Dental Crowns – Memorial, TX
A Secure and Attractive Restoration
The crown of your tooth, the wide portion that rests above the gum line, is bombarded with acids, food and beverage particles, the pressure of your teeth meeting and bacteria. If either of these variables is allowed to linger, the crown can eventually become compromised to the point that it can’t be salvaged. If you’ve gotten to this point, then all hope isn’t lost. At our Memorial office, Dr. Gray can restore your oral health by placing a new dental crown. Contact us today to speak with one of our friendly staff members and to schedule your first visit!
What is a Dental Crown?
Made from high-quality ceramics, a dental crown is a porcelain fixture that fits over your remaining tooth structure like a cap. It’s vital to your oral health in that it protects the more sensitive inner area of the tooth from being infiltrated by debris and bacteria. The crown is also essential for the proper function of your teeth, as it allows for greater chewing capacity. When you visit our Memorial office, we’ll first complete any restorative work that may need to be done, and then we’ll provide you with a stable, durable and aesthetically pleasing prosthetic.
How the Dental Crown Process Works
The traditional process for receiving a dental crown is for your dentist in Memorial to perform any restorative care first, and then to capture bite impressions that are sent to a lab that will create a new crown. While this has been the common method used by dentists for years, Dr. Gray offers a more convenient solution: CEREC same-day crowns.
Therefore, instead of waiting weeks for a final restoration, after any preliminary work is completed, we’ll capture digital images of your mouth, which will be sent to our state-of-the-art CAD system. With the data that Dr. Gray inputs, your new porcelain crown will be custom-designed and then sent to our in-office CAM machine that will fabricate the new fixture. In just one visit, you’ll have a healthier and more appealing smile.
The Benefits of CEREC Same-Day Crowns
With our in-office creation of your same-day crown, the process can be completed in as little as an hour. Better yet, you won’t have to compromise on quality, deal with temporary fixtures or spend more time away from your many other responsibilities. Here’s why more and more patients are choosing CEREC dental crowns in Memorial:
- Health – In the past, it was common for fillings and crowns to be constructed from a mixture of toxic mercury and other potentially hazardous metals. With an all-porcelain CEREC same-day crown, you can be restored in a healthier manner.
- Expedience – The CEREC process, which usually takes around an hour to complete, saves you more time. Furthermore, you won’t have to worry about visiting our office multiple times to complete the process.
- Aesthetics – With the usage of porcelain, which is known for its close resemblance to natural teeth in appearance and texture, you’ll have a restoration that looks like you were born with it.
- Minimally Invasive – One of the primary goals of any dental procedure is to preserve as much of the original tooth structure as possible. By employing the CEREC same-day crown method, we’re able to achieve that.
Schedule an Appointment Today
To have your damaged, missing or worn dental crown restored, the first step is to contact our Memorial office to schedule a visit with Dr. Gray. With the technologically advanced and skilled care you’ll receive, you’ll soon be back to leading a happier, healthier and more productive life!