Renew the Function and Beauty of Your Smile with Dental Crowns
For patients with a compromised tooth or isolated tooth loss, our doctors can place a custom dental crown to restore dental function and aesthetics. Dr. Eddy Sauer, Jr. and Dr. Nathaniel Avirett in Amarillo, TX, offer both traditional and same-day dental crowns for our patients' convenience. For those who qualify, we can use advanced CEREC technology to design and craft your high quality ceramic dental crown chairside, repairing your smile in as little as an hour and a half. We can also place a dental crown to enhance the appearance of your smile, masking imperfections such as dental staining and chips or cracks. At our practice, we can take the time to listen to your unique goals before designing a treatment plan suited to your preferences.
A Versatile Treatment
Dental crowns are strong, long-lasting restorations that fully encase a tooth compromised by trauma or decay. This option can also be used to enhance the appearance of your smile, concealing dental discoloration and chips or cracks. To meet our patients unique needs, we offer both traditional and same-day restorations. For patients who qualify, we can design and place a custom dental crown in a single office visit using our advanced CEREC system.
Same-Day Crowns Process
During your consultation, your doctor can perform a thorough evaluation of your smile to determine whether you are eligible for a same-day crown. If you decide to proceed with treatment, we can begin by administering a local anesthetic to ensure your comfort.
For those who qualify, we can use advanced CEREC technology to design and craft your high quality ceramic dental crown chairside, repairing your smile in as little as an hour and a half.
Once ready, Dr. Sauer or Dr. Avirett can clean and reshape your tooth, removing damaged tissue. This process helps to ensure your restoration fits comfortably in your bite. Using CEREC technology, we can then take digital images of your smile, which will be used to design a custom mold. After determining proper measurements and color, we can send this information to an in-office milling unit, which can sculpt your crown out of high quality ceramic.
After fabrication, we can place the restoration over the tooth to ensure proper fit and color. If no modifications are needed, we can secure your crown in place, revealing restored dental form and function. Typically, the entire process takes about an hour and a half, but your treatment timeline will ultimately depend upon the extent of your procedure.
In addition to convenience and efficiency, same-day crowns can:
- Restore chipped or broken teeth
- Protect and reinforce a weakened tooth
- Seal a damaged tooth after root canal therapy
- Restore a dental implant
- Conceal irregularly-shaped or severely discolored teeth
At our office, we use only high quality materials, known for their aesthetic appeal and longevity. Whether you opt for IPS Empress® or IPS e.max® ceramic, you can feel confident that your crown will look and feel like a natural tooth.
Repair Your Smile
At Shemen Dental Group LLP, we strive to provide patients with the best possible care, which is why we offer durable, same-day crowns and traditional restorations. Together, we can improve and protect your dental health for years to come. To learn more about the benefits of dental crowns or to schedule an appointment, please call us at (806) 358-2472 or contact us online.
"The staff at Shemen Dental Group treat you like part of the family. Every visit has been positive, and everyone goes out of their way to make you feel valued and comfortable."Randy D.