Crowns & Bridges
If you want a smile that’s your crowning glory, you may need a crown to cover a tooth and restore it to its normal shape and size. A crown can make your tooth stronger and improve its appearance.
It can cover and support a tooth with a large filling when there isn’t enough tooth left. It can be used to attach a bridge, protect a weak tooth from breaking or restore one that’s already broken. A crown is a good way to cover teeth that are discolored or badly shaped. It’s also used to cover a dental implant. If Dr. Melissa recommends a crown, it’s probably to correct one of these conditions. Our primary concern, like yours, is helping you keep your teeth healthy and your smile bright – literally, your crowning glory.
Same Day Crowns – CEREC®
Dr. Melissa A. Jarrell is certified to use the CEREC® crown restoration system. The latest in single day crown replacement technology, the CEREC® milling system enables patients to receive a custom fitting tooth/crown in a few hours. Gone are the days of returning in two weeks to see if your new crown fits. Your teeth can be back to normal in the same day. Dr. Jarrell and her team strive to keep up with state-of-the-art dental treatment by continuously learning new procedures to help our patients, so you can feel confident you’re getting the best care.
Advantages to Using CEREC®
CEREC® has revolutionized the restorative process. It was created with the patient in mind in order to make a visit to the dentist as pain-free as possible.
Some of the benefits to using CEREC® are:
- Most procedures can be done in one visit – less costly and less time-consuming
- Less painful injections due to single-visit
- No need to take messy impressions
- No need to have a temporary restoration for in-between visits
- Ability to save as much natural tooth structure as possible
- Longer lasting restorations – may last over 10 years
- Restores teeth to natural beauty, function and strength
- Metal-free restorations
A bridge is an artificial tooth used to replace one that is missing. It is attached to your neighboring teeth. One of the benefits of using a bridge to replace a missing tooth (or teeth) is how natural it looks and feels. With proper care, bridges can last for years. See us today if you would like to “bridge the gap” in your smile!
Snap-On Smile is an affordable, non-invasive and completely reversible, cosmetic removable arch that can easily and painlessly give you a beautiful smile. No shots. No drilling. Ask us today if this is a good option for you.
All of Dr. Jarrell’s restorations are made in the USA. We even have several labs in Kokomo we use to keep our business local. And, we only use the finest materials available in dentistry.