A crown is a dental appliance that covers the entire surface of a tooth, right down to the gum line. Crowns are often recommended for teeth that are too badly decayed to hold a filling, fractured teeth, teeth at high risk for fracture and sometimes for teeth that have undergone a root canal. Nowadays, most crowns are made of a durable ceramic material. Until just recently, getting a new crown would normally be two trips to your dentist’s office and a waiting time of 10 to 20 days while the crown was created in a dental lab. But thanks to a new dental technology called CEREC®, you can be fitted with a brand new porcelain crown in just a single trip to the dentist! Dr. Kassabian is pleased to bring this new technology to his patients.
A crown is often an excellent way to save a tooth that might otherwise be lost. Thanks to CEREC® technology, Dr. Kassabian can actually create your new ceramic crown right here in our office, while you wait! That means no waiting 2-3 weeks to have a new permanent crown made, and no need to wear a temporary crown. Same-day crowns are every bit as durable as crowns made in a dental lab.
The Procedure Involved in Getting a Same-Day Crown
As the first step in preparing you for a new crown, Dr. Kassabian prepares the affected tooth by removing the decay and preparing the surface of the tooth. After that, using CEREC® technology, Dr. Kassabian and his staff will create your new crown.
Contact Our Office Today
To find out more about porcelain crowns, or to schedule an appointment with Dr. Kassabian, contact our office today (512) 418-9150. We would be happy to welcome you to our patient family!