Don E. Larson DMD
Family Dentist located in Downtown Eagle, Eagle, ID
When it comes to restorative dentistry, few tools are as versatile as dental crowns, which preserve your teeth and also act as anchors for other tooth replacement options. At Don E. Larson, DMD, the team is equipped with the latest technology — CEREC® — which allows them to not only create your crown in one visit, but also to provide you with veneers and onlays using the same precision equipment. For all of your dental restorative needs, call the Eagle, Idaho, office or use the online scheduling tool.
Crowns Q & A
What are dental crowns?
A dental crown is a cap that’s designed to protect the inner structures of your tooth while also preserving the aesthetic line of your teeth. There are many reasons why the team at Don E. Larson, DMD, may turn to a dental crown, including:
- Protecting teeth with large fillings
- Restoring a cracked or worn tooth
- Covering misshapen or discolored teeth
- Covering a dental implant
- Protecting a tooth that’s had root canal work
- Holding a denture or bridge in place
Crowns are made from porcelain or ceramic — materials that are tough enough for chewing, and that also mimic the natural color of your teeth, right down to their opalescence.
What are my other options in restorative dentistry?
While crowns play a central role when it comes to major restorations in your teeth, the team at Don E. Larson, DMD, also relies on:
Dental veneers are wafer-thin shells that cover the fronts of your teeth. Veneers not only whiten severely discolored teeth, they can also hide a host of imperfections, such as chips, cracks, and worn teeth.
The team at Don E. Larson, DMD, uses onlays to restore function and form to teeth that have cavities that are too large for fillings.
How are crowns, veneers, and onlays designed and manufactured?
One of the keys to the restorative dentistry services at Don E. Larson, DMD, is the practice’s CEREC technology. The CEREC system allows the team to precisely design and manufacture your crowns, veneers, and onlays right on the premises, which means you don’t need to make multiple trips to the dentist.
To start, the team uses highly advanced imaging equipment to make an “impression” of the teeth you need restored. CEREC then uses computer-aided design to come up with the best solution for your goals. This information is sent to the custom milling unit at the practice and, in no time at all, your restorations are created using E.max®, a newer porcelain that’s three times stronger than traditional porcelain.
Once ready, your provider bonds the restoration into place, making any necessary adjustments to achieve the perfect fit.
To learn more about same-day crowns as well as your other options in restorative dentistry, call Don E. Larson, DMD, or book an appointment using the online scheduler.