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Options for Naturally Beautiful Restorations

Our approach to dental care is to act conservatively as much as possible. Through preventative treatment and early intervention, we strive to avoid or correct dental issues as soon as possible. In some cases, the most appropriate form of treatment is a dental crown. Dr. Rea has provided crowns and bridges for many years, using great skill and state-of-the-art technology as it becomes available.

A dental crown is like a full suit of armor for a tooth that has been significantly damaged. This cover encapsulates the damaged tooth and restores full function and aesthetics to the smile. Over the years, several materials have been used to fabricate dental crowns and bridges in Longview, most commonly metal alloys such as palladium, platinum and gold. While metal is very strong, it is not an aesthetically pleasing material for dental restorations. Facilitating better-looking smiles, porcelain, or ceramic are often incorporated into this long-lasting restoration.

In our office, we have taken advantage of the most up to date technology and use CEREC to fabricate custom-made porcelain crowns right in our office. Bypassing the dental laboratory, we are able to complete restorations with dental crowns within a single visit. Life doesn't stop when you have a dental issue. Completing restorative care in a single day, then, is highly beneficial to your valuable time schedule. While the time factor is a great benefit of CEREC technology, this is not necessary the most important.

Dental crowns and bridges in Longview are intended to restore full function to a damaged tooth, facilitating years of chewing and beauty. An important aspect to the longevity of a crown is fit. Using CEREC technology, Dr. Frazer is able to fabricate the best fitting crown possible, as a 3D model is used in the creation process. Additionally, CEREC porcelain crowns are bonded directly to the remaining tooth structure, which improves the fit and leads to a durable restoration that should last longer than the traditional crown.

CEREC crowns are made from porcelain, a material that is ideal for dental restorations. Porcelain is a strong material that will resist corrosion and stains, and looks more natural than any other material used today. With porcelain, the restored tooth will blend in seamlessly with natural teeth. This material reflects light just as natural tooth enamel, and appears translucent, slightly see-through, just like the teeth you were born with.

When a dental crown or bridge is needed, our patients are in very capable hands with Dr. Rea. To schedule your restorative or preventative dental care, contact us today.
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