A crown is a dental appliance that completely covers the existing tooth, right down to the gum line. Crowns have been around for many years, but recent advancements in dental technology have resulted in two important changes:
- Durable porcelain material is now used for crowns, so they look just like your natural teeth
- CEREC® technology now enables Dr. Parma and his staff to create your permanent crown right here in our San Antonio, TX, office, while you wait
Dr. Parma removes less of the affected natural tooth, making it easier for the porcelain crown to adhere to the tooth surface. Thanks to CEREC® technology, Dr. Parma and his staff can create your custom crown to match your existing teeth, which means it will look very much like a natural tooth. Best of all – he can accomplish all this for the patient in a single trip to our San Antonio, TX, office!
Why You Should Choose Rick J. Parma for Porcelain Crowns
A crown is often an excellent way to repair a tooth that can’t be fixed with a regular filling. The porcelain material is quite strong and durable, and typically lasts for many years. While many other dental offices require two visits for a new porcelain crown – one to prepare the tooth for the crown, and another visit one or two weeks later to have the permanent crown placed on the tooth – Dr. Parma’s patients only need to visit our San Antonio, TX, office only once for a new crown, thanks to CEREC® technology!
Important Information about Porcelain Crowns
Dr. Parma may recommend a crown to resolve any of a variety of dental issues, including:
- A broken or chipped tooth
- A misshaped tooth
- A badly decayed tooth that can’t be fixed with a filling
- A tooth that has undergone a root canal
CEREC® technology enables Dr. Parma to create custom crowns right here in our office, while the patient waits. This is not only more convenient for the patient – because it requires only one trip to our office instead of two – but it also gives Dr. Parma and his staff more quality control over the permanent crown.
Contact Our San Antonio, TX, Office Today
For more information about porcelain crowns and CEREC® technology, or to schedule an appointment with Dr. Parma, contact our office today.