At Todd L. Jolly, DMD, we understand the importance of dental health.
We also know you have a tight schedule and that’s why we provide the best dental crowns as efficiently as a possible courtesy of the latest technology. We can install a complete crown in a single visit so you can get back to your daily activities without a hitch.
Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics (porcelain crowns) are the latest technology in installing crowns; they allow patients to undergo diagnosis and crown installation on the same day. This is possible since porcelain utilizes Computer Aided Design and Computer Aided Manufacturing, also known as CAD/CAM, to make the porcelain crown.
With this technology, it’s possible to map out the entire mouth, including the tooth to receive the crown. Therefore, the process is accurate and detailed. After mapping out, the tooth will be milled from a ceramic block at our offices and later attached to your tooth.
Getting a porcelain Crown
Thanks to the latest technology, you can now skip the conventional involving process which requires numerous dental appointments.
In the traditional method, after x-rays are taken, your tooth will be numbed and filed to create room for the new crown. In some instances, the tooth may require filling to support the incoming crown. After this, an impression of the tooth will be made using putty to get the correct tooth size. This is necessary to maintain a perfect bite and to avoid spacing. The impression will then be used to make the permanent crown. During this time, you’ll be fitted with a temporary one. Once the permanent crown is ready, you’ll go in for a second visit for the installation.
With the porcelain crown installation, the process is shorter. First, we’ll take digital x-rays of the tooth to establish whether you need a crown. Afterward, your tooth will be prepared. This involves using an intraoral camera to take an impression or a digital image of the tooth. Using this image, the porcelain software will create a virtual tooth which will be used to construct the physical tooth restoration. After the tooth restoration is examined on a screen, it’ll be passed on to a milling machine.
The most common material used to create the crowns is top-notch quality ceramic which is also plaque-resistant. The ceramic is milled and shaped into the new crown. The final step in the crown creation is the finishing touches to ensure the crown fits perfectly. This will allow installation, and you can now enjoy your smile.
porcelain Crown Durability
This is a common question for many of our patients. However, porcelain crowns are as durable as conventional crowns. The only difference is in the creation with the porcelain crowns utilizing CAD/CAM technology for faster creation.
Most patients prefer the ceramic material, especially those who want the crown installed on the front teeth. This is because porcelain crowns allow for aesthetic matching and are also the closest you’ll get to real-looking tooth restoration.
If you want more information porcelain crowns, feel free to contact Todd L. Jolly, DMD at (973) 235-0333 any time.
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