Quiz: What are Single Day Crowns?

 

Occasionally, we have patients who break or fracture a tooth, usually when biting down on something hard or as a result of a sports accident. In addition, advanced tooth decay can leave a tooth weak and at risk of infection. To address these situations, a patient may require a dental crown. Dr. Calcagno and Dr. Heimer offer our patients innovative single day crowns to restore teeth to full function and health.

Single Day Crown Quiz

  1. True or False: A crown repairs damaged teeth.
  2. True or False: Crowns also help replace missing teeth.
  3. True or False: You can receive a complete crown in one visit.
  4. True or False: Singe day crowns are completely natural looking.

Answer Key

  1. True. The crown fits over the visible portion of a tooth. The restoration protects the remaining tooth structure and helps the patient avoid further decay or infection. Crowns are often recommended for teeth too damaged or decayed for a filling. Crowns also restore teeth following root canal therapy.
  2. True. A crown can be used to secure a dental bridge or top a dental implant, providing a natural looking and durable restoration.
  3. True. Using CEREC technology, Dr. Calcagno or Dr. Heimer will first prepare the tooth receiving the crown. We will then take pictures and digital impressions of your teeth to create a 3D model. The CEREC machine will use this model to craft your new crown from a block of ceramic. Once complete, Dr. Calcagno or Dr. Heimer will check the fit and place the crown in just one sitting.
  4. True. Ceramic reflects light in a similar manner as natural tooth enamel. As a result, your crown will look completely lifelike and blend seamlessly with your smile. If you have any questions, please contact our office today.

ABOUT YOUR ROCHESTER FAMILY DENTISTS:

Calcagno Cosmetic and Family Dentistry offer expert services including teeth whitening, Six Month Smiles, Invisalign, root canals, and pediatric dentistry. To schedule a consultation, please call (507) 218-8936. Dr. Gilly Calcagno and Dr. Kara Heimer welcome and serve patients from Rochester, Red Wing, St. Charles, Winona, Farmington, Austin, and the surrounding communities.