CEREC Crowns

How to Fix a Chipped Tooth

Chipping a tooth can be very stressful when it first happens, but with the right treatment, your tooth can be as good as new before you know it! A broken or chipped tooth is a common problem that often results from a blow to the mouth or chewing on a hard food. The tooth is especially vulnerable to breaking if it has already had decay, which weakens its structure. In order to fix a chipped tooth, your dentist will need […]

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What Are My Options for Tooth Replacement?

Having one or more missing teeth can be frustrating to live with. The gaps left behind can affect oral function, take away from your smile appearance, and even cause more severe changes in your oral health. Fortunately, there are several replacement options offered at Austin Dental Spa that can provide incredibly lifelike results. Depending on the specifics of the case, dental implants tend to be the most beneficial teeth replacement option. They replace each tooth from the crown all the […]

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What Is the Difference Between Porcelain Crowns and Veneers?

Porcelain crowns and veneers are two popular dental restorations that can address a lot of the same concerns. Both options can be made using a natural-looking porcelain material, helping restore the look of your smile with durable results. Each restoration, however, is intended for a different purpose. Porcelain veneers are placed over the front of the teeth, acting as a “shell” that conceals imperfections, such as chips, cracks, stains, gaps, and mild misalignment. By covering up these common tooth concerns, […]

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How Do CEREC® Crowns And Lab-Made Crowns Differ?

A dental crown is designed to strengthen and repair a damaged or decayed tooth to provide a durable, natural-looking outcome. Traditionally, your dentist would take a mold of your teeth, have a third-party laboratory create your custom crown, and then schedule a second appointment to affix the crown to the affected tooth. However, with our innovative CEREC® system (Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics), our patients at Austin Dental Spa can improve the form and function of their smile in […]

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What Are the Main Benefits of CEREC® Crowns?

A porcelain crown is typically used to correct a tooth that has been affected by decay or a cosmetic imperfection. The restoration is designed to fit over the tooth to strengthen its structure and protect it from additional damage. A porcelain crown can also easily conceal many common aesthetic concerns such as chips, cracks, or fractures. CEREC® dental crowns have all of these benefits and more. Traditionally, creating a crown necessitates a dental laboratory to produce the custom dental restoration […]

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How Long Is A CEREC® Appointment?

Traditional dental crowns require two separate appointments – one to take a mold of the teeth and a second to attach the custom crown after the restoration had been returned from the laboratory. The CEREC® system has revolutionized the way our patients at Austin Dental Spa can repair a damaged or decayed tooth. Using 3D imaging technology and a chair-side milling device, you can receive all of the benefits of a custom crown with the convenience of same-day results. For […]

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How Long Do CEREC® Crowns Last?

CEREC® crowns are milled out of a durable ceramic material right here in our office, giving our patients the opportunity to restore a damaged or decayed tooth in a single day. While CEREC® crowns are designed to withstand normal wear and tear, they are not indestructible. Most of our patients at Austin Dental Spa will enjoy beautiful results that can last 10-30 years. However, there are certain habits that can decrease the lifespan of your restoration. Like porcelain veneers, CEREC® […]

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