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Dental Crowns – Indianapolis, IN 

A Solid Shield for a Broken Tooth

Woman with a pleasant smile

While dental fillings can be great for fixing small issues, there’s a lot that they aren’t capable of. More substantial damage requires a more substantial solution, which is why for people in Indianapolis, high-quality dental crowns from Martinez Dentistry are the perfect way to deal with problematic teeth.

If you’re looking for a solid shield for a broken tooth, a way to top off a root canal, or even just to change the shape and color of your smile, give us a call and we’ll discuss whether dental crowns could work for you.

Why Choose Martinez Dentistry for Dental Crowns? 

  • Dedicated Dentist Who Will Attend to Your Needs
  • Same-Day CEREC Dental Crowns for Quick Results
  • Precise, Mess-Free Digital Impressions

What Is a Dental Crown?

3D render of a dental crown

If you’re unaware, dental crowns are like caps that can be placed on the teeth, maintaining their integrity, restoring their aesthetics, and protecting them from further damage. They can be made of a variety of materials, though we use zirconia and porcelain at our practice. As we hinted at before, they’re typically used in situations where damage is severe and a dental filling isn’t going to cut it.

The Process of Getting a Dental Crown

Picture of a dental crown being milled

Even if you’re a little bit familiar with how dental crowns are ordinarily produced, we do things a little differently. That’s because we make use of CEREC same-day dental crowns, which means that instead of having your crown crafted in a far-off dental lab, it can be milled within an hour in our office.

When we’re fitting you for a dental crown, we’ll begin by taking meticulous digital impressions of your tooth. This will inform the design of your dental crown. We’ll then prepare the tooth for the dental crown by removing a portion of your enamel, making room for the final restoration.

At this point, one of two things will happen. Either a) the designs for your dental crown will be sent to a crown to be milled, which should take a few weeks, or b) we will feed your digital impressions into the CEREC machine, which will make use of them to produce your restoration in as little as an hour.

Once we have your restoration, we’ll adhere it permanently to your tooth, bringing it back to perfect health.

Benefits of Getting a Dental Crown

Man looking at his smile in a mirror

If your tooth has been damaged, it’s vitally important that you deal with the issue. Teeth don’t heal or grow back, which means that the problem will only get worse if you do nothing.

Dental crowns can afford you much greater comfort and chewing strength than you would get without them and preserve your natural teeth from needing to be extracted in the long run. They also look incredible, blending in perfectly with the rest of your smile.

With all that they have going for them, there’s no reason not to invest in a dental crown if one could help you. Give us a call today, and we’ll talk to you about what this kind of restoration could do for you.

Dental Crowns FAQs

If you have additional questions about dental crowns, reach out to our team to schedule your consultation.

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Does Getting Dental Crowns Hurt?

Not at all. Getting a dental crown involves reducing a tooth’s enamel, but you won’t feel pain. Before we do anything to your teeth, we give you a local anesthetic, just like when you get a filling. The area should be numb, keeping you completely comfortable throughout your treatment. Plus, with digital impressions, you don’t have to worry about the awkward, uncomfortable, and messy impressions that are traditionally taken. You simply sit back and relax while we complete your smile again.

When Is a Dental Crown Necessary?

You may be wondering under what kinds of circumstances you’d need a dental crown, and the possible scenarios are extensive. In addition to having a cavity that can’t be repaired with a filling, dental crowns are used for holding cracked or broken teeth together, for covering misshapen or discolored teeth, and for restoring teeth after root canal treatment. Also, a dental crown is used to top off a single dental implant to replace one entire tooth.

How Long Do Dental Crowns Last?

In general, dental crowns are designed to last for between 10 and 15 years before needing replacement, but the exact lifespan of your crown will largely be determined by how well you maintain it. Brushing and flossing daily will keep bacteria from infecting the tooth underneath and the surrounding gum tissue. Regular checkups and cleanings with Dr. Martinez also ensure that your crown stays in excellent condition for the long term.

Will Others Be Able to Tell I Have a Crown?

While we’re designing and creating your zirconia or porcelain crown, we are careful to choose a shade that matches the teeth surrounding the treated one. In addition, we’ve chosen to work with these specific materials because they can be crafted to be as realistic as possible. As a result, your prosthetic crown should blend in perfectly and look just like a natural tooth. You can laugh, smile, talk, and eat without worrying about your crown calling attention to itself.