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By Signature Smiles, LLC
April 02, 2021
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry
Tags: dental crowns  

Dental crowns improve smiles in several ways. They strengthen and protect weak or damaged teeth, restore biting and chewing functions in teeth that are worn down, and improve the appearance of teeth with cosmetic flaws. Typically, it takes several weeks for your custom crowns to be made at a dental lab, but CEREC technology makes it possible to fabricate custom crowns right in our office in just one day. Dr. Carmela LaFalce, the skilled dentist at Signature Smiles in Toms River, NJ, can improve your smile with CEREC same-day dental crowns.

What Are Dental Crowns?

Dental crowns are ceramic caps that fit over existing teeth. They can serve many purposes, such as strengthening a damaged tooth or concealing imperfections. Dental crowns readily blend in with the rest of your smile since they look and function exactly like natural teeth. Additionally, crowns are custom-made for each patient. The color, size, and shape can all be customized for the best fit and most natural look.

How Dental Crowns Help

Dental crowns can improve your smile in many different ways. Some of the ways crowns help include:

  • Strengthening teeth following root canal treatment
  • Protecting weak or worn down teeth from being further damaged
  • Restoring biting and chewing functions in weak or damaged teeth
  • Improving the appearance of teeth with cosmetic issues, such as stains or discolorations
  • Replacing missing tooth when used in conjunction with dental implants or bridgework
  • Preventing loose fillings from falling out

CEREC Technology & Crowns

Patients traditionally had to wait several weeks before their custom lab-created dental crowns were ready to be placed. New CEREC technology (Chairside Economical Restorations of Esthetic Ceramic) now makes it possible to create custom crowns and other restorations in just one day right in the dentist’s office. The experienced dentist at our practice in Toms River can create and place your custom crowns in just one appointment.

CEREC utilizes both computer-aided design (CAD) and computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) technology to design and create custom dental crowns right in the office. A CAD program first generates a digital 3D model of your teeth, which is then transferred to a milling machine where CAM technology fabricates the actual crowns in just minutes. The dental crowns are ready to be placed immediately so you can walk out of the office with your smile restored on the same day.

CEREC dental crowns can improve your smile in just one day! Damaged teeth can be strengthened, biting and chewing functions can be restored, and teeth with cosmetic flaws can be completely transformed. Dr. LaFalce can create custom crowns for you right in the office. To schedule an appointment with the dentist, call Signature Smiles in Toms River, NJ, at (732) 244-4114.


Carmela LaFalce, DMD
Dentist - Toms River
616 Washington St
Toms River, NJ 08753

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