Your teeth are remarkably strong; in fact, tooth enamel is even harder than bone! That said, years of withstanding the daily forces of biting and chewing can cause a tooth to wear down, chip, or crack. Since teeth cannot heal themselves once they have been damaged, it’s essential to seek treatment, which we can provide here at Carlson Dental Group. Our expert dentists take great pride in offering lifelike dental crowns that restore the function of a damaged tooth while also preserving its remaining natural structure. We can even provide same-day crowns with our CEREC system. If you’re ready to make your broken tooth look and feel like new again, call our team today to find out if dental crowns in Jacksonville, FL are right for you!
A dental crown is a cap-like restoration that fits snugly over the entire section of a tooth that is visible above the gums. This part of the tooth is known as the crown, which is where this treatment gets its name. Crowns are designed to give a tooth full chewing function again while shielding it from additional damage.
Although dental crowns were traditionally made from gold, silver, and other precious metals, our Carlson Dental Group team typically uses tooth-colored materials instead, such as porcelain. These solutions allow us to customize your crown, ensuring it seamlessly blends in with your adjacent teeth.
The process of getting a traditional dental crown takes two appointments. One involves preparing the tooth, taking impressions, sending the data to a separate dental lab, and placing a temporary crown. The final crown won’t be ready for a few weeks, so the second visit won’t occur until then.
However, your dentist in Jacksonville may determine that you qualify for a same-day CEREC crown instead. This process is much more convenient, as it only requires you to schedule one appointment. During this visit, we use digital impression technology to capture measurements of your mouth, eliminating the need for uncomfortable, foul-tasting putty. Then, our computer uses these impressions to design a mold. It sends the mold to our in-house milling machine, which creates your crown from a block of pressed dental ceramic. Once that’s finished, we’ll make sure your crown looks and feels great before bonding it to your tooth. The whole process should only take about an hour or two!
Dental crowns can benefit your smile in many ways, including: