Dr. Rebecca Benedict places custom dental crowns to address common dental concerns and cosmetic needs. Dental crowns are crucial to your smile’s long-term health and maintenance. Crowns are tooth-shaped dental prosthetics we mount over damaged teeth. We can restore the tooth’s natural shape, size, color, and function with dental crown treatment in our Tampa, FL, dental office.
Our office color-matches dental crowns to blend with your existing teeth. We ensure that crowns fit comfortably and help maintain your natural bite. If you have a damaged or impacted tooth, we will prepare it to accommodate the crown for a secure fit.
What Can Dental Crowns Treat?
We place both traditional and same-day dental crowns, depending on your overall needs and the condition of your smile. Dr. Benedict will discuss the most appropriate treatment options for your consideration. A traditional crown will require a couple of office visits to complete, while a CEREC crown is placed in one visit. Tooth crowns are a restorative dentistry solution we provide to our patients in Tampa.
Dental crowns are used to:
- Protect damaged teeth from breaking.
- Fix broken, fractured, and cracked teeth.
- Cover teeth that have lost their structure to decay.
- Restoring the color of stained and discolored teeth.
CEREC® Dental Crown in Tampa, FL
CEREC®, or Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics, has revolutionized the design and placement of dental crowns. CEREC is a state-of-the-art method of reconstructing tooth restorations in the office.
This method uses computer-assisted design (CAD) and computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) to offer single-day restorations for patients. CEREC has revolutionized ceramic restorations such as crowns and veneers for patients so that there is no longer a wait between preparing the restoration and finally receiving the finished product.
With CEREC, the technology is used while sitting in the dental chair, which is economical for you and your dentist. The restorations created are metal-free and tooth-colored to restore your tooth to its natural beauty, strength, and function. With CEREC’s CAD-CAM technology, we can make ceramic restorations in one visit. Dentists created CEREC with the patient in mind to visit the dentist as pain-free as possible.
Why Use CEREC®?
There are many reasons why our office uses CEREC:
- We can complete most procedures can be done in one visit – less costly and less time-consuming
- Less painful injections due to single-visit
- No need to take messy impressions
- Ability to save as much natural tooth structure as possible
- There is no need for temporary restoration for in-between visits
- Longer lasting restorations – may last over ten years
- Restores teeth to natural beauty, function, and strength
- Metal-free restorations
CEREC, or same-day crowns, use a trailblazing CAD/CAM technology and an advanced milling machine. With CEREC, we can complete the crown placement procedure in sixty to ninety minutes. Using state-of-the-art technology allows the dentist to fabricate crowns quickly and in less time.
What are the benefits of CEREC crowns over traditional crowns?
CEREC crowns are crafted using advanced technology, which enables the dentist to create crowns with great precision and care.
They are more natural-looking and easily blend in with the neighboring teeth. The CEREC crown material does not irritate the gums and rests comfortably in the mouth.
CEREC crowns look and function like natural teeth. With CEREC technology, we can complete dental restorations in one office visit. This offers patients greater flexibility and convenience for a range of restoration types.
What Is a CEREC® CAD/CAM Restoration?
The CEREC method mills and grounds restoration materials onsite for a quick, custom fit. CEREC uses CAD/CAM technology. CAD stands for computer-aided design, and CAM stands for computer-aided manufacturing. These advanced technologies contribute to the remarkable speed and efficiency of CEREC restorations.
What Does a CEREC® CAD/CAM Restoration Involve?
The CEREC® restoration process starts with a digital impression of your teeth. This scan takes detailed 3D images of your teeth to create custom restorations. Without the hassle of a traditional impression tray, the CEREC® method provides patients with a more pleasant treatment experience.
After we take the digital impression, CEREC® software creates ultra-precise restoration designs. This highly advanced software is fast and efficient, helping you get treated and out the door faster.
We now use CEREC® milling and grinding to bring restoration designs to life. Milling or grinding restoration materials, such as ceramic or solid zirconia, allow for exceptional accuracy. So, you’ll receive smooth, precisely shaped restorations with slender fissures.
The final step in the CEREC® process for creating restorations is sintering and glazing. We complete this process chairside with exceptional speed and accuracy.
Partial Dental Crown in Tampa, FL
Inlays and onlays are partial crowns. Sometimes, a patient suffers from tooth decay or damage that does not warrant an extraction. However, they may not have enough damage for a filling. In such cases, dental inlays and onlays help restore the teeth to their original strength.
Partial crowns are modified versions of standard fillings. Also known as indirect fillings, a laboratory prepares the material required for inlays and onlays or partial crowns. This is unlike the process for conventional fillings. The structures are a go-to procedure when patients need to replace or remove old fillings.
What is the difference between inlays and onlays?
The primary difference between inlays and onlays is their area of application. We apply inlays on the inside of the cusps of the teeth. Alternatively, we use onlays to the biting surface to fill more than one cusp across the tooth.
Generally, inlays treat small areas, while onlays repair large areas. However, inlays and onlays use materials like composite resins, gold, or ceramics, owing to their durability.
What are the benefits of partial crowns?
Many patients prefer partial crowns over metal fillings for the following reasons:
- They are durable: The material used in crafting inlays or onlays ensures their durability. The hard-wearing and robust materials make the inlays and onlays last for as long as 30 years.
- Provide increased strength: Metal fillings diminish teeth power by 50 percent. However, inlays and onlays help increase teeth strength by up to 75 percent.
- Prolong tooth life: Inlays and onlays keep teeth intact. Furthermore, the procedure shields the patient from the need for dental treatment in the future.
Schedule a Dental Appointment
Receive dental crown treatment in our Tampa, FL, dental office. If you are interested in custom crowns, don’t hesitate to contact us at 813-733-6981. You can also request a dental appointment online.