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Dental Crowns Specialist

Mark Studer, DDS

Cosmetic Dentists & Restorative Dentists located in Bedford, TX

Dental crowns are used in a variety of applications to improve the strength, structure, and appearance of a compromised tooth. If you have a damaged tooth, Mark Studer, DDS, and his team provide durable, natural-appearing same-day crowns. To find out if a dental crown is right for you, call the office in Bedford, Texas, or you can request an appointment online today.

Dental Crowns Q & A

What is a dental crown?

A dental crown is a covering or cap that’s placed over the surface of a damaged tooth. A crown helps restore strength, structure, and appearance to your tooth. Crowns are custom made to match the size, shape, and color of your natural teeth. Dr. Studer and his team provide same-day crowns using CAD/CAM technology, which stands for computer-aided design and computer-aided manufacturing. CAD/CAM uses digital impressions of your teeth to construct the most precise custom crown.  

When is a dental crown necessary?

A dental crown is a versatile solution for many oral health issues, including:

  • Weakened teeth
  • Severe tooth decay
  • Cracked teeth
  • Worn-down teeth
  • Misshapen teeth
  • Discolored teeth

Crowns are also used alongside other dental treatments. Crowns are frequently used after root canal treatment to preserve the treated tooth and are also used with restoration appliances like dental bridges and implants. 

How are dental crowns placed?

With the CAD/CAM system, placing your custom dental crown is quite simple. First, Dr. Studer evaluates your condition and gets you ready for the procedure. He administers local anesthesia to prevent any discomfort, as your damaged tooth is prepped for the placement of the crown. Dr. Studer removes enamel from your damaged tooth and reshapes it to ensure your crown fits correctly. 

After preparing the damaged tooth, Dr. Studer takes digital impressions of your teeth. The team uses Planmeca E4D imaging technology for quick, accurate construction of your crown. Dr. Studer uses your impressions to develop a digital design of your crown, which is then fed into a computer-aided mill. 

Your crown is milled from a single, solid piece of ceramic for a durable, long-lasting restoration. Ceramic is commonly used for tooth restoration because it closely resembles the strength and appearance of natural teeth. CAD/CAM allows for improved accuracy and less time waiting for your prosthetic appliance. 

Once your crown is complete, Dr. Studer makes any final adjustments before cementing it into place. Your crown is constructed and placed during the same appointment. 

To speak with the team about repairing a damaged tooth, call the office or book an appointment online today.