According to the American Academy of Implant Dentistry, around 15 million Americans have used dental crowns to replace missing teeth. Eric T. Moskowitz, DDS, of Concord, North Carolina, is proud to offer same-day crown placement, using state-of-the-art CEREC technology. In just one visit, you can restore confidence in your smile. For professional, expert dental crown placement, call or schedule an appointment online today.
A crown is a piece of metal, plastic, ceramic, or porcelain that covers a damaged tooth. It's designed in the shape of the original tooth and can enhance the tooth's appearance and stability. The crown acts as a protective covering, as it's fitted over the original tooth so that the visible portion of the tooth is encased. It's sealed in place with dental cement.
You may need a crown to:
A crown can be beneficial if you have previously needed a large filling, which decreased the strength of your natural tooth. Crowns can protect natural teeth from breaking and from getting an infection, which could cause complications for your oral and general health.
Dr. Moskowitz is highly trained in the specialized use of the Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramic (CEREC) technology to create dental crowns. This is a state-of-the-art method that produces digital impressions and creates and places ceramic crowns.
Traditionally, the process of getting a crown can be extensive. It often requires several visits, and the steps are often difficult and uncomfortable for patients. Usually, it can take an average of two to three weeks to produce and fit a crown.
Using CEREC technology, professional quality crowns can be produced in as little as two hours.
There are many benefits to using this technology to produce your crown. Some benefits include:
CEREC crowns, on average, last 10-15 years and are generally more aesthetically pleasing than other types of crowns.
The steps for getting a CEREC crown are simple, and Dr. Moskowitz directly oversees or performs them. These steps include:
Once your crown is complete, you have a natural-looking tooth to help restore confidence in your smile.
For a consultation about using CEREC, call or book an appointment with Eric T. Moskowitz, DDS, today.