Have you ever needed a dental crown for one of your teeth?
Damaged teeth or teeth that undergo root canal therapy often need a dental crown to strengthen the tooth after treatment. Chances are, your crown was fitted in two separate visits to the dentist: one to take a mold of the affected tooth and a second to place the crown after it has been fabricated.
As part of our general dentistry options at Court Square Dentistry, we are proud to offer One-Visit-Crowns (OVC) to our patients, making it quicker and more convenient than ever to restore a damaged tooth.
What Is a Dental Crown?
A dental crown is a tooth cover, also called a “cap,” that fits over a prepared tooth. It not only restores the esthetics of damaged tooth, but also makes it durable so it can function normally. It is one of the most common dental procedures we perform.
What Problems Can We Solve with Dental Crowns?
The fillings in our back molars tend to be significant, and over time, they can begin to fail, causing tiny fractures in the tooth. This is particularly true of older, amalgam fillings. The filling cannot be replaced because too much of the tooth structure has already been removed. A crown will strengthen the tooth and keep it intact.
Sometimes a tooth is resistant to the teeth whitening process, and a dental crown can be used to cover it up. A crown is also useful for covering up a tooth that is cracked, damaged, or oddly shaped.
A tooth that has been treated with root canal therapy almost always requires a dental crown after the infected tooth material is removed. The dental crown or cap covers the entire tooth and gives it the structure it needs to withstand the pressure of chewing while saving your tooth from extraction.
How Do OVC Crowns Work?
OVC dental crowns use the latest technology to forego the mess and time that traditional dental crowns require. Using a prepared OVC crown, Dr. Mapes will press this new crown onto your damaged tooth to create an exact impression of the tooth.
After a quick cure process and removal of any excess material, the OVC is removed and cured completely in less than an hour. The new permanent crown is then ready to be placed on your damaged tooth the same day, saving you the time, trouble, and expense of coming back for a second visit.
Call Court Square Dentistry to Learn More about OVC Dental Crowns
Eating and smiling are two of the greatest joys in life, and we want our patients to experience both with healthy, comfortable, attractive teeth.
OVC dental crowns are just one more way we make it simpler and more convenient for our patients at Court Square Dentistry. If you need a dental crown to restore a cracked or damaged tooth, contact our office today to learn more about our OVC option.