Caps or crowns are recommended when too much of the tooth structure is gone or a tooth has had root canal treatment. The tooth is prepared for an ideal fit. Then a traditional or optical impression is taken to fabricate your crown. Once the crown is constructed, it is then cemented in place. There are several choices of materials and each one is recommended for different reasons. Dr. Tozer may recommend a specific type or he may give you more than one option.
CEREC or CAD/CAM crowns are porcelain crowns that use a computer to form, and make the crown with only one convenient visit to our office. No temporary crown or additional appointments are needed because you walk out with your new tooth colored crown cemented, all in the same appointment! Click here for the CEREC website.
The new technology of lab fabricated Zirconia/Ceramic (tooth colored) crowns and bridges are replacing metal supported restorations. These new restorations are unsurpassed in their likeness to your original teeth.