Dental services
Denturology

Dental crown

The crown is the visible part of the tooth. It is also the name given to a type of restoration that covers the visible part of a tooth. A dental crown is often the solution to restore a tooth to its original strength.

When is a dental crown needed?

  • When a tooth is seriously damaged;
  • To restore the strength of a tooth with several fillings or a single but very large filling;
  • Following a root canal;
  • To cap a dental implant;
  • To cover the teeth that are used as pillars for a dental bridge.

Same day crowns with CEREC

With CEREC, an advanced dental technology from Germany, we are able to create a crown on site and install it in a single appointment. You save time and a temporary crown is avoided.

Step-by-step procedure:

  1. Preparation of the tooth;
  2. Digital scan of the tooth to be restored using an intraoral camera;
  3. The CEREC CAD program is used by the dentist to finalize the design of the crown;
  4. Instructions are sent to the CEREC milling station;
  5. Installation of the crown;
  6. Adjustment of occlusion.

To learn more about CEREC and to see how a crown is sculpted out of a ceramic block, visit our page on CEREC technology.