Dental crowns fit snugly over injured, discolored, or cracked teeth. A natural looking crown protects a tooth from further injury or damage and helps alleviate any toothaches or discomfort you may have experienced as a result of the tooth.
Digital Crown Impressions
In the past, a crown impression was taken using a material that was loaded onto a tray and put in the patient’s mouth. Once in, the doctor and patient had to wait for the material to set up. This can take up to 5 minutes. During this time, the patient has a mouth full of goopie, runny material that most likely will cause a gagging reaction. With digital impressions, Dr. Buzz Nabers is able to take a much more accurate impression of the patient’s tooth just by taking a few digital scans of the tooth structure and the opposing arch. Once the information is captured, the computer then creates a 3-D model on the computer screen that the doctor can evaluate before sending it digitally to the laboratory for fabrication of the crown. With a precise impression, the laboratory is able to make a better fitting crown for the patient.