What to Expect from a Dental Crown Procedure
A dental crown also known as a “cap” is a restoration that covers a tooth to restore it to its normal shape and size. Crowns are needed when teeth are broken down from decay or fractures and fillings aren’t possible because of the extent of decay or fracture. If a tooth is cracked from chewing ice or grinding your teeth a crown holds the tooth together and seals the tooth so the crack doesn’t get worse. Multiple crowns can replace missing teeth, but in this case they are called “a bridge”. Crowns are also placed over single implants or over implant bridges.
The Ceramic Advantage
Dr. Farnham offers many patients same day crowns. These are made from a type of ceramic usually called EMax. Many advantages to this process are that a digital scanner is used instead of impressions and these restorations are fabricated in the office, offering patients the convenience of just one office visit. Using the CEREC computer software Dr. MacKenzie Farnham designs a custom made crown that is individualized for each patient’s specific need. Because of the sturdiness and tooth-like appearance of this material a ceramic crown is an excellent choice.
As with most dental restorations, regular follow-up visits and occasional replacement are essential in maintaining attractive, long-lasting results. Dr. Farnham is among the top dentists in Jacksonville FL offering this delicate procedure with care and precision. You will be amazed with the results that can be achieved in usually two hours!
If you are searching for dental crowns in Jacksonville, call the office of Farnham Dentistry today to schedule your initial examination.