Columbia Dentist Examines Dental Crowns

Loose Permanent ToothIn terms of your dental anatomy, the crown of your tooth is the top part that you see above your gumline when you smile. Dental crowns are also known as caps and can replace, reinforce, and restore a tooth that is damaged in any way. Columbia dentist, Dr. David Foster, has improved upon the smiles of many patients with dental crowns. Both form and function are the focus of these small porcelain shells. CEREC technology offers the opportunity for patients to be given a brand new crown in one day.

CEREC Technology

With CEREC, part of your initial preparation includes a series of photographs and impressions. These images and measurements are loaded into a computer. Incredible software creates a 3D image of your tooth and what it will look like with your new dental crown. CEREC machines even offer the next step – milling your ceramic crown to fit your tooth like a glove. Dr. Foster will check the fit and make any necessary adjustments before adhering the crown with a powerful bonding agent. Dental crowns can be dyed to blend seamlessly with your existing natural teeth.

Porcelain Veneers

CEREC can also be used for porcelain veneers, which are thin shells of dental porcelain. When flaws are present, veneers can be affixed onto the front of your tooth to give you a smooth and beautiful smile. Veneers mask permanent teeth stains that don’t respond to whitening. They can also correct the appearance of misalignment, repair cracked or chipped teeth, close gaps between teeth, and reshape damaged teeth. Just as with regular dental crowns, a porcelain veneer treatment usually requires at least two visits to the dentist. However, CEREC, provides durable and aesthetically pleasing dental veneers in a single visit.

Schedule an Appointment with Your Columbia Dentist

Interested in improving the appearance of your smile with our single visit crowns and veneers? Talk to your Columbia dentist today. Dr. Foster offers the latest in general, restorative, and cosmetic dentistry. Schedule an appointment our 38401 dentist office by calling (931) 388-3384. We welcome patients from Columbia, Spring Hill, Mt. Pleasant, Lewisburg, Lewisburg, Hohenwald, Centerville and surrounding communities.