If you’re living with the embarrassment and pain and discomfort from chipped, cracked, or missing teeth, our permanent CEREC® dental crowns and dental bridges are a fix for your esthetic and function concerns. With the help of our state-of-the-art milling technology here at Smile 32 Dentistry, we can create your new dental crowns on the same day as your visit and send you home with a healthy new smile! We know that damaged teeth can make simple daily activities such as chewing and talking quite uncomfortable. Decayed teeth can also be a concern as they often cause irritation and sensitivity which can lead to increased discomfort. If your tooth’s roots and interior are healthy, then the tooth is likely worth saving. An upgraded exterior known as dental crowns or dental bridges makes damaged teeth stronger, therefore, restoring function. Dr. Pratik Vakil regularly provides custom, premium quality, same-day dental crowns right here in Houston, TX.
Dr. Vakil is skilled in CEREC assisted restorative treatments to help achieve long-lasting results for a healthy smile in just one visit. Your new CEREC restoration is made from ceramic or porcelain materials and restored perfectly to blend with your existing teeth while remaining strong enough to withstand daily wear. Not only do we offer our customized CEREC crown, we also offer dental bridges to restore your smile after an extraction or in the case of a missing tooth.
Dental crowns are a tooth cap that cover and protect damaged individual teeth to restore a tooth’s appearance with improved durability. Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics (CEREC) crowns are created by utilizing our advanced dental technology to create a crown that perfectly fits over your damaged tooth. This CEREC crown bonds to your tooth and mimics the size, shape and color of your natural tooth for a flawless finish. Other than being able to correct those pesky esthetic or functional concerns you may have, CEREC crowns are completely customized to your tooth to look and feel like real teeth.
Consisting of one or more artificial teeth that are made from resin or porcelain, dental bridges provide tooth replacement by “bridging” the gap left behind by missing teeth. The crown may cover one or more teeth to properly secure the bridge and hold the artificial teeth in place. If you have one or more missing teeth, a dental bridge can fill the gap with one or more artificial teeth. If you are missing one or more teeth and natural teeth are unavailable, Dr. Vakil may recommend implanting teeth on either side to hold the bridge in place.
Dental crowns are fixed covers that lay over an existing tooth to return a damaged tooth to its original strength and appearance. We generally recommend a tooth crown when a tooth is too damaged to be treated with a standard filling. Similarly, dental crowns are placed to preserve a tooth after a root canal or to restore aesthetics after implant surgery.
Our in-office CEREC technology allows Dr. Vakil the ability to offer flexibility and versatility to our patients. Since our dental processes are customized to our patient, our CEREC crowns allow for treatment options that preserve original tooth structure, provide desired aesthetics and offer a less expensive result quickly. With the help of our in-house dental lab, Dr. Vakil can craft crowns and dental bridges that match your facial features, face shape and skin tone. To date, CEREC remains the most advanced in-house tool offering a precise way to restore the look and function of your smile. With CEREC crowns, our patients are able to have a crown fabricated in-house by utilizing our Exocad design software and milling machines to place your CEREC crowns and dental bridges all in one visit where traditional crowns often require several weeks to receive final restoration. Your entire treatment process for CEREC crowns here at Smile 32 Dentistry takes approximately 1.5 hours! During this time, Dr. Vakil will listen to your dental concerns, take a digital scan to calculate your tooth’s dimensions and collect impressions. From there, we place and secure your crown over the affected tooth, perfecting the bite so you can enjoy a complete smile in just one visit!