Do you have worn or fractured teeth? Are you looking for a way to strengthen your smile? Try dental crowns. Crowns are dental restorations that fully cover teeth. They may be used to cover worn, discolored, and damaged teeth. Dental crowns change the shape and shade of teeth while blending in with the natural smile. The dental professionals at Enhanced Dental Care offer dental crown treatment in Rehoboth Beach, DE. Our dentists custom-make tooth crowns to create a more even bite and brighter smile.
Dental Crown Treatment
We use CEREC® and CAD/CAM technology to create dental crowns. CEREC stands for Chairside Economical Restorations of Esthetic Ceramic. CAD/CAM stands for computer-assisted design (CAD) and computer-aided manufacturing (CAM). This means that we can design and make dental crowns in our office.
To begin treatment, we prepare the teeth by removing a small portion of the enamel. Preparing the teeth ensures that the crowns fit comfortably. Then, we take digital scans of the mouth. These scans create a 3-D model of the mouth on a computer. This model acts as a template for the milling machine. This machine creates crowns from blocks of porcelain ceramic. We make sure that the porcelain ceramic matches the desired shade before making the crowns. Once the crowns are complete, we double-check the size, shape, and shade before we place them on the teeth.
Dental Crown FAQs
Do you want to know more about tooth crowns? Read answers to these common questions about crowns and related treatments:
What are inlays and onlays?
Similar to dental crowns, inlays and onlays are restorations that protect the teeth. However, they cover different areas of the smile. Inlays cover the chewing surface between the tooth cusps or sides. Onlays cover the sides of the teeth and the chewing surfaces. Both inlays and onlays are made of porcelain or composite resin.
Should I get veneers or dental crowns?
Both crowns and dental veneers are made of porcelain ceramic materials and cover dental damage and tooth stains. However, we recommend crowns for patients with weakened or fractured teeth. Dental veneers can also cover dental injuries, but crowns can hold teeth together to strengthen the smile.
Is the dental crown treatment painful?
No, although many patients may think that their crown treatment will be painful, patients do not feel any pain during their procedures. We numb the teeth and treated area before we place the crowns. We will also prescribe pain medication for any soreness during the healing process.
Can I eat after my dental crown treatment?
Yes, patines can eat about one hour after their treatment. However, we recommend that patients stick to a soft diet. Patients should avoid hard, crunchy, or sticky foods for 24 hours. Chewing on the opposite side of the new crowns and sticking to a soft diet can prevent pain or soreness.
Restore Your Teeth Today
Ask us about treatment with dental crowns. Contact the team at Enhanced Dental Care for treatment today. You may call our dental office at (302) 306-5179.