Dr. Amato Can Make Crowns in a Single Day
At Amato Dentistry, instead of waiting for a lab to make your crowns, we can make them right in our office. We streamline the entire process to make it as simple for you as possible. Crowns restore the function of your teeth while maintaining a natural-looking aesthetic.
When Are Crowns Necessary?
Dental crowns are usually required when patients undergo treatment for an infected or decayed tooth or when replacing a missing tooth. Also known as dental caps, crowns are a restorative treatment we use in conjunction with other restorative procedures such as root canal therapy and dental implants.
Root Canal Therapy
Root canal therapy initially weakens the tooth structure. This makes it necessary to provide extra support and stability to the tooth. First, we place a filling to protect the root canal. We then use a dental crown over the filling to further restore the strength, function, and aesthetics of your tooth. Most often, posterior teeth require a crown after root canal therapy in order to ensure proper chewing function.
Dental crowns are also necessary if the tooth structure cannot be saved. In these cases, affected teeth need to be extracted and replaced with dental implants. The crown is placed over a titanium dental implant which serves as the new root for the tooth. Millions of patients around the world are using crowns secured with dental implants as an effective and long-lasting solution for replacing their missing teeth.
How Are Your Crowns Made?
Highly advanced porcelain materials are used to make dental crowns that match the rest of your natural teeth. We use the advanced E4D system to craft your new teeth right in our office. With superior crown material and fabrication, combined with Dr. Amato’s skillful placement of the crown, a dental crown restoration can last for years.
How Long Does the Process Take?
In the past, it would have taken about two to three weeks for the crown to be fabricated in the laboratory, but now you can come in and get a crown in a single day in most cases, or sometimes a couple of days if any special materials need to be used.
The crown restoration process takes two visits to our office. On the first visit, the dental impressions are taken and a temporary crown is placed over the tooth. On the second visit, the tooth structure is prepared and the permanent crown is cemented into place.
Natural-Looking Crowns that Enhance the Smiles of Jefferson, NC residents
Dr. Amato offers a wide variety of restorative treatments to help his patients get their ideal smiles. He has extensive experience in the placement of crowns and bridges, as well as in dental implant restorations. If you’re ready for the healthy, attractive smile you’ve been dreaming of, don’t hesitate to schedule your consultation with Dr. Amato!