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.
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.
Very common. About 15 million Americans wear at least one crown.
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.
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.
Dental crowns can be constructed from all resin, ceramic, metal alloy, all-gold, all-silver, or porcelain-fused-to-metal.
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.