A dental crown, sometimes called a tooth cap or tooth crown, covers the entire tooth, like a cap, and is permanently cemented into place. They are custom made to blend naturally with your smile as well as correct any cosmetic concerns such as the color and/or shape of the treated tooth. Dr. David W. Goris places high quality porcelain dental crowns that will enhance your natural smile and support lasting dental health at his Indianapolis, IN dentist office.
Is a Dental Crown Right For You?
A dental crown covers the entire tooth and is permanently bonded into place. The crown provides strength, aesthetics and lasting durable function. Dental crowns are stain and decay resistant and can last for many years. Dr. Goris, an Indianapolis, IN dentist, may recommend a dental crown for any of the following dental problems or cosmetic concerns:
- After a root canal
- Restore tooth with large cavity
- Repair broken or cracked tooth
- Improve appearance of misshaped or crooked tooth
- Cover stained or discolored tooth
- Close gaps between teeth
- Lengthen teeth
- Other cosmetic dentistry goals
- Used as a prosthetic tooth and secured to a dental implant for a single missing tooth
Same Day Dental Crown
Using sophisticated CEREC technology, Dr. Goris is able to complete most dental crown procedures in a single visit to his Indianapolis, IN cosmetic dentistry office. CEREC technology combines 3-D digital imaging, CAD/CAM technology, and a sophisticated in-office milling unit to design and create a custom fit porcelain dental crown. Same day dentistry saves the patient time and money and allows their tooth to remain protected and fully functional.
Advantages of CEREC – Same Day Crown
Less tooth sensitivity: the crown material matches the composition of natural tooth structure. This means when hot or cold substances are consumed, the restoration and tooth expand and contract together, unlike conventional crowns, minimizing sensitivity.
Time savings: only one appointment is needed for a CEREC crown – when you leave, you have your new, permanent crown. By comparison, conventional crowns require two separate appointments before you have your permanent crown. For 2 to 3 weeks while a conventional crown is being made by an external lab, the patient wears a temporary crown, which is more susceptible to breaks or similar complications.
Stronger teeth: the milled porcelain used for a CEREC crown is stronger than traditional, lab-fabricated crowns.
Aesthetics.: similar to natural teeth, CEREC crowns allow light to pass through, resulting in a more natural looking appearance
Natural: the CEREC 3-D technology copies the original tooth more accurately than traditional impressions used to fabricate conventional crowns. The result is a crown that is a near-copy of the natural tooth.
Porcelain dental crown
Beautiful Smiles can replace a metal dental crown, broken or worn dental crowns with a new, porcelain dental crown in their Indianapolis, IN dentist office. Replacing a dental crown is a simple procedure that can provide dramatic improvement in the appearance of the smile.
A few benefits of a porcelain dental crown are:
Metal free – do not cause discoloration along the gum like conventional metal dental caps
Natural looking – a porcelain dental crown is made of layers of fine ceramic material, to match natural tooth enamel
Long lasting – a porcelain dental crown is highly durable, as well as stain resistant, meaning it will last for years to come
Schedule a Consultation
If you are interested in learning more about dental crowns in our Indianapolis, IN and Greenwood, IN area dentist office, schedule an appointment with Dr. Goris. We are currently welcoming new patients.