Time is of the essence when treating your dental issues, but in today’s hectic society, finding time to sit in a chair can be difficult. Unfortunately, dental maladies such as tooth decay, gum disease, or complications from a structurally damaged tooth do not wait for anyone, regardless of how busy you are. As progressive diseases, these maladies will continue to destroy your dental health until you address them. In our dedication to helping you maintain your healthy and beautiful smile, Austin dentist Dr. Van Wicklen makes treating your teeth simpler, quicker, and more appeasing to your schedule.
Why Do You Need a Crown, Anyway?
Healthy teeth are surrounded by a strong substance called tooth enamel. As a barrier for bacteria, food debris, and other irritants, enamel protects the softer tissues of your tooth from disease and discomfort. When your tooth is damaged (i.e., cracked or fractured), then your tooth’s interior is exposed to infection, decay, and the risk of loss. A dental crown, often called a cap, is shaped like your tooth and is placed over it to help retain its structural integrity and protect it from further damage and disease. If your tooth is treated for tooth decay and a dental filling is placed, Dr. Van Wicklen may recommend placing a crown over the treated tooth to keep it strong.
Dental Crowns in Austin
Traditionally, placing a dental crown took at least two visits, between which you would wear a temporary crown that could break or fall off. We know your time is valuable, and to help accommodate your schedule, Dr. Van Wicklen employs Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramic, or CEREC, to craft and place your dental crown in just one visit. If you have a tooth that requires a dental crown and would like to learn more about innovative CEREC system, then contact your Austin dentist. You can schedule an appointment with Dr. Van Wicklen by calling 512-448-3131. Located in the 78704 area, we proudly serve the cities of Austin, Round Rock, Pflugerville, Bastrop, Bee Cave, Cedar Park, and all surrounding communities.