Same-Day CEREC® Dental Crowns in Wilmington, NC

When a tooth has been damaged, but not to the point that it has to be removed completely, a dental crown is an excellent way to restore the appearance and functionality of the tooth as well as its overall appearance. CEREC dental crowns can be created and placed in one visit, making them extra convenient for patients who want to repair their tooth or teeth quickly and easily. To learn more about our dental crown services or schedule a visit with our team, please contact us!

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How are dental crowns made in one day?

When you come in for your appointment, we’ll start by numbing your mouth, modifying the tooth that is receiving a crown, and taking digital scans. Those scans are then used by our onsite milling machine to design a 3D model and create your custom dental crown. Once your crown is done, we will place it over your tooth and make any modifications needed to ensure that it fits properly and looks great. The entire process only takes a single morning or afternoon, whereas traditional dental crowns require a follow-up visit once the crown is received from the lab.

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What are dental crowns used for?

Dental crowns can be used for cosmetic purposes, as they completely cover the tooth, so they can instantly enhance the appearance of discolored or misshapen teeth. They also support teeth that have become weak over time due to excessive decay or damage and help prevent further damage from occurring. Dental crowns can be used to hold a broken tooth together, protect a tooth after a root canal, or cover a dental implant as well. Our team can assess your smile to see if a crown, bridge, or another dental restoration will be right for you.

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What’s the difference between veneers, bridges, and dental crowns?

Dental crowns and veneers can be used for the same purposes, but veneers are often only used to restore front teeth, while crowns are used to restore front teeth and molars. This is because dental crowns are less of an investment, while veneers are more customizable. Bridges cover three or more teeth, and they can be used for all of the same reasons as dental crowns, but they can be used to replace missing teeth as well. None of these restorative and cosmetic options are better than the others; they simply offer different benefits that will work better for certain situations.

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