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Placing a dental crown over a tooth that has been damaged in some way will restore the strength that it needs to function efficiently. There are three kinds of materials that a dental crown may be made of.
Metal crowns consisting of one or a mixture of two elements are highly durable and are most often used to repair the rear molars that do the heavy duty work of tearing and chewing. Ceramic crowns are better known for their aesthetic value and so are commonly popular for use in the restoration of the front teeth. The third choice combines the best of both worlds, so to say. A porcelain-fused-to-metal, or PFM crown is a ceramic over metal device that provides resistance along with an aesthetic value.
It used to be that getting a dental crown installed involved at least two visits to the dentist, one to take impressions and another to place the crown. Any necessary adjustments could require even more time time in the dentist’s chair. Today’s CEREC (chairside economic restorations) technology however, has made it possible to achieve the results in only one session. Now patients can expect to come away with a complete restoration in just a couple of hours.
Even though a dental crown is so reliable it still requires daily care. Brush and floss as usual and rinse with an antiseptic mouthwash at the end of the day.
Same day crowns are just one of the services offered at both Fit to Smile dental locations. Find contact information on the website www.fittosmile.com.