When teeth are affected by trauma or decay, restoring them promptly is vital to your oral health. Unlike skin, teeth do not have the ability to regenerate tissue; therefore, healing is out of the question for damaged teeth. Instead, treating dental damage and disease requires eliminating the infection and protecting the remaining healthy tooth structure. With innovative single-visit dental crowns provided at our Honolulu dental office, Dr. Rohinton Patel has helped many patients restore and preserve teeth faster than ever before. These strong, natural-looking prosthetic teeth can restore balance, comfort, and health to a compromised smile. Contact us today to learn more.
Video: Dental Crowns
At Hawaii Pacific Dental Group, Dr. Rohinton Patel and his team place dental crowns and bridges to repair and protect damaged or missing teeth. By scanning the tooth structure with a digital camera, we can accurately plan the placement of your crown. In many cases, crowns can be placed in a single visit.
The Function of Modern Dental Crowns
Dental crowns are a common restoration that completely covers a tooth following treatment for damage or decay. They are often used to restore a tooth following a root canal. Dental crowns can also be used to hold dental bridges (also called partial dentures) in place. If a patient is missing one or more teeth, a dental bridge can close the gap with several artificial teeth, held in place by two adjacent dental crowns. Dr. Patel can also replace missing teeth with dental implants, restored with crowns or bridges.
Dental Restorations in One Day
Traditionally, placing a dental crown required at least two visits to the dentist’s office: one to measure the tooth for the crown, and another to place the crown once it was fabricated in a dental lab. With innovative CAD/CAM imaging and CEREC technology, Dr. Patel can prepare and measure a patient’s teeth, and take a digital impression that will guide computerized tools in crafting the restoration from a single block of porcelain. Dr. Patel has advanced training in CAD/CAM, so you can trust his thorough knowledge and expertise in this innovative technology. Rather than wearing a temporary crown while a dental lab creates the final restoration, CEREC technology makes it possible for your crown or bridge to be designed, crafted, and permanently placed in a single office visit.
The Right Crown for Everyone
Dental porcelain is one of the most popular materials for crafting lifelike, cosmetic dental restorations. Also called ceramic, dental porcelain can be tinted to the exact shade of a patient’s natural teeth, and specially layered to reflect light like natural enamel. Depending on the patient’s needs and preferences, we may recommend eMax®, BruxZir®, or Empress® crowns for beauty, strength, and durability.
Learn More about Protecting and Improving Your Smile
Dental crowns are one of the most widely used dental restorations today, and are often an important part of a patient’s full smile reconstruction. If you have been suffering with a smile compromised by decay or trauma, these custom-crafted restorations can help you achieve comfort, balance, and a natural appearance. Best of all, we can provide the treatment and restoration you need within a single appointment. To learn more about how you can benefit from crowns and bridges, contact us today.