Dental Crowns in Spring Hill, TN
Restore Your Smile With Dr. Richard Robinette
Having a broken or missing tooth can impact your life in many ways. Whether eating, speaking, or smiling, having a smile you love to show off is essential. Thankfully, dental crowns are dental restorations that provide both functional and aesthetic benefits. At Dentistry by Design of Spring Hill, TN, led by Dr. Richard Robinette, we’re proud to offer top-notch dental crown services, ensuring that our patients leave with a confident and natural-looking smile often in just one appointment.
Discover our CEREC dental crown technology in Dr. Robinette’s guide.
What Are Dental Crowns?
Dental crowns are custom-made caps placed over a tooth to restore size, shape, and strength. These restorations are often made of ceramic, porcelain, or metal and can be designed to match the color and shape of your existing teeth. By restoring the size, shape, and appearance of a tooth, dental crowns play a crucial role in enhancing oral health and revitalizing smiles. Dental crowns are also often the final step in the dental implant process.
CEREC Dental Crown Technology
Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics (CEREC) is an innovative system that allows our Spring Hill dentist to create and place dental crowns in a single visit. This state-of-the-art technology fabricates dental crowns on-site, revolutionizing the dental industry by providing patients with an efficient solution for restoring their smiles.
The Benefits of CEREC Dental Crowns
CEREC dental crown technology offers many benefits over traditional dental crown creation, including:
- Increased Efficiency: One of the significant advantages of CEREC technology is its ability to provide same-day dental crowns. With traditional crown procedures, patients typically have to wait several weeks while a crown is created in a laboratory. CEREC eliminates this waiting period by allowing immediate crown placement, saving patients time and reducing the number of dental visits required.
- Convenience: CEREC technology eliminates the need for temporary crowns. Temporary crowns can be uncomfortable and may require additional appointments for removal and placement of the permanent crown. CEREC enables patients to skip this step, providing a more streamlined, convenient dental experience.
- Aesthetics: CEREC crowns are crafted from high-quality ceramic materials that closely resemble the natural color of your teeth. The precise digital design ensures a perfect fit and optimal aesthetics, resulting in a crown that seamlessly blends with the patient's smile.
- Durability: CEREC crowns are known for their exceptional strength and longevity. The ceramic material used in CEREC restorations is highly durable, providing patients with a crown that can withstand the rigors of daily chewing and biting.
- Precision: The CAD/CAM technology used in CEREC ensures high precision and accuracy in crown design and fabrication.
The Dental Crowns Process at Dentistry by Design
You'll visit Dr. Robinette at our Spring Hill dental office, where he’ll examine your tooth and determine if a dental crown is necessary. He’ll also discuss the procedure, costs, and any alternatives.
During the next appointment, the dentist will numb the tooth and the surrounding area. Then, they will reshape the tooth to create space for the dental crown. This involves removing a portion of the tooth's outer structure, usually by filing it down or building it up with a filling material.
Designing the Crown
The digital images are fed into specialized software, which allows the dentist to create a customized crown design that perfectly matches the shape, size, and color of your natural teeth. This ensures a seamless and natural-looking result.
Once the crown design is finalized, it is sent to an in-house milling machine that precisely carves the crown from a high-quality ceramic block. This process takes only a matter of minutes, ensuring a quick turnaround time.
Permanent Crown Placement
Once the permanent crown is ready, you'll return to the dentist's office for its placement. The dentist will remove the temporary crown and check the fit, color, and shape of the permanent crown. If everything looks good, Dr. Robinette will cement the crown onto the prepared tooth with dental adhesive or bonding material.
The dentist will make any necessary adjustments to ensure the crown fits comfortably and your bite is aligned correctly. They may also polish the crown to give it a natural appearance.
Frequently Asked Questions
▼How long do dental crowns last?
Dental crowns can last anywhere from five to 15 years or more, depending on the material and how well they’re cared for. Good oral hygiene practices and regular dental check-ups can help prolong the life of your dental crown.
▼Are dental crowns painful?
The process of getting a dental crown is typically not painful, as the dentist will use a local anesthetic to numb the area around the tooth. However, some patients may experience discomfort or sensitivity after the procedure, which can usually be managed with over-the-counter pain relievers.
▼How do I take care of my dental crown?
Taking care of your dental crown is similar to maintaining your natural teeth. It’s essential to brush your teeth twice a day with a soft-bristle toothbrush and fluoride toothpaste. Additionally, flossing daily and using an antimicrobial mouthwash can help remove plaque and bacteria from around the crown. It is also crucial to avoid biting or chewing on hard objects, such as ice or pens, as they can damage the crown.
▼Can dental crowns stain?
Ceramic and porcelain crowns are highly resistant to staining, making them an excellent choice for restoring the appearance of your teeth.
Schedule Your Consultation at Dentistry by Design of Spring Hill
At Dentistry by Design of Spring Hill, TN, we’re proud to offer our patients the advantages of CEREC dental crown technology. Our skilled and experienced dental professionals use the latest technology to provide efficient, convenient, and aesthetically pleasing dental crown restorations.
Schedule your appointment with Dr. Robinette by calling 931-771-8500 or filling out our online contact form. We look forward to meeting patients from Spring Hill and the surrounding areas of Bethesda, Jameson, and Thompson Station, TN.
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The staff are welcoming, professional, and kind. I will refer anyone to them. The atmosphere of the place makes you relaxed.-L.J.
The whole staff is very friendly and experienced. I am always treated great. Dr Robinette is the best!!-J.P.
I cannot tell you the positive change in self-esteem new teeth have allowed me to experience. It has been worth every penny.-L.H.