If you find yourself faced with a serious dental emergency, such as a broken tooth or a severe fracture in one, then you may need a crown. A dental restoration helps prevent further complications, and can be designed to blend with your smile too. With advanced CAD/CAM technology, your Tucson, AZ, dentist can create one in a single visit.
Creating a Restoration in One Visit
At one time, receiving a crown meant committing to two to three visits, and a two-week period of wearing a temporary. Now, we complete the entire process onsite in one sitting. We start by removing structure from your tooth to make room for them, and then taking detailed digital images. We combine the images to create a 3D model, and then design the restoration. The information is uploaded into an onsite milling machine, which crafts the crown from ceramic. The material we use not only mimics the translucent appearance of tooth enamel, but it can also be shaded to match the color of surrounding teeth. We then take the completed restoration and place it with a powerful bonding agent!
When We Prescribe One
We may prescribe one to address damaged teeth, including cracked and chipped ones. We also lengthen teeth worn-down by teeth grinding, and correct portions of the smile that have become decayed or infected. Treatment could also address esthetic issues with the shape and color of the teeth. If you have lost one or more of them to injury or poor oral health, then custom-made dental crowns could secure a dental bridge or restore a single-tooth dental implant.
Your Dental Emergency
A dental emergency consists of any pain or injury to your teeth that isn’t life threatening. If you have damaged a tooth, then rinse with warm water and use a piece of gauze or a washcloth to stem any bleeding. The use a cold compress to the side of the face to reduce swelling., Being any pieces of the tooth with you to the office. If one is knocked-out completely, place it in a glass of milk or salt water and bring it with you. If you have pain in your tooth, rinse with warm water and take a pain reliever before seeing us. We’re ready to help address your emergency and restore the health, function, and beauty of your smile.
Do You Have Questions About Emergency Repairs?
At our Tucson, AZ, dentist’s office, our team wants to ensure your smile continues to stay strong and health for many years to come. If you have questions about improving the health, beauty, and function of your smile, contact us today to schedule a visit by calling our office at 520-296-5439.