Between work and family obligations, few of us have any time in our schedules to spare. So, when a tooth becomes damaged, or develops serious decay, a dental crown that requires two to three visits to place can throw a serious wrench in things. Fortunately, to avoid piling onto your overly hectic schedule, we can create and place a crown in a single visit for our Tucson, AZ, patients.
Frequently Asked Questions About One Visit Crowns
Question: When does a smile need one?
Answer: A crown covers the visible portion of your smile. Created using strong ceramic material, they can withstand and absorb serious bite forces and pressure. We’ve placed them to repair cracked and chipped teeth, or to lengthen teeth worn down due to teeth grinding. Placement also corrects cosmetic issues with a tooth’s shape and color. Our team can repair advanced tooth decay and infection as well. If a patient has one or more missing teeth, we may employ dental restorations to secure a dental bridge, or to secure a single tooth dental implant.
Question: Do they look natural?
Answer: Yes! We create them with ceramic, a strong material that mimics the translucent nature of tooth enamel and also contains stain-resistant materials. Our team can even shade the material to ensure the completed restoration blends seamlessly with the smile. Once in place, no one should be able to tell your restoration from the rest of your smile!
Question: How do you create and place one in a single sitting?
Answer: We begin by removing structure from the tooth receiving one, which makes room for the new crown. We take detailed digital images and measurements, which we use to create a 3D model. No need for biting down on sticky molds to create traditional impressions. We upload the information into an onsite milling machine, which crafts the restoration from ceramic. Once completed, we check the fit and make any necessary adjustments, before placing it with a powerful bonding agent. The whole process only takes one visit to complete!
Question: How do I keep my new restoration bright and strong?
Answer: With routine care, your newly repaired tooth could last decades. You should see us for checkups and cleanings every six months, and take time to brush and floss daily at home. Be sure to enjoy a healthy diet and cut back on sugary foods and drinks.
Let’s Restore Your Smile
Our custom-made dental restorations can help return your smile to full function, health, and beauty. For more information on restorative dentistry, schedule a consultation with your dentist by calling Dr. Newman’s office in Tucson, AZ, today at 520-296-5439. We’re conveniently located inside the Colonial Verde Dental building, and proudly welcome the residents of all surrounding communities.