Give Your Damaged Tooth a Second Chance
Cracking a tooth means losing it, right? No, you likely can keep it when you get a dental crown from Jacksonville dentist, Dr. Jamesdental crowns Schumacher. He creates lifelike crowns using beautiful dental grade porcelain and a same-visit process called CEREC–Ceramic Economical Restoration of Esthetic Crowns. It’s a superior way to give your damaged tooth a second chance, and you’ll be absolutely delighted with the results.
When you need a crown
Dr. Schumacher will examine your damaged tooth carefully and X-ray it to determine its long-term viability. Many teeth qualify for restoration with crowns, including those with:
- Multiple fillings
- Weak enamel
- Congenital malformation (such as a peg-shaped incisor)
- Deep cracks
- Extensive decay
- A dental abscess (root canal therapy would precede the crown procedure)
Your dentist also may use a crown to finish modern dentistry’s best tooth replacement–the dental implant– or to anchor fixed bridgework composed of one, two or more adjoining teeth.
The crown process
Traditionally, crowns were fabricated from gold, porcelain fused to metal or all-porcelain. Because of today’s modern materials and same-day design and milling processes, most all crowns are porcelain which is known for its realistic coloring, durability and longevity.
If Dr. Schumacher says a crown would save your tooth, expect a beautiful restoration in a single visit. From digital impressions to shaping and removing failing tooth structure to designing, fabricating and placing the crown, Dr. Schumacher does the whole process in the treatment room.
How’s that possible? Dr. Schumacher uses the information garnered from a digital impression (no gooey putty or uncomfortable trays are needed) and uses computer-aided design software to create the specifications for a crown with the right size, shape and bite. Then, the CEREC machine uses computer-aided manufacturing to mill the restoration chairside. In about 15 minutes, the crown is ready to place.
Talk to Dr. Schumacher
He and his professional team can give you all the details on porcelain crowns in Jacksonville, FL. Call the office today for a consultation: (904) 388-3559.