What Is a Dental Crown?

Dental crowns are caps that cover the tops of teeth, providing a new chewing surface and giving your teeth better strength and stability. Dental crowns protect damaged teeth, enhancing their strength, shape, and appearance. They provide support to teeth with large fillings, hold dental bridges, and cover discolored or misshapen teeth or dental implants.

At Pinnacle Dental Associates, we use CEREC technology, which allows us to offer same-day dental crown services. With CEREC, we take a digital scan of the teeth and virtually design your crown with the system’s sophisticated software. We then send that information to a milling unit, and the crown is fabricated while you wait. The fit and strength are unprecedented, and we have complete control of the final fit and aesthetics.

Reasons for Dental Crowns

Why would you need dental crowns? A tooth crown is the standard way to finish a root canal procedure. It can also help correct the following conditions:

  • A cracked tooth.
  • Damage to a tooth because of trauma.
  • Advanced tooth decay.
  • Tooth deterioration under a filling.

What Happens During a Crown Appointment?

We can use either the traditional process for getting your dental crowns or an expedited CEREC process.

The traditional method is to take a physical impression of a tooth and send that off-site to produce your crown. We will give you a temporary tooth crown in the meantime. Then, you will wait until another appointment when we can place your customized, permanent one.

We can work with patients of any age and make sure each patient feels safe during the process.

The Expedited CEREC Difference

Alternatively, using our CEREC same-day crowns technology, we can create and place your new tooth crown in a single appointment! The system allows us to scan your tooth with a digital camera and design your custom crown using a computer.

We can create your crown here in our office within 90 minutes. Once we have the new crown, we will place it on your tooth, restoring the tooth’s function and even matching its color. We want you to be able to walk out of here with no lose ends. With our same-day dental crown services, you can leave with no more worries about that damaged tooth.

Fill In Gaps With Dental Bridges

Gaps in your smile can be filled using dental bridges. These implements are replacements that are securely anchored in place by crowns on either side of the gap. Placing a dental bridge means that your mouth is fully functional again, making chewing and speaking much more comfortable for you.

Dental bridges are customized for your unique mouth in both color and shape so that your dental work blends in with your other teeth.

Just like our dental crowns, we can make dental bridges for you in as little as 90 minutes with our CEREC machine! This means you can have a full smile again in a single dental bridge service appointment!

Call Today If You Need a Dental Crown or Dental Bridge in Albany, Oregon

If you want the many benefits of same-day dental crowns and bridges, feel free to give us a call!

At Pinnacle Dental Associates, we maintain a caring office with a wide range of comprehensive services. That is why we have technology like CEREC — to make dentistry as simple and quick as it can be to help fit into your busy life.

Whether you or another member of your family needs dental crowns and bridges, we are happy and ready to help. Call 541-928-9299 today to set up an appointment with our dentists, Dr. Greg Renyer or Dr. Cheryl Cooper.