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Dental crowns are longstanding and reliable restorations which bring damaged teeth back to life. If you have a tooth that's weak, dental crownsmisshapen, decayed or fractured, you could be a candidate for a CEREC crown from Dr. R. Scott Langdon, your Mooresville, NC, dentist. These one-visit porcelain crowns are lifelike and strong.

What is a crown?

It's a tooth-shaped cap, shaped to fill a smile gap and to fit perfectly over the healthy parts of an ailing tooth. Crowns help avoid the harmful consequences of tooth loss--marred personal appearance, bone and gum recession, impaired oral function and more. Crowns also restore dental implants, support traditional bridges and cover teeth saved by root canal therapy.

Most dentists, including Dr. Langdon, choose porcelain as their preferred crown material because of its realistic appearance and strength. Other common materials are porcelain fused to metal, or PFM.

Whatever the material, crowns support and beautify damaged teeth for years. They require meticulous brushing and flossing (as do all your teeth), and of course, Dr. Langdon sees all his patients every six months for cleanings and check-ups, as recommended by the American Dental Association.

CEREC crowns

Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics. That's what CEREC means, and it's a remarkable process. With digital imaging and impression techniques, your Mooresville, NC, dentist can create a three-dimensional, virtual model of your tooth and surrounding tissues and then translate that information into an actual porcelain crown.

Where does this happen? It all happens right in Dr. Langdon's treatment room, eliminating third-party dental labs, long wait times (days to weeks) and awkward temporary crowns.

Dr. Langdon will examine your tooth and X-ray it to confirm it's healthy enough to receive a crown. He'll numb the area around the tooth and remove the damaged portions, including old fillings. Then, he'll do a final shaping.

As you wait in the dental chair, you can watch your crown take shape as the CEREC apparatus mills it from a solid block of tooth-colored porcelain. The process takes about 20 minutes, and when complete, the crown is bonded permanently over your tooth. Because CEREC processes are so precise, the crown should fit and bite perfectly right away with little to no adjustment needed.

Keep your tooth

Restore it with a beautiful porcelain crown from Dr. R. Scott Langdon in Mooresville, NC. He'll explain the process and discuss with you the many benefits of Cerec crowns. Call the office today for a one-on-one consultation: (704) 664-1188.

By R. SCOTT LANGDON DDS
March 27, 2017
Category: Dental Procedures

What your dentist in Mooresville, North Carolina wants you to knowdental crowns

Your dentist provides many services and procedures to restore both the function and the beauty of your smile. You deserve to have the ability to chew the foods you love and show off a smile to be proud of. Dental services provide both. Dr. R. Scott Langdon in Mooresville, North Carolina wants to introduce you to just a few services that can enhance your smile and your life.

If you have lost teeth, it’s only natural to consider conventional tooth replacement methods like bridges, partials or dentures. Thanks to revolutionary technology, you now have another choice, dental implants! Dental implants look just like your natural teeth, you clean them just like your natural teeth, and they are stable. Dental implants will fill in the gaps left by missing teeth. You can replace a single or multiple missing teeth, and even support a denture.

If you have badly damaged teeth, you’ve probably thought about dental crowns to restore your teeth. Dr. Langdon offers innovative CEREC same-day crowns which are beautiful and natural-looking. The best part is that they are created in the office while you wait! That means you don’t have to put up with an ugly, badly-fitting temporary crown for weeks while your new crown is being made. CEREC uses revolutionary CAD-CAM 3-D technology and precise computer-assisted measurement to create a crown that fits perfectly and looks dazzling.

If you want to dramatically change the look of your teeth, you should consider porcelain veneers, which are thin sheaths of porcelain cemented to the front surfaces of your teeth. They can hide chips, cracks, stains, or enamel defects and give you a celebrity-perfect smile. Porcelain reflects light just like your natural teeth so your new porcelain veneers will look seamless and harmonious.

These are just a few of the dental services Dr. Langdon provides. For a complete list of available treatments, please visit the services page on the website at http://www.dentistmooresville.com/services.html.

Dental services can enhance the look of your smile, elevating your self-esteem and confidence. Why wait to get the smile you deserve? Call Dr. R. Scott Langdon in Mooresville, North Carolina. Get started on your best smile by calling today!

By R. SCOTT LANGDON DDS
January 30, 2017
Category: Dental Procedures

Dental crowns help to restore either the function or appearance of the teeth of patients. They can improve the teeth in countless ways. dental crownsWith the help of Dr. R. Scott Langdon, your Mooresville, NC, dentist, you can determine whether or not you are a candidate for crowns after a comprehensive dental examination.

Benefits of CEREC Crowns

Crowns have been successful at protecting the teeth in general. For patients with cracks or chips on their teeth, they help to keep the tooth from deteriorating further. Same day CEREC crowns protect these fragile teeth and prevent breakage in the future in just one day’s time. For broken teeth, these crowns can restore the ability to chew without the fear of breaking the tooth further. Same day CEREC crowns from your Mooresville dentist can also help with an existing filling that may become loose or dislodged in the future.

CEREC crowns also can help improve the look of the teeth. Whether changing the color, shape or length of the tooth, they are more successful than teeth whitening in more severe discoloration cases. They also have been successful at helping the teeth look more uniform for patients with crooked teeth.

During the CEREC process, an impression is made of the tooth that will receive the crown. The CEREC machine in the office can create this dental restoration in a short period of time while the patient waits. This means there’s no need for temporary crowns or another visit to restore the tooth that needs treatment.

How CEREC Crowns from your Mooresville Dentist Can Help You

With the help of Dr. Langdon, you can use same day crowns to restore the appearance and function of your teeth. To schedule an appointment with your Mooresville, NC, dentist and discuss what CEREC crowns can do for you, call (704) 664-1188.