What Is a One-Visit Crown?

What Is a One-Visit Crown?

Oct 31, 2018

At Espili Dental in Houston, TX, a one-visit crown is a great way to get a crown without the hassle of visit after visit. A one-visit crown is exactly what it says. It’s a dental crown made in one visit, without the multiple trips to the dentist that regular crowns require.

What is a Crown?

A crown is a covering for a tooth that’s damaged or decayed. Made of specialized materials, a dental crown can also hide discolored teeth. Crowns protect and preserve teeth. They also give strength and structural support to the affected tooth.

Why would you need a crown?

  • Broken Tooth. Sometimes a tooth is broken so badly it can’t maintain strength on its own. A crown strengthens and protects it.
  • Severely worn or eroded teeth. Teeth can be worn down by years of exposure to oral acid. Enamel can also wear away and thin.
  • Implants. A dental implant takes the place of tooth roots, but crowns are fitted on the dental implant itself.
  • Appearance. A crown can cover discolored or damaged teeth.
  • Root Canals. Crowns are placed on teeth treated by a root canal, allowing the crown to reinforce the tooth.

How Common are Crowns?

Very common. About 15 million Americans wear at least one crown.

How Is a Crown Prescribed?

Your dentist will take X-rays and determine how healthy your tooth roots are, as well as the health of bone tissue surrounding the affected tooth.

What Is the Process of Getting a One-Visit Crown?

Your dentist numbs the tooth and all surrounding tissue. Next, your tooth will be filed down to make room for the crown. A small tooth will be built up with composite resin. A digital scanner takes an impression, which goes to the lab for construction. A fabricator much like a 3-D printer makes the crown.

What Types of Materials Are Used?

Dental crowns can be constructed from all resin, ceramic, metal alloy, all-gold, all-silver, or porcelain-fused-to-metal.

What If You Don’t Get A Crown?

Without a crown, all problems with your tooth will get worse. If your dentist recommends a grown and you forgo the treatment, you may very well lose that tooth.

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