Cosmetic Dentists & Family Dentists located in Morgan Hill, CA
With today’s advancing technology, you can get a durable dental crown that will last in just one appointment. At Shorey Dentistry in Morgan Hill, California, Robert Shorey, DDS, and his team create custom porcelain crowns using computer-aided design and manufacturing. Book your consultation for a dental crown by phone or online at Shorey Dentistry today.
What are crowns?
Crowns are caps that cover damage or decay on your teeth. At Shorey Dentistry, the team skillfully designs dental crowns that look nearly identical to the original tooth while providing the original tooth with support and structure.
Dental crowns can serve several restorative purposes. Dr. Shorey might recommend a dental crown as part of your treatment for:
- A broken tooth
- A worn-down tooth
- An infected tooth
- Missing teeth (as part of a dental bridge or implant)
Crowns can anchor a bridge, cover and protect broken or weak teeth to prevent further damage, or attach to a dental implant abutment.
What is the process of getting a crown?
At Shorey Dentistry, the team uses its state-of-the-art lab to create your dental crown after an in-depth evaluation. Dr. Shorey uses Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics (CEREC) technology so that you can get your crown the very same day.
Before you get a crown, Dr. Shorey and his team must prepare the tooth. This involves removing a portion of the enamel so the crown can fit over your tooth. If your crown attaches to a dental implant, Dr. Shorey designs it to cover the abutment attachment piece instead of a prepared tooth.
Using computer-aided design (CAD) and computer-aided manufacturing technology, Dr. Shorey captures digital images of your prepared tooth and the rest of your mouth to create a color-matched porcelain crown that fits into your smile seamlessly. When the crown is ready, he cements it in place.
How long does a crown last?
CEREC crowns are durable and can withstand the forces of biting and chewing. However, you may need a replacement eventually since they won’t last forever.
To keep your crown intact for 10-30 years, you should:
- Wear a mouthguard at night if you grind your teeth
- Avoid using your teeth as an alternative to scissors
- Avoid chewing on solid objects like pencils
- Attend your six-month dental cleanings and exams
- Care for your teeth and crown by brushing and flossing at home
If you accidentally break a crown or if it becomes loose, simply call Shorey Dentistry for an appointment as soon as possible for a replacement or repair.
For more information on CEREC same day crowns, call Shorey Dentistry or book an appointment online today.