When tooth decay or damage has become more serious, our skilled dentist, Dr. Tyler P. Lasseigne, may suggest a dental crown. Dental crowns are tooth-shaped caps placed over a tooth to completely encase it up to the gumline. Generally used to protect a weak tooth from breaking, to hold an already broken tooth together, or to support a large dental filling, dental crowns are made from a variety of strong, durable materials. At Esthetic Associates, we offer excellent all-ceramic or purely porcelain dental crowns to restore the beauty, size, shape, and function of a damaged smile. While other materials are also available, such as high noble metals, we use them only under certain, rare circumstances.
In the past, multiple appointments were necessary for dental crowns, as was a waiting period while your dental crown was created at an off-site dental laboratory. Thanks to the latest dental technology utilized at our office, we are able to design, create, and apply your custom dental crown in Baton Rouge, Louisiana during just one office visit. The dental machine we use for this process is called a CEREC® machine. After designing your custom dental crown, the CEREC produces your dental crown in a matter of minutes from a pre-determined shade of porcelain or ceramic. The dental crown is then fitted, polished, and permanently cemented into place. Our caring dental team works hard to ensure you have a positive, efficient experience each time you visit our office. To learn more about dental crowns, we encourage you to call our dental office and schedule a consultation with Dr. Tyler P. Lasseigne. We look forward to restoring the health and beauty of your smile!