Dental Crowns in Westfield

what is a dental crown?

Dental crowns are protective caps that cover all surfaces of a tooth. By placing a dental crown over a weak, broken, or damaged tooth, you can save the tooth from further damage and wear of the enamel. 

Crowns are most commonly placed over the rear molars, which have to withstand a lot of force from chewing. They can also restore a tooth by holding a dental bridge in place or being attached to a dental implant.

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Did you know…

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CEREC crowns don’t require the removal of as much of the natural tooth structure as lab-made crowns do.

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what to expect: the Dental crown process

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Dental crowns are about 2mm thick and require the removal of a small amount of enamel from the top and sides of your tooth to create space for the crown.

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For both lab-made and CEREC crowns, we will take detailed impressions of your teeth which will serve as the basis for your crown construction.

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crown fitting

After the dental crown has been fabricated, we will check how it fits and looks. If it looks good, we will cement it onto your tooth.

types of dental crowns

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lab-made crowns

Lab-made crowns require two separate appointments because they are fabricated by a high-quality outside dental lab and then the crown is sent to us. We will have to file down your tooth on the top and sides to fit the crown over top and prevent it from sticking out.

Digital impressions are then taken of your tooth and sent to the dental lab that will create your crown. It will take a few weeks for your crown to be ready so we will place an immediate temporary crown at your first appointment. 

Once we’ve received your crown, you’ll come back for another appointment, we’ll check how it fits and looks and then bond it to your tooth. While lab-made crowns take longer and require more appointments, they are highly durable and most suitable for patients with severe damage.

cEREC Same-Day Crowns

CEREC technology enables us to skip the waiting period and outside dental labs involved with traditional crowns. We can take impressions of your tooth, create your CEREC crown, and bond the crown to your tooth all in the same appointment.

This is why CEREC crowns are also referred to as same-day crowns. After filing down your tooth, we use computer-aided design and manufacturing to take highly detailed images of your mouth. 

The 3D image of your tooth is placed into a machine that mills a dental crown out of a block of ceramic. We can then check the fit and appearance of the crown and cement it onto your tooth right away.

Did you know…

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CEREC crowns may not be right for everyone, due to their ceramic construction, which is more likely to chip or crack than certain types of traditional crowns.

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