Dublin area dentist describes the purpose of dental crowns
Dental crowns are one of the most common dental restorations used in Dublin area practices today. These restorations are utilized for both oral health and for cosmetic enhancement. Dr. Munira Lokhandwala of StarBrite Dental can use dental crown in these situations:
- To cover a tooth with severe staining unresponsive to whitening methods
- To protect a tooth that has been chipped or cracked
- To protect a tooth that has recently undergone endodontic therapy, which makes the tooth more susceptible to damage
- To bond with false teeth known as pontics to fabricate a dental bridge
- To place over a dental implant to act as a false tooth
Dental crowns are incredibly versatile and Dr. Munira Lokhandwala understands their importance in dentistry. She not only offers dental crowns, but she provides them during the same appointment—something not every dentist in the Dublin community can boast. She uses CEREC technology and digital impressions to fabricate dental crowns in house, allowing patients to enjoy immediate repair. Other dental offices who use dental laboratories need several weeks for the fabrication of the dental crown before placement. This means putting a temporary crown on, an extra dental appointment, and time between that could be avoided if dentists utilized CEREC technologies in their practice in the same way Dr. Munira Lokhandwala does. CEREC-made dental crowns and other porcelain restorations are just as strong and beautiful as conventional restorations but are completed much faster for convenience.
To place a dental crown on a tooth, Dr. Munira Lokhandwala must prepare it by removing a portion of the enamel from all sides of the tooth. Impressions are taken and used to fabricate the restoration, which is then bonded in place.
If you reside in or around the Dublin area and are interested in finding out more about same-day restorations available in our practice, contact Dr. Munira Lokhandwala to book a consultation appointment and evaluation. We want area patients to have access to some of the best restorative methods available in dentistry today, and to understand the amazing possibilities that can be achieved with cosmetic dental solutions.