Are you putting off getting that cavity filled? Well, don’t wait too long or that small filling may turn into a crown! In today’s blog, your Rochester, MN, dentist discusses when a dental crown is necessary and explains the process. We conveniently offer same-day CEREC dental crowns to preserve the health of your teeth quickly and effectively.
Crown Versus Filling
When dental decay passes from the hard protective outer layer of the tooth into the dentin, a filling is necessary. A cavity caught early can be repaired by placing a small filling with a strong tooth-colored resin, conserving most of the natural tooth structure. However, a cavity that has gotten too large or too deep will need to be repaired with a crown. When too much of the natural tooth is missing repairing it with just a filling may cause the tooth to break. Think of a crown as a helmet for your tooth. These lifelike restorations can preserve the health and bite function of teeth while also restoring the quality of your smile. Since they are tooth-colored you may forget you ever had a crown in the first place!
Same-Day Crown Process
If it is decided that a crown is best for you, one can be made the very same day. First, the dentist will remove any damage to the tooth and shape it nicely. Then the assistant will take digital impressions of your tooth using a special camera. A custom-fit crown that matches your other teeth is created in the office. Once the crown is ready, the dentist will check the fit, adjust it if needed, and bond it to your tooth using dental cement. You’ll be able to go home that very same day with a beautiful tooth that feels and looks natural.
Schedule Your Next Visit
If you are ready to schedule your next appointment and fix your cavity we are here to help and answer any questions you may have. Let us bring your smile back to health! If you wish to book an appointment at our location, call Greenview Cosmetic And Family Dentistry in Rochester, MN at (507) 281-3659.