Dr. Alexander offers patients the convenience of single-visit crowns, or same-day crowns, made possible with cutting edge CEREC technology. This state-of-the-art technology makes custom fit, high quality, porcelain dental crowns in just one visit.
Benefits of CEREC Same-day Crowns
- One-visit convenience
- No temporaries
- Digital impressions
- Color-matching to blend with natural teeth
- Clinically proven
A dental crown is a restoration that fits over the tooth, like a “cap” to protect and/or reinforce the tooth. About 90% of all dental crowns placed in Dr. Alexander’s office are created using CEREC technology.
Traditional methods for the procedure call for the dental crown to be created in a dental laboratory, requiring multiple visits and usually temporaries while the final restorations are being made.
Patients enjoy the convenience that CEREC provides. Where two or three visits were normally needed, patients only need to make one visit. The quality and satisfaction is as great or higher compared to traditional dental crowns.
Replacing Missing Teeth is important for long-term oral health
Many patients with a missing tooth don’t realize that this can be more than a cosmetic issue!
Missing teeth can lead to additional dental problems over time, as the occlusal system and the jaw respond to the loss. A missing tooth can lead to bone loss in the surrounding area as well as difficulty speaking and chewing. Patients may develop an imbalance in their bite, which can have its own set of side effects.
Restorative dentistry offers a variety of options for replacing a missing tooth, but the dental implant has become the “gold standard” for many reasons. It can be used when replacing a single tooth, or for securing dentures when replacing several teeth.
Dr. Alexander offers dental implants to his Jacksonville area patients. We will take the time to perform a thorough evaluation to determine if you will be a good candidate for implants. The entire process typically takes 6-9 months. This allows ample time for the surgically-implanted titanium post to heal and begin to fuse with the jaw bone.
Dr. Alexander will coordinate the surgical phase with an oral surgeon or periodontist, and follow up after surgery to place a temporary crown while the post heals. This enables patients to function normally until the final restoration is placed.
Once complete, dental implants can be cared for in the same way natural teeth are maintained, including regular visits twice a year. With good at-home oral hygiene and regular dental care, implants can last for a lifetime!
Dental implants have had a 95% success rate among patients, and have been a more comfortable and convenient option for patients when used to secure appliances such as dentures. Implant-secured dentures allow patients to eat without restriction and no fear of slippage!
Dental Crowns FAQs
How long does it take to get a dental crown?
Fitting a crown requires at least two visits to a traditional dentist office. At Alexander Dentistry, our Jacksonville dentist office can fabricate and place your final permanent crown in a single visit! Call us for more details and to schedule an appointment.
Can an existing dental crown be whitened?
No. A dental crown can not be whitened using traditional teeth whitening procedures because of the material it’s made of. Although, you will not have to worry about new modern dental crowns getting discolored because they are made with high-quality stain-resistant material. Whitening strips and other at-home whitening kits will not affect crowns either.
What happens if my dental crown cracks or breaks?
Give your dentist a call immediately if you notice that your crown is damaged in any way. Do not attempt to put back a crown that has fallen out. It may become painful to use your tooth and you may notice heightened sensitivity. We can repair or replace your dental crown in a single visit.
Schedule a Dental Care Exam Today
If you have a missing tooth or ill-fitting dentures, contact Dr. Alexander. We offer a free consultation for patients who have missing teeth and want to discuss their options. Call our dental office to learn more about single-visit dental crowns in Jacksonville, or schedule your consultation online with Dr. Alexander.