, WY dentist’s office, treatment with dental crowns is made more convenient for patients because we have CEREC technology at our practice. While other locations can require multiple visits to successfully place a permanent crown, we have the technology at our office to design and make your crown on-site.
Seek Treatment Promptly If Your Tooth Is Injured
If your tooth is injured, or if you think a cavity might be the cause for recent discomfort, seek treatment as soon as you can. While our dental enamel is a remarkably strong substance, its ability to heal from problems is limited. Because of this, an injury or cavity will not be resolved through natural healing. In fact, the problem can worsen in the time you wait to seek care!
Placing A Same-Day Dental Crown
CEREC technology provides us with the necessary equipment to measure a tooth, digitally create your crown, and produce it so that it can be placed on your tooth in just one day. The different steps in planning are important, as they ensure that your restoration is a good cosmetic match, and also confirms that it will be the right shape and size to support it. As part of the planning process, we will make sure that the color of your ceramic crown matches neighboring teeth, which ensures cosmetic support as well as protection for the tooth.
What To Expect After Your Treatment Is Complete
When your custom dental crown is placed, you can be excited to see how it matches your smile, and comfortable with your ability to put pressure on it. The goal of any restorative dental procedure is to make sure that you have the ability to bite and chew the way you did before, and to make sure the tooth is safe against further harm. The treatment is also meant to be a permanent form of protection. If you have concerns about a crown that you have already received, bring the matter up so that your dentist can determine if a replacement is needed.
Talk To Your Sheridan, WY Dentist’s Office About Receiving A Crown For Your Injured Tooth
At our Sheridan, WY dentist’s office, patients who suffer dental injuries or problems with cavities can reach out to us for quality care. If you wish to learn more about how we can help you, please contact Grinnell Street Dental in Sheridan, WY by calling 307-672-7567.