In some circumstances, a simple filling can’t repair a tooth. In these situations, Dr. Miller will often recommend that a porcelain crown be used instead. These attractive and durable appliances are designed to completely cover the surface of the affected tooth – right down to the gum line. Years ago, most crowns were made of metal, making them quite noticeable in a person’s mouth. But over the past several years, porcelain crowns have become much more popular. These durable dental appliances can be made to very closely match the color of your existing teeth, which makes them much harder to detect than the old-fashioned metal variety. We are pleased to offer same-day porcelain crowns to our patients from throughout the Austin, TX, area.
Important Information about Porcelain Crowns
The term “porcelain” may be a bit misleading in the case of porcelain crowns. When you think of porcelain, you may envision delicate pieces of china, but porcelain crowns are anything but delicate! The porcelain material used in dental appliances is just the opposite. Not only can it be made to very closely match the color of your existing teeth, it’s also extremely strong and durable. Most porcelain crowns last for many, many years.
The Porcelain Crown Procedure
The procedure involved in getting a new porcelain crown begins with our staff creating a digital impression of your existing tooth. That digital impression will be used to create your new porcelain crown. After that, Dr. Miller will remove any existing decay in the affected tooth, then he will thoroughly clean the surface. Once your tooth is prepared, Dr. Miller will create and fit you with your new porcelain crown, and your tooth will be as good as new, all in one single visit!
Same-Day CEREC® Crowns
Do you need a new crown but don’t have time in your busy schedule to make two trips to our office for a traditional crown? Then ask about our new CEREC® same-day crowns! Thanks to remarkable new dental process, Dr. Miller can now use CAD/CAM technology to create a digital image of the affected tooth, transfer that image to the CEREC® design system, and create a brand new ceramic crown for you – all in a single visit to our office!
Advantages of Same-Day CEREC® Crowns
This amazing new crown technology offers many benefits to our patients, including:
- Get a brand new permanent crown in just a single trip to our office
- No need for messy physical impressions
- No need to wear a temporary crown
- CEREC® crowns are durable and look just like a natural tooth
- Same-day crowns are surprisingly affordable!
Contact Our Office Today
For more information about same-day porcelain crowns, or to schedule an appointment with Dr. Miller, contact our Austin, TX, office today.