Dental crowns are caps that fully cover and protect single teeth. Crowns can cover chipped, cracked, decayed, and worn teeth. We use dental crowns made of porcelain materials that blend in with natural teeth to ensure patients have a seamless smile. Dr. Ariosto Rosado provides same-day dental crown treatment in Port Charlotte, FL. Unlike traditional restorative treatments, same-day crowns have no downtime or follow-up appointments.
What Are the Benefits of Dental Crowns?
Tooth crowns offer many advantages for patients who need to restore one or more teeth. Dental crowns can:
- Prevent further tooth damage
- Look like natural teeth
- Improve bite function
- Feel like natural teeth
There are many uses for crowns. Tooth crowns can:
- Cover a dental implant
- Secure a traditional dental bridge
- Protect worn and weakened teeth
If you have tooth damage or wear and need to protect one or more teeth, contact us for a consultation. We can create a custom and durable dental crown for you.
Same-Day Crowns with Planmeca
Sun Smile Dentistry uses the most up-to-date tools and technology to complete our dental services. For our crowns, we use the Planmeca CAD/CAM, or computer-aided design and computer-aided manufacturing. During a single visit, we can design, create, and place custom dental crowns using CAD/CAM and Planmeca software.
First, we prepare the tooth receiving the crown by removing enough tooth structure to allow for a stable placement. Preparing teeth removes any infection or decay and enables a comfortable fit between adjacent teeth. We will also color-match the tooth to ensure it matches the porcelain materials.
Then, we use a digital scanner to get a complete image of your smile. We do not need to use messy and uncomfortable putty to take impressions of your teeth. Our digital scanner is connected to a computer, which generates a 3-dimensional image of your teeth and gums. Using Planmeca software, we can add a crown to the 3-D image, planning the crown’s size, shape, and appearance.
Once we have the 3-D image of the crown, we use our in-house milling unit to create the crown. When the crowns are complete, we will ensure they fit properly and adjust as needed. Finally, we cement the crown in place.
We use Planmeca CAD/CAM for single dental crowns, crown-capped dental implants that replace single missing teeth, and dental bridges that use crown-capped natural teeth for support.
What are Inlays and Onlays?
Inlays and onlays, also known as partial crowns, are restorations that cover a smaller portion of teeth than traditional dental crowns. While inlays cover the tooth’s surface within the cusps or sides of the tooth, onlays cover the top of the tooth, including the tooth’s sides.
Like dental crowns, inlays and onlays are separate pieces that we cement onto prepared teeth. We will recommend inlays and onlays for patients with tooth damage on their chewing surfaces but who do not require a full crown to protect their teeth.
Protect Your Smile
Call Sun Smile Dentistry today at 941-271-0721. You can also request a dental appointment with Dr. Rosado on our website. If you have any questions about the dental crown process or if full or partial crowns are right for you, please let us know at your next visit.