Do you have severely stained teeth? Maybe you want to strengthen a weak tooth.
Dr. Ben Ahlbrecht provides dental crowns in Indianapolis, IN. Dental crowns offered at North Meridian Dental Excellence are used to address damaged, misshapen, or discolored teeth. Tooth crowns are also used to cover dental implants or hold dental bridges in place. They are fabricated from sturdy porcelain ceramic material, to strengthen weak teeth and blend in with your natural teeth. Dental crowns are custom-fit to each patient and typically can be completed in one visit using CEREC technology. Dr. Ahlbrecht also places traditional ceramic and gold crowns depending on your needs and aesthetic goals.
Patients can often receive same-day dental crowns using CEREC (Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics, or CEramic REConstruction). This CAD/CAM technology allows our staff to create digital impressions of patients’ teeth and fabricate dental crowns quickly and efficiently. With CEREC there are no messy impressions trays, no temporary crowns, and no return visits. Schedule a consultation with Dr. Ahlbrecht to see if you are a candidate for same-day dental crowns with CEREC.
Dental Crown FAQs
Learn the answers to frequently asked questions about dental crowns below:
How long do dental crowns last?
With proper dental care, dental crowns can last up to 30 years. Follow all instructions given to you by your dentist. Keeping a good daily routine oral hygiene and regular dental care schedule will guarantee long-lasting crowns.
Am I a candidate for dental crowns?
Patients that still have the tooth root intact can receive dental crowns. If you have missing teeth you may also receive dental implants, dentures, or dental bridges that can be capped off with dental crowns. Treatment may be needed for patients with tooth decay, but they can receive dental crowns after the infection is removed.
Is it painful to receive dental crowns?
No. Dr. Ahlbrecht uses a local anesthetic to numb the treated area, so the procedure should not be painful. You may feel some soreness after the procedure, but this should subside and can usually be managed with an over the counter pain medication.
Can dental crowns fall out?
Dental crowns can come loose as a result of tooth damage or decay. If you notice any changes in the fit or comfort of your crown, contact our Indianapolis dentist office right away. We will schedule an appointment for you to be seen by one of our dentists.
Contact Our Office
North Meridian Dental Excellence at 317.204.7134 or request a consultation with our professional team today. We welcome new patients of all ages and can meet your needs in a caring, compassionate environment.