We also offer crowns in the office, and what crowns are is essentially a porcelain shell that fits over the tooth, and the reason why you do a crown is that sometimes a tooth might have a large filling, there might be a broken area or there could be fractures in the tooth, and so what the crown does is it supports the tooth and it strengthens it. We use a very high end material that looks fantastic. When we do a crown, we can make it look just like the rest of the teeth, so if you have a large, metal filling that's unsightly, we can use a crown to mask that and to give you a more natural look.
Just about everything can get damaged. Your car, your home, even your teeth. When the damage is small, it’s easily repaired. But when it’s big, you need a big repair. That’s where dental crown and dental bridge from trusted Jeffersonville, Indiana dentist at Kirchner Dental can help. These can repair major problems and give you back a working, beautiful smile.
CEREC Technology WorksRead Transcript
Straightened me out on a few things that were going wrong. They put a filling, a dental crown and deep clean. I had pain, I had discomfort, and I wasn't sleeping as well as I should have been, as I could have been. Now, I'm sleeping better, feeling better. It is so like the old one. They didn't make it like nice and streamlined. It feels natural in my mouth. It feels like the one that's supposed to be there. I have to think about, oh yeah, that's not the one that was there. That's the cap that they put on, cap or crown he put on.
All the contours are just the contours as before. You look at it as a model. It ain't necessarily a pretty thing, but it's mine and it fits, and that's what I've been used to all these years. It's good. Everybody here, not just has a caring attitude, but really seems to care about me, how I feel and how I'm enduring the procedure, whatever it may be. That's very important. Dr. Kirchner is a good guy. I like him.
Normally, you would have to wait weeks before your dental crown or dental bridge was ready. A dentist would need to make impressions of your teeth, determine the measurements, send the order to a lab, and wait until the dental bridge was mailed back. Thankfully, you don’t have to worry about that with your Jeffersonville, Indiana dentist in Kirchner Dental. We use Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics, otherwise known as CEREC. CEREC’s three-dimensional scanning technology ensures the proper shape and size of your crown. Then, the machine makes a CEREC dental crown for you as you wait. You’ll get it ordered, made, and fitted in just one visit.
Inlays And Onlays Can Repair Cavities
When you have a cavity, the bacteria there needs to be removed and the damage repaired. Dr. Kirchner can remove the corroded enamel and get rid of the bacteria. To repair minor damage, we often use a tooth-colored filling. But at our Jeffersonville, Indiana dentist office, we can offer inlays and onlays as well. Inlays rest in the biting surface of your teeth. Onlays can rest there and on the side of the teeth. Both will repair the damaged area and look completely natural in your mouth.
Dental Crowns Will Restore Teeth
Sometimes, a cavity is too big for fillings, inlays, or onlays. If enough damage has been done, the tooth could be too weak to function properly. Putting pressure on it could fracture the tooth. There are other times when the damage is from an injury, not a cavity. Still, the tooth is at risk of fracturing. To help with either problem, you can get a dental crown. This is a cap made to look like a healthy version of the tooth it covers. Once placed, it seals up the damage. Because it goes around the whole visible part of the tooth, it also holds it tightly together.
A Dental Bridge Can Replace a Missing ToothRead Transcript
I had some dental work done on a tooth in the back of my mouth years ago but it was one of those situations where at the time the cavity, to deal with it almost half the tooth was gone anyway and so there was a little additional decay and so Jeffersonville, Indiana dentist Dr. Kirchner recommended we go ahead and just remove the tooth, the bulk of the tooth because of the issue. I came in for that appointment and it was definitely interesting.
Technology has definitely improved in dental care since I started going to the dentist. From the anesthesia to the mapping of the tooth area to create the dental crown. All of that was done within a two and a half, three hour visit. The mold and everything. There was no return visit to have the dental crown put on, it was all done same day. I don't think anybody likes sitting in a dentist's chair for three hours but in hindsight it was a relatively painless process. I haven't had any complaints.
When you have lost a tooth, you have to worry about more than just how the empty space looks. Food can collect in that space, plus the nearby teeth will start to slide toward the gap. It’s better to get a replacement tooth as soon as possible. An affordable, noninvasive option is a dental bridge. This treatment puts a dental crown in the gap. The crown is held securely by two other crowns, one on each side of the gap. There is no surgery, but you will get a beautiful replacement tooth so you can eat, talk, and look normal again. If you need extra stability, we can even work with an oral surgeon to secure your dental bridge using dental implants.