Metal-free crowns are natural looking and extremely durable. Ceramic comes very close to matching the hardness of a natural tooth. It offers many advantages over conventional crowns and has been routinely used by the doctors at Wood Creek Dental in Upstate South Carolina to restore our patients’ smiles.
Additionally, we are now able to offer esthetic ceramic crowns or partial crowns in a single visit with CEREC "same day crown" technology.
Natural Looking Dental Crowns and Bridges
No more black lines around crowns or that “looks like caps” esthetics! Lava™ (trademark of 3M company) and other zirconia-based developments have achieved heights in esthetic dentistry that were not possible a few short years ago.
Lava is an all-ceramic tooth restoration with a zirconium oxide understructure, which offers increased strength and fracture resistance. Lava crowns and bridges can withstand pressures far greater than those normally occurring within the bite structure. By restoring your teeth with these metal-free alternatives, we are not only keeping the natural beauty of your smile but also enhancing its strength and function.
“One of my worst possible nightmares came true when I fell head first down 22 steps…3 root canals and 4 crowns later, I was restored to almost the way God made me! I would recommend Wood Creek Dental for any issues you may have regarding your teeth. They will listen to your concerns with an open ear and a compassionate heart. And once you choose them, they will put their well-trained hands and minds to work in order to sculpt you the perfect smile!”— Tammy P.
CEREC Same-Day Dental Crowns
Wood Creek Dental offers CEREC same-day dental crowns. This technique uses CAD/CAM technology to create a high-quality, cost-effective restoration that is delivered in one office visit. The CAD/CAM process provides the precision necessary to craft a dental crown that will fit perfectly on your damaged tooth. Your crown is made from a ceramic material that can be matched to the color of your neighboring teeth for beautiful, natural looking results.
3D digital imaging technology creates a virtual model of your tooth that will be used to manufacture your crown. Our dentists will create the crown in our office during your appointment. Once the crown is completed, it will be placed on your tooth immediately, providing you with a fully functional restoration in just one office visit. In contrast, traditional dental crowns are manufactured in a lab, requiring an additional office visit to complete the procedure.
You’ll experience the following benefits from CEREC crowns:
- Your restoration is completed in just one office visit
- Eliminates the need for the placement of a temporary crown, which isn’t as strong as your permanent restoration and may be susceptible to falling out
- Any adjustments to the crown can be made in our office during your appointment, ensuring a precise fit with your tooth
- All records of your tooth are taken digitally, eliminating the use of messy, uncomfortable impression materials
- High-quality ceramic material provides durable, long-lasting results
- Your new crown will blend in seamlessly with your smile
Patients who need a dental crown to protect a damaged tooth are often good candidates for a CEREC crown. Our dentists will discuss the pros and cons of each dental crown option with you and recommend the ideal solution for your unique needs and goals.
Do You Need Dental Crowns or a Dental Bridge?
In general, we recommend dental crowns to correct issues, such as:
- Covering a misshapen or discolored tooth
- Covering a tooth after a root canal was performed
- Protecting a chipped, weakened, or fractured tooth
- Protecting a tooth that has had a large filling
- Attaching a bridge
If one or more teeth are missing, we may recommend a dental bridge where a false tooth or teeth are supported by a dental crown on either side. You may also be a candidate for dental implants.
Would you like to experience the beauty and function that metal-free crowns and bridges can bring to your smile? Call Wood Creek Dental at 864-288-5300 in Greenville and 864-457-3425 in Landrum today to arrange a FREE consultation with one of our experienced dentists.
We welcome patients throughout Greenville, Landrum, Simpsonville, and the entire Upstate South Carolina area. We look forward to welcoming you to our family-friendly dentistry practice!