Durable, Custom Dental Crowns in Ardmore
When patients experience decay or damage too severe to be repaired with a quality, composite resin filling, a dental crown offers complete restoration of the form and function of even severely damaged teeth. Durable, long-lasting dental crowns from the Ardmore, OK dental practice of Robert V. Hughes, DDS allow our team to restore teeth and prevent the need for extraction following even the most severe tooth decay or damage, and our modern techniques and materials make these extensive restorations look as natural as they feel. Dr. Hughes, your dentist in Ardmore, is proud to offer same-day dental crowns -- keep reading to learn more!
A Beautiful & Natural Tooth Restoration
Dental crowns are thin, tooth-shaped caps that completely cover the front, back, top and sides or a damaged or decayed tooth. They fit right over the tooth, “crowning” and protecting it from further problems, while restoring its form and function at the same time.
A dental crown can perform the following functions:
- Strengthening a weak tooth from breakage
- Holding together parts of a broken tooth
- Restoring severely decayed teeth
- Anchoring a dental bridge
- Restoring dental implants in tooth replacement
- Improving the aesthetics of a tooth
Traditionally, the procedure for dental crowns has taken two appointments to complete, with up to two weeks in between each. This time was necessary for the creation of the dental crown in a separate lab. But with CEREC® technology, your Ardmore dentist can prepare your tooth for the crown, create and then place the new restoration -- all under one roof!
CEREC® Increases Efficiency and Improves Results
The benefits of CEREC restorations include the following:
- Same day crowns eliminate the need for a follow-up dental appointment, saving you time (and possibly valuable vacation or sick days).
- Completing the process for a dental crown under one roof eliminates the possibility for miscommunication between the dentist and the lab. You’ll feel confident knowing Dr. Hughes has full control of every step of your dental crown procedure.
- Digital images of your mouth are more accurate, easier to capture and far more comfortable for you. Forget about those messy, bad-tasting impressions.
- CEREC® same day crowns are highly customizable, meaning their size, shape and shade will blend flawlessly with the rest of your smile.