Same-Day Dental Crowns
Same-Day Dental Crowns in Ferris, TX
At Ferris Family Dentistry, we provide natural-looking porcelain crowns using CEREC (Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics) technology to create your custom dental restorations in just one visit. We also offer a variety of restoration crown options to fit your budget and lifestyle.
What are Dental Crowns?
Dental crowns fit over your natural teeth after the tooth has been shaped to accept the crown.
You may need a crown or crowns for the following reasons:
- Cracked tooth
- Large Cavity
- After root canal therapy
- Existing crown failure
- Worn fillings
When fillings begin to break down, they are no longer serving their original purpose, and it is often a good idea to make a crown. A crown will provide protection for a damaged tooth.
Types of Dental Crowns
The three most commonly recommended crowns are; porcelain, porcelain fused to metal, ceramic, and gold.
Gold Dental Restorations
Historically, gold restorations last the longest. Gold is most similar to your natural tooth structure in hardness and the way it expands and contracts. Gold restorations do not tarnish, and they do not wear down the other teeth they contact. They typically require less removal of the natural tooth. Gold is ideal for the back teeth where it is less visible in the smile line. Most dentists would agree that the best restoration material is gold.
Advantages: These crowns are ideally suited to people who prefer something that has a natural appearance. They are made from a thinner material which results in a lighter crown. Porcelain crowns are kind to the natural gum tissue.
Disadvantages: This type of crown is lifelike and pleasant to look at; however, it is less durable than other crowns, making it more prone to cracking or breaking. The refinement needed to produce these crowns makes them more challenging to fit. They require a high degree of expertise which increases their cost.
Advantages: This crown is prepared with a metal shell, and then a porcelain veneer is fused onto that shell, giving the crown a natural appearance. Patients commonly prefer this crown as it gives the restored tooth a natural look. The underlying metal fused with the porcelain provides stability and strength to the crown. It is the second strongest crown in comparison to the gold crown and has a better success rate.
Disadvantages: Restoring teeth with porcelain fused to metal requires a large portion of the tooth structure to be removed. This type of crown can make the gums more vulnerable to gingival inflammation and wear down the neighboring teeth.
The Same-Day Difference (CEREC)
Traditional porcelain dental crowns usually require a two or three-visit process to complete. But CEREC dental crowns at Ferris Family Dentistry can be designed, created, and placed in just one day! CEREC single visit crown treatments are incredibly predictable and save our patients valuable time when it comes to addressing functional or cosmetic dental concerns without sacrificing quality.
Restore your smile with a dental crown
To learn more about our crown restoration options and to find out if you qualify for a CEREC same-day crown, call our office at 972-544-2123.
Ferris Family Dentistry proudly serves the residents of Red Oak, Palmer, Corsicana, Ennis, Bristol, Waxahachie, Ovilla, Wilmer, and Lancaster.