If you have a damaged or misshapen tooth, it can cause quite a bit of discomfort and perhaps even embarrassment. Fortunately, Dr. Nawrocki offers restorative services that can help that tooth to look and feel its best once again. He might recommend that you receive a dental crown. This relatively simple procedure may be the key to renewing your smile’s health and beauty. Our office even features CEREC technology, which can enable you to get a crown in just one appointment!
Dental crowns in Cocoa Beach are tooth-shaped “caps” that fit over the entire visible portion of a tooth (everything above the gumline). A crown’s job is usually to strengthen and fortify a damaged tooth. Some common circumstances that call for a crown include:
Crowns can be made out of various materials, but porcelain is a popular option due to its lifelike appearance. If you require a metal crown, gold or porcelain fused to metal might work for you.
The traditional method for designing and placing a crown requires at least two appointments. At the first appointment, the tooth is prepared to receive the crown. This typically involves filing the tooth down so it will fit well beneath its restoration. Then, our team takes detailed impressions to serve as the basis for designing the crown. You wear a temporary restoration while a trustworthy local dental laboratory creates your permanent one. The crown gets attached to your tooth at your second appointment, which may be 2 – 3 weeks after the first one.
Alternatively, you might qualify for a CEREC crown. Dr. Nawrocki has invested in state-of-the-art technology that can create a permanent porcelain crown right here in our office. This process takes just one appointment and eliminates the need for a temporary restoration.
Dental crowns offer some outstanding benefits: