Crowns are a cosmetic restoration used to strengthen a single tooth or improve its shape. Crowns are most often used for teeth that are broken, worn, or partially destroyed by tooth decay.

Crowns are "cemented" onto an existing tooth and fully cover the portion of your tooth above the gum line. In effect, the crown becomes your tooth's new outer surface. Crowns can be made of porcelain, metal, or both. Porcelain crowns are most often preferred because they mimic the translucency of natural teeth and are very strong.

Crowns or onlays (partial crowns) are needed when there is insufficient tooth strength remaining to hold a filling. Unlike fillings which apply the restorative material directly into your mouth, a crown is fabricated away from your mouth. Your crown is created by Dental Creations from your unique digital tooth scan which allows us to examine all aspects of your bite and jaw movements. Your crown is then sculpted just for you so that your bite and jaw movements function normally once the crown is placed.

At Dental Creations of Daytona Beach, we're pleased to offer our patients the advantage and luxury of leading-edge CEREC same-day tooth crowns.

We use dental technology like CEREC same-day crowns to allow our patients to get in, get the treatment they need, and get on with their busy schedules.

The process of creating CEREC dental crowns is actually fascinating. First, we need to shape the tooth by preparing it so that your new dental crown isn't loose or uncomfortable. We then take digital impressions that we upload to specialized computer software (no more messy impressions!). Using these 3-D images, we can view an accurate and precise model of your mouth and construct your new dental crown.

During your visit with us, your new CEREC dental crown will be made from an extremely durable, tooth-colored dental material. We use our in-office milling device to accurately fabricate dental restorations. Your new tooth crown will blend in seamlessly with your smile. The final step is to adjust the crown to fit your bite perfectly, polish the tooth crown, and bond it securely to your tooth.

The result is a tooth that looks completely natural and blends in seamlessly with your existing teeth. Digital impressions are more accurate and don't have any air bubbles or blurry images that can happen with traditional dental crown fabrication.