The condition of your smile can have a dramatic impact on your appearance, confidence, self-esteem, and quality of life. Teeth with damage or extensive decay can ruin your beautiful smile, cause pain, and easily become infected. When left untreated, the damage can spread and the tooth may ultimately have to be extracted.
When a natural tooth is lost, it can have far-reaching effects, impacting both your oral and emotional health. It may even put your overall health at risk, because missing teeth increases the risk of periodontal disease, which studies have linked to serious medical concerns such as diabetes, heart attack, and stroke. The goal of dental professionals is to help you keep your natural teeth for as long as possible, ideally, for your lifetime.
Fortunately, in most cases, a compromised tooth can be saved by covering it with a dental crown. A crown is essentially a hollow replica of the damaged tooth, which is bonded over the weakened structure, forming a “cap” that covers all visible surfaces. It is an effective way to restore form, function, and appearance to a damaged tooth, while strengthening it and protecting it from further damage. Some of the reasons a crown may be recommended are chips, fractures, extensive decay, worn enamel, trauma, or root canal therapy.
The typical process for placement of a dental crown requires two or three dental appointments and an extended wait while a dental lab makes the restoration. A temporary crown, which can be challenging and inconvenient, is worn until the final one is ready. The patients at Biltmore Dental Center can have their crowns placed in a single visit thanks to the CEREC system.
CEREC makes it possible for the doctor to design and mill the crown in his office within minutes. This computer aided design and milling creates precision crowns of a quality comparable to that from a dental lab – without the wait!
Dr. Sameet Koppikar stays at the forefront of the advances in dentistry, and invests in the latest proven technology that will improve his patients’ health and dental experiences. He takes the time to acquire advanced training and develop expertise in these innovative options so he can provide the very best for his patients. If you want to enjoy the benefits of a state of the art facility, the latest in dental technology, and a highly trained and talented doctor call (602) 954-8200 and schedule an appointment today.